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Dunholme Village


Background picture taken of havesting in a corn field on Honeyholes Lane August 2014

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The Parish Church of Dunholme is dedicated to St Chad.

There has been a church on this site for at least 700 years and there may have been a worshipping community in the village for even longer.  The fact that the Doomsday Book (1087) makes no mention of the church in Dunholme does not necessarily mean that no church existed.  It is one of 31 churches dedicated to St Chad, a native of Northumbria

St Chad’’s Church Notices

Knit and Natter

Unfortunately we will have to take a temporary break from April to August but will start back, suitably refreshed and ready to go, at 9.30 am on Wednesday 18th September.

Open to all whether you can knit, crochet or just natter?

Please feel free to bring along your own items or join with us in supporting local charities. All welcome and child friendly.



The three churches in Welton, Dunholme and Scothern will be praying for our communities, street by street, including any groups, organisations, schools that may be on that street through each month. You don’t have to tread the pavements to take part!!

During July the churches in our Benefice will be praying for Dunholme streets as follows:

Four Seasons Close and Scothern Lane.

If you would like to join us or just know a bit more before you make up your mind, please contact Glyn on 861907, Dave on 860986 or Yvonne on 862258


 From St Chad’s Registers

We share in the sadness of those who mourn the death of a loved one, remembering those whose funeral has taken place, or cremated remains have been laid to rest recently:

4 June Joan Hall

5 June Hugh Ward 


St Chad's Coffee Stop

Tuesday 2nd July in Dunholme Parish Church

between 9.30 and 11.30 a.m.

 On sale; Coffee, Tea, Squash,  Home-made cakes

Sheila, Pearl and Kath extend a warm welcome


The opening times for St Chad’s Post office have changed. 

The opening hours will be:

Monday afternoon – 15.00 to 18.00

Wednesday morning  – 09.00 to 12.00

 Offering the full range of post office services including:

Banking – pay in and withdraw from most banks

Parcel Post; Foreign Currency; Euros on demand – other currencies by request, Pensions; Pay your bills


St Chad’s Sunday School

July 14th 10.55 am


 We invite you to St. Chad’s Sunday School

every second Sunday of the month in Dunholme Old School

 Meet for child friendly activities followed by Communion in Church

with the rest of the church family

 Hope to see you all there!




July 7th

Third Sunday after Trinity


Scothern: Morning Worship


Dunholme: All Age Worship


Welton: Holy Communion




July 14th

Fourth Sunday after Trinity


Scothern: Holy Communion


Dunholme: Holy Communion


Welton: Holy Communion (said)


Welton: All Age Worship




July 21st

Fifth Sunday after Trinity


Scothern: Holy Communion


Dunholme: Holy Communion


Welton: Holy Communion




July 28th

Sixth Sunday after Trinity


Scothern: Holy Communion


Dunholme: Holy Communion


Welton: Holy Communion


Dunholme: Encounter Evening

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Rev Adam Watson

Dear Reader,


There's a story that goes a bit like this:

Once, there was a charming older gentleman who used to stop by occasionally at an antiques shop to sell furniture. One day after he had stopped by, the owner of the shop told her husband that she had wished she had told him how much she enjoyed his visits. The husband said "Next time let's tell him so."


The following summer a young woman came in and introduced herself as the daughter of the older gentleman. Her father, she said, had died.Then the wife told her about the conversation she and her husband had had after the old gentleman's last visit. The young woman's eyes were filled with tears. "Oh how much good that would have done my father!" she cried. "He was a man who needed to be reassured that he was liked."

"Since that day" the shopkeeper said later, "whenever I think something particularly nice about people, I tell them. I might not ever get another chance."


I wonder if there's anything we need to say today? there is a proverb in the bible that says: 'Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.' We don't know what will happen today or tomorrow, so perhaps we should take the opportunity to live more in the moment. Another writer in the bible encourages us to 'Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.'

As we think about those around us, in our workplace, our homes and our community, perhaps we can look to share a kind or encouraging word to help build up each other? We may never know what difference it might make!


Adam (Vicar)


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Rev Andy Burrows

telephone: 01673 862486


Welton & Dunholme Methodist Chapel

Welton and Dunholme Methodist Church

Methodist Services

July 7th 10.30 am Roy Jackson

July 14th 10.30 am Cafe Church

July 21st 10.00 am Rev’d Helen Hooley - Holy Communion

July 30th 10.30 am Rev’d Martin Amery


 Coffee Mornings

We are open every Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10.00 am until 11.30 am.  Why not pop in for a warm welcome and a hot drink?  There is a book stall and toys available for the children.  On the first Wednesday of the month the Sewing Group get together from 10.00 am till 12.00 noon.

