Withamside United Parish

Welcoming, Worshipping and Witnessing in the name of Christ.

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Withamside United Parish – celebrating all that is good and of God within our community.

Welcome to the Withamside United Parish, named for the River Witham,  which meanders through or around our eight villages. We are home to six formal churches in Aubourn, Bassingham, Carlton le Moorland, Norton Disney, Stapleford and Thurlby, and one informal cafe-style church in Witham St Hughs.

Whether you are looking for the times of church services or to enquire about a christening or a wedding we hope that you find what you are looking for on this website.  If not, please feel free to get in touch via email or phone (01522 788652).

WITHAMSIDE UNITED PARISH

Services for February

4th February

10.30am :  Holy Communion  : St Mary’s, Carlton

11th February

10.30am :  Holy Communion  : St Mary’s, Carlton

18th February

10.30am :  Holy Communion  : St Mary’s, Carlton

18th February

4.00pm :  Praise & Pizza : Witham St Hughs Village Hall

25th February

9.00am :  Holy Communion  : St Germain’s, Thurlby

25th February

10.30am :  Morning Prayer  :  St Mary’s, Carlton

 

All are welcome to attend any of these services.
Check out our website for details of other events.
www.withamsideparish.org.uk

CEILIDH

“COME AND JOIN THE DANCE”

Come and enjoy a fantastic evening of folk dancing, food, and beer.
Ceilidh originates from the Old Irish and was originally an informal gathering
for conversation, music, dancing, songs, and stories.
The music and the calling of the dances will be led by the wonderful

HIGGLEDY PIGGLEDY BAND

Saturday 24th February 2024
8-00 p.m. until 11-45 p.m.
The Hammond Hall, Bassingham
Tickets £12 (including a Ploughman’s Supper)
Tickets available from the 1st of January 2024
from
Green’s Store
John Rowland Tel 01522 788652
Andrew Alsop Tel 01522 788748
All proceeds to the Withamside United Parish

ST MICHAEL’S CHURCH
COFFEE MORNINGS
IN AID OF THE WITHAMSIDE PARISH

Come and enjoy a Cuppa and a Chat

Come and enjoy a friendly social occasion with

Coffee/Tea, cakes, and a raffle.

ST MICHAEL’S CHURCH

SATURDAY 3rd February 2024

10-30 until 11-30 a.m.

Your Hosts are St Mary’s Carlton

 

Lincolnshire Co-op Community Champions

The parish has been selected as Community Champions at Witham St Hugh’s Co-op from 3rd December until the 2nd March.
Last time we were awarded over £600. If you are able to shop there you will be supporting Withamside funds. Please let others know about this.

THE CLOCK IS NO LONGER STUCK

On the 1st November St. Mary’s church clock started again and chimed out the hour!

Thanks to local residents making generous donations, fund raising  activities in the village, contributions from The Witham Staple, Carlton Le Moorland Parish Council and Withamside Parochial Church Council  it was possible to commission The Cumbria Clock Company  to install an automatic winding system.  It was an example of the local community coming together to ensure the success of such a project in a relatively short space of time.

HOME COMMUNION TEAM

There are a number of residents in the Withamside Parish who, for one reason or another, are unable to get to church services and are, therefore, unable to take Holy Communion.

The Withamside Parochial Church Council has now established a team of lay people who have the Bishop’s License to deliver Home Communion.

If you are unable attend church services and would like to receive Holy Communion, then please contact one of the following people and they will come to your house and administer Home Communion for you.

The names and contact details of the Home Communion Team are:

Diane Cook

Tel No: 07791 596385

email: diane@withamsideparish.org.uk

Maureen Kendall

Tel No: 07887 613361

email: maureen@withamsideparish.org.uk

Miranda Davis           

Tel No: 01522 789365

email: miranda@withamsideparish.org.uk

Pastoral Support Contact Team

For the Withamside United Parish

Neighbourly Care within our Communities.

Within our local communities there already exists a network of people who look out for those who may be vulnerable or are in need of a chat or support. This manifests itself in a variety of ways. Through personal contact and through the many organisations, groups, clubs, and societies that exist within our villages. These are all part of a Neighbourly Caring Community.

We do not have a Rector and so the Withamside United Parish has established a small Pastoral Support Contact Team who can be contacted to meet this need. 

