Seven parishes forming a united benefice in South Lincolnshire
orth Beltisloe Group of Parishes
Our village and its church
St Andrew’s is a significant focal point for our village, which consists of around 60 houses and is located five miles south east of Grantham. It is a close community with about 130 residents.
Church Services normally take place on the third Sunday of the month and alternate between Holy Communion and a family service. Average attendance is 6.
There are currently 7 members of the PCC and with the exception of the secretary all over 50. Most PCC members have served for 10+ years. There is currently one church warden.
The building dates from the 13thC and is a significant example of medieval architecture. It has a noted Victorian refurbished interior, including a working Hope Jones organ. A peal of 5 new bells was installed in 2009 (these are now rung for both Sunday services and special occasions). As it is situated on a busy through road, the church is normally kept locked. Access is gained via the PCC officers.
The PCC fully accepts its responsibility to maintain St Andrew’s. The basic structure of the building is sound. The church building has electricity but no water connection. The lead on the Lady Chapel roof, which was stolen 5 years ago, has been replaced by a tern coated steel roof. The quinquennial inspection reported that major repairs to the roof, organ and lych gate were needed and that other refurbishment was desirable.
Tom Blake 01476 585898
Emma Thomas 01476 585553