Seven parishes forming a united benefice in South Lincolnshire
orth Beltisloe Group of Parishes
Welcome to the North Beltisloe Group of Parishes
North Beltisloe is a group of 7 Parishes a few miles to the south east of Grantham in Lincolnshire. The villages vary in size from 30 up to 750 inhabitants; the total population is just under 2000 but growing. Each parish has a much-
The 7 parishes are a united benefice. Group Services take place every month, on Patronal festivals and other special occasions. Traditionally, every Parish has at least one service each month. We have a choir which leads the singing at Group and special services. In 2010, there were 20 baptisms and 13 marriages/blessings across the Group. The preparation for such services is a major opportunity to grow mission.
In 2010 we ran a very successful ecumenical ALPHA Course. This has also developed good working relationships with other churches/denominations in Grantham. It is our intention to build on this with prayer ministry training. We also endeavour to run courses during Lent.
In common with the other rural parishes in our Deanery, most of the lay energy in our communities is provided by the “silver” generation. A hard core of worshippers supports traditional prayer-
Each village holds its own social events which are supported by the other parishes. Mid-
There are two schools in the Group: Ropsley Church of England Primary School (of which our Rector is an ex-
We can do much more to develop mission amongst families.
Requests for Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals
Until the appointment of the next Rector of North Beltisloe all church enquires should, in the first instance, be made to the churchwardens(#). They will take the details of requests for Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals and forward them to the responsible minister, Fr. Chris Atkinson, Rural Dean (017780 422412). For other personal matters that require the services of a priest they should contact Fr. Chris directly.
# Contact details in the relevant Parish section or the Directory
See Activities section for more information