 TTCT for Withamside Parish

Dear friends in Christ,

A Time to Change Together is a huge journey for our diocese and for all of us, and just now we have been making significant steps along the way. Against the backdrop of our challenging world, and praying for peace, justice, sharing and mutual respect, we are putting our affairs into a new order. TTCT is no longer an idea for the future, it is what we are doing now and how we are doing it. Let us pray that our flourishing church may bring its values to the wider community – collaboration, generosity and growth. 

We now have more information about the way forward for our parish of Withamside.

Click the button below to read more….

Withamside United Parish 200 Club

We are relaunching the 200 club across the whole parish.

In the past the 200 club has been a successful way of raising funds for the parish and I hope that you will be able to take part.

If you’d like to join in, then it would be helpful if you could print a copy of the attached application form. If not, then these will be available from myself, John Rowlands, or in church.

Once you have returned the completed application form to me and have made your payment, your number(s) will be allocated and will be entered in the next draw. The draw for the 200 club will take place monthly at the coffee morning held in St Michael’s Church, Bassingham on the first Saturday of the month.

Thank you and good luck!
Diane

WITHAMSIDE
WASTE NOT WANT NOT

BRING ANY FOOD AND ESSENTIAL GOODS THAT YOU WISH TO DONATE TO

ST MICHAEL’S CHURCH BASSINGHAM
on the last Thursday of each month
9-30 a.m. to 11-30 a.m.

 ANYONE IN NEED OF A BIT OF EXTRA HELP IN THESE DIFFICULT TIMES CAN COME ALONG AND COLLECT A BOX OF FOOD AND ESSENTIAL GOODS

 1-00 p.m. to 3-30 p.m.

THIS IS A NEW COLLABORATIVE SCHEME BETWEEN GREEN’S STORE AND THE WITHAMSIDE PARISH TO TRY AND ESTABLISH A WAY OF SHARING AND  RE-DISTRIBUTING EXCESSES AND SUPPORTING THOSE IN NEED WITHIN OUR OWN COMMUNITY

Please Pray for Ukraine

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York’s prayer for Ukraine:

God of peace and justice,

We pray for the people of Ukraine today.

We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons.

We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow,

that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.

We pray for those with power over war or peace,

for wisdom, discernment and compassion

to guide their decisions.

Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear, that you would hold and protect them.

We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.

Amen.

URGENT HELP NEEDED FOR OUR LINCOLN FOOD BANK

To find out more, click the button below.

COVID 19

Wearing face masks in indoor settings is no longer mandatory

If you choose to wear a face mask for your own and others protection that is a personal decision.

Thank you for your support

WITHAMSIDE WASTE NOT WANT NOT

Click the button below to find out more.

Please continue to pray for Ukraine

You may like to use this prayer from the Methodist Church

Upcoming Events

Feb
24
Sat
COME AND JOIN THE DANCE! TIME FOR A CEILIDH! at THE HAMMOND HALL, BASSINGHAM.
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm

Shake off those winter blues and join in the dance!  Enjoy the fun of a CEILIDH and dance to the popular HIGGLEDYPIGGLEDY BAND.

No previous dancing experience is needed! A “caller” will lead you through an evening of fun and enjoyment that everyone can join in.

This is a community event raising money for Withamside Parish.

There will be Ploughman’s Supper included in the ticket and a licensed bar.

 (8.00 P.M. UNTIL 11.45 P.M.).

 Tickets go on sale FROM January 1st at Greens of Bassingham and from John Rowland – 01522 788652 and Andrew and Ingrid Alsop – 01522 788748.  TICKETS ARE £12.

You are advised to book early as tickets sell out very fast! Organise a group of friends and come along!

Feb
28
Wed
Lent Lunch
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Mar
22
Fri
Easter Flower Arranging Workshop St Mary’s Church, Carlton Le Moorland
Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Easter Flower Arranging Workshop
St Mary’s Church, Carlton Le Moorland,
Friday 22nd March 6.00-9.00pm.

Make your own Easter or Spring themed arrangement to adorn your home this Easter

This is an enjoyable and friendly evening in a relaxed group.

Places are limited so you must book early.

All materials are provided as well as refreshnents.

Further information and to book contact:-

SANDRA 07951 438875

maysand@btinternet.com

FACEBOOK: Sandra’sStems

Contact Details

General enquiries for Withamside Parish

John Rowland: 01522 788652
layvicechair@withamsideparish.org.uk

 Enquiries for Christenings and Weddings:

Jane Root: 01522 788278
administrator@withamsideparish.org.uk

Enquiries for Funerals: 

Revd Jeff Parr - Associate Priest
01522 861863
jparr@chesapeake.co.uk

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