Ladies Fellowship.

Ladies Fellowship will meet for a meal out on the 11th July.  We meet each month on the second Thursday with a variety of speakers and topics.  We are a friendly informal group and newcomers are always welcome.  If you would like further details about any of our meetings, please contact Barbara (860823). 

Men’s Breakfast.

These informal social events are organised by Welton & Dunholme Methodist Church.  They are open to all men, whether churchgoers or not, interested in a good breakfast and meeting new friends.  Usually we have a speaker and on a variety of subjects.  We meet at 8.45 am and aim to finish by approximately 10.15 am.  Men’s Breakfast is normally held on the third Saturday of each month.  The next one will be on Saturday, 20th July at The Secret Garden Tearooms, Welton.  Anyone interested, please contact John (860823) or David (861461).



July Newsletter

 There’s a picture of summer in John’s Gospel, chapter 15:1-17. It’s the passage that starts:

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit.  You have already been cleansed by the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me as I abide in you.”

The word that struck me was abide. It’s possibly no surprise as the passage goes on to use the word a further 9 times after the above section! Abide means to remain, to wait, to continue to be held, to be present.  It’s a gentle word.

This month the Pick Your Own season is in full swing; strawberries, raspberries and all sorts of yummy goodness but nowadays we can have the fruit we want even when it’s out of season and we can even grow our own strawberries or soft fruits early by forcing. The plants will produce fruit but generally at the cost of the plant itself, stressed by a disruption from its natural cycle and exhausted from the effort.

Life can be a little like that, can’t it? We feel like we have to force ourselves to bear fruit, to be successful, to keep up with the expectations of others, of society and even ourselves. The problem is that can sometimes be at the cost of our wellbeing. We are facing a mental health epidemic in this country. In a recent survey more than 74% of adults confessed to being overwhelmed or unable to cope in the past year. But it’s not just the adults, 1 in 8 children/young people aged between 5 and 19 has a diagnosed mental health condition.

In that kind of world this passage has a lot to say to us. We don’t have to conform to those expectations, we don’t have to continually push ourselves, it’s ok just to ‘be’ sometimes, in fact it’s more than ok, it’s essential! C.S Lewis sums it up brilliantly:

“A car is made to run on gas, and it would not run properly on anything else. God designed the human machine to run on himself. He himself is the fuel our spirits were designed to burn, or the food our spirits were designed to feed on. There is no other."

We’re heading in to summer, it’s the ideal time to slow down a bit and ‘abide’, to reconnect with ourselves, those we love and with God.   I pray for lots of opportunities for all of us to do just that, I guarantee we’ll be better for it!

Every Blessing

Rev Helen.   (thanks to Gemma Fraser)



Our Chapel was founded by a young Wesleyan preacher by the name of John Hannah in 1815.  He was the third son of a local coal merchant whose parents were both Wesleyan Methodists, so it is probably not a surprise that he became a Minister himself at a young age in 1814, when he began preaching in the villages surrounding Lincoln.  He was noted as an impressive preacher and a ready public speaker of unusual eloquence and ability who twice held the office of President of the Wesleyan Conference, first in 1842 and then again in 1851.  He travelled extensively, twice visiting the United States with the Wesleyan Conference of Great Britain as a representative of English Methodism along with numerous positions in the United Kingdom, both as a Minister and a theological tutor at parishes as varied as Stoke Newington, Hoxton and Didsbury in Yorkshire.

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John Hannah

Community Bible Study


CBS is a group that meets every week (in term-time) in Dunholme Old School, to study the Bible together.  Last year, we studied several books of the Old Testament, Joshua, Judges, Ruth and 1 & 2 Samuel.  We saw how God lead his people to settle in the Promised Land, how they established themselves in spite of battles and disasters, and how God guided, encouraged and disciplined them through his appointed leaders.

This year we are going to be studying Paul’s Letters to the Corinthians, with its guidance for the newly established church at Corinth, written some 2000 years ago.  I’m sure that we will find relevance for Christians and churches today in every study. 

We currently have 24 members, drawn from several different churches, so our discussions are always interesting!  We split into four small groups, so that everyone has a chance to contribute to the discussion, and form deep, supportive friendships.

Our first meeting this year will be on Wednesday 12th September, 9.30-11.30.  This will consist of registering for the year, and an introductory talk to 1 & 2 Corinthians.  If you would like to join us, you would be very welcome – no qualifications are needed to take part in CBS, just an interest in God’s word.  For more information, please contact me, Jane Hutchinson on 01673 866467, or 07952 425042.

There are other CBS classes in the area, meeting on different days – take a look at to find other locations.