Seven parishes forming a united benefice in South Lincolnshire

orth Beltisloe Group of Parishes

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BOOTHBY PAGNELL


BRACEBY


HUMBY CHAPEL


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LENTON


OLD SOMERBY


ROPSLEY


SAPPERTON



The Parishes

Minutes of North Beltisloe Group Council Meeting

25th June 2016


Constitution

of the

North Beltisloe

Group of Parishes



Minutes of North Beltisloe Group AGM Meeting

23rd May 2016

Humby Chapel

Our village and its chapel


Humby Chapel is in the hamlet of Great Humby which is in the parish of Old Somerby. The congregation is largely drawn from Little Humby which lies in the parish of Ropsley. Together the two Humby villages have a population of about 85, 25 of which are children.

Humby Chapel is unusual. It is not formally part of North Beltisloe Benefice - it is a ‘Chapel of Ease’. It is not licensed for public worship, and is not consecrated, although the Bishop of Lincoln did ‘dedicate’ it in 2008. The Chapel is in good condition with new carpeting, rewiring, improved lighting, altar cloths, and an outside bench seat. The chapel, and its surrounding land, are owned by Mr Tim Radford. He is impressed by the good offices of the Chapel Committee plus the remarkable numbers who attend services. We are working with him to set up a more formal structure which will secure our long term independence.


CHURCH SERVICES

About 5 or 6 services are held each year which attract an average attendance of about 40 In the last few years there have been a number of baptisms. Humby Chapel has a real ecumenical contribution to make in the area. It is particularly good to see so many young families supporting the regular services.


HOW WE ARE ORGANISED

We are run by a Committee of local residents and have a public AGM. Both Ropsley and Old Somerby PCCs are represented on the Committee. Each year we make a contribution towards both of these parishes’ Share request.

The relationship with the North Beltisloe parishes is very strong. Two of our members take a lead role in its Ministry Team and conduct services at other benefice churches. We also attend the Benefice Council.



Key contacts


Chairman       Colin McGarrigle       01476 585909

Secretary        Kate Welbourne        01476 585812