Seven parishes forming a united benefice in South Lincolnshire

North Beltisloe Benefice









The Parishes


of the

North Beltisloe

Group of Parishes

How we are Organised

Missionary Leadership

There is a lively, dedicated local ministry team and service cover is augmented by two local, retired priests. The lay ministry team includes one reader and six licensed ministers, all of who have completed the appropriate Diocesan training courses. They have each undertaken modules to help them lead worship & house groups, work with young people and undertake pastoral work. The team meet regularly to plan how mission may be developed and how they can support each other.

Group Administration

The Group Council comprising two members of the ministry team and representatives from each of the seven parishes. The Council meets quarterly and elects its officers from within its membership. Each PCC contributes to a small budget which covers the expenses and other Group activities.

In alphabetical order, our parishes are: BOOTHBY PAGNELL; BRACEBY; INGOLDSBY; LENTON (including Keisby, Hanby and Osgodby), OLD SOMERBY (including Great Humby); ROPSLEY (including Little Humby) and SAPPERTON.

Each village retains its own Parochial Church Council (PCC), with its own officers and bank account and is responsible for the maintenance of its own Church buildings. Great and Little Humby villages share responsibility for an ecumenical Chapel, which is an active supporter of the Group.


All seven PCCs pay their parish shares; the total amount is set to cover the cost of providing full-time stipendiary ministry. Over the past three years seven PCCs have run Stewardship Programmes. In addition to boosting regular income these programmes have proved to be a valuable opportunity to grow mission and awaken in the community the value of the church and its ministry.

In addition we believe in supporting other worthwhile charities like Christian Aid, a specific Harvest charity and the Lincolnshire Old Churches Trust annual “Bike & Stride” event.