Seven parishes forming a united benefice in South Lincolnshire
North Beltisloe Benefice
Our village and its church
Located 8 miles east of Grantham, Sapperton is a very small village made up of 20 residents in 12 houses. There are 15 on the electoral role.
Our residents range from professionals to the active-
St Nicholas’ Church is a focal point for village life, particularly at Easter, Harvest and Christmas. Tucked away in the corner of the village, the small building dates from the 12thC and is a fine example of Norman architecture. It is kept unlocked and partakes in the Church Tourism trail.
The village has a strong sense of community and supports each other’s needs and activities. We regularly contribute to Action Aid and Christian Aid. Villagers usually take part in the Lincolnshire Old Churches’ Trust Ride & Stride event
Church Services normally take place on the third Sunday of the month and alternate between Holy Communion and a family service. Average attendance is 7. Occasional offices are infrequent; there were no baptisms, weddings or funerals in 2015.
The PCC has a formal AGM in March/April each year and otherwise meets as required to enact its business.
The PCC fully accepts its responsibility to maintain St Nicholas’ in full working order. The basic structure of the building is sound. We use Quinquennial Inspections to prioritise our maintenance activities. Since 2010 we have installed mains electricity to provide lighting and heating.
Church Warden Janet Saunders 01476 585263
Church Warden Jonathan Tesh 01476 585348
Secretary & Treasurer Giles Halfhead 01476 585241