Seven parishes forming a united benefice in South Lincolnshire

orth Beltisloe Group of Parishes

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BOOTHBY PAGNELL


BRACEBY


HUMBY CHAPEL


INGOLDSBY


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

St Peter's

Ropsley

OUR VILLAGE AND ITS CHURCH

Ropsley, is the biggest village in North Beltisloe with a population of around 840. It lies 6 miles east of Grantham with a regular bus service to the town. It has won the Best Kept Village in Lincolnshire title a number of times. It has one pub, with a tea room, a garage, a village hall, a cricket club, a football team, a mobile library and post office. There are 34 on the electoral role.  

The Church of England primary school has over 100 pupils and close connections with the Church. The school’s most recent Ofsted report is ‘Good with some elements of Outstanding’. It is at capacity.  St Peter’s holds services for the children every term.

The village hall is used for many social activities including table tennis, W.I. meetings, indoor bowls, tots group and the annual Church fete and coffee morning.

Our well-kept church dates back to the 12thC having many different architectural styles and is open each day. It holds concerts from time to time.


CHURCH SERVICES

Services are normally held on all Sundays when there is not a benefice service and alternate between Holy Communion, Morning Prayer and Evensong. There is also a monthly midweek service with prayers for the sick. Average attendance for normal Sunday services is 14.

In addition to the benefice Eucharists, we hold a number of special services including a very well attended Remembrance Sunday service.


THE PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL

The PCC has 9 members and meets 5/6 times a year.


THE STATE OF OUR BUILDINGS

St Peter’s is in good repair. All priority work identified in the most recent quinquennial survey has been carried out. A new organ was installed in 2010.




For further information about Ropsley village and its church visit   


www.stpetersropsley.org