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 MAY

5th May

10.30am : Holy Communion : Bassingham

12th May

10.30am : Holy Communion : Bassingham

19th May

10.30am : Holy Communion : Bassingham

26th May

9.00am : Holy Communion : Norton Disney

26th May

10.30am : Morning Prayer : Bassingham

 

Services for JUNE

2nd June

10.30am : Holy Communion : Carlton Le Moorland

9th June

9am : Holy Communion : Carlton Le Moorland

9th June

10.15am : D Day Remembrance Service : Bassingham

16th June

10.30am : Holy Communion : Carlton Le Moorland

23rd June

9am : Holy Communion : Thurlby

23rd June

10.30am : Morning Prayer : Carlton Le Moorland

23rd June

3pm : Rose Sunday Service : Thurlby

30th June

10.30am : Parish Celebration : Stapleford

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

D-DAY LANDINGS 80th ANNIVERSARY

COMMEMORATION SERVICE

On June the 6th the Nation will remember all those who lost

their lives in the D-Day Landings 80 years ago.

Beacons will be lit at 9-15 pm across the Country and each of our churches in the Withamside United Parish has purchased a Lamp Light of Peace to be lit at the same time in a quiet vigil.

We are holding a special Commemoration Service in

St Michael’s Church, Bassingham to mark this occasion on

SUNDAY JUNE 9th AT 10-15 am.

The service will be similar to the Remembrance Day Service with the Uniformed groups involved and also with a piece of music sung by the Bassingham Choir. The service will start in the church and will then move across to the War Memorial.

Everyone is welcome to attend this service.

Fiona Smith – Arla Great North Swim 2024
In aid of MacMillan Cancer Support

Fiona, one of our organists and friend at Withamside, has bravely stepped up to the
challenge of a 2-mile swim in chilly Lake Windermere in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support, and in memory of her dear husband, Glyn. She is joining the Arla Great North Swim in Lake Windermere on Friday 7th June 2024 and will greatly appreciate any donations to support MacMillan via her JustGiving Fundraising Page.

If you’d like to support Fiona, please donate to her JustGiving Fundraising Page using the following link: https://www.justgiving.com/page/fiona-smith-1715013621225

Thank you!

 

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 1st June 2024

10-30 until 11-30 a.m.

Your Hosts Stapleford

 

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.
Next collection day Thursday  30th May
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

May
30
Thu
Withamside Waste Not Want Not @ Bassingham
May 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

9.30am-11.30am for Donations & 1pm-3.30pm Collection

Jun
9
Sun
D-DAY LANDINGS 80th ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION SERVICE @ St Michael’s Church, Bassingham
Jun 9 @ 10:15 am

On June the 6th the Nation will remember all those who lost  their lives in the D-Day Landings 80 years ago.

Beacons will be lit at 9-15 pm across the Country and each of our churches in the Withamside United Parish has purchased a Lamp Light of Peace to be lit at the same time in a quiet vigil.

We are holding a special Commemoration Service in

St Michael’s Church, Bassingham to mark this occasion on

SUNDAY JUNE 9th AT 10-15 am. 

The service will be similar to the Remembrance Day Service with the Uniformed groups involved and also with a piece of music sung by the Bassingham Choir. The service will start in the church and will then move across to the War Memorial.

Everyone is welcome to attend this service.

Jun
27
Thu
Withamside Waste Not Want Not @ Bassingham
Jun 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

9.30am-11.30am for Donations & 1pm-3.30pm Collection

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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