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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

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

Oak View, Beech Close and Wentworth Drive.


 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 welcome into the Family of God's Church through Holy Baptism:

14 April  Harry Carter



St Chad's Coffee Stop

Tuesday 4th June 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

June 9th 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!




June 2nd

7th Sunday of Easter


Scothern: Morning Worship


Dunholme: All Age Worship


Welton: Holy Communion




June 9th



Scothern: Holy Communion


Dunholme: Holy Communion


Welton: Holy Communion (said)


Welton: All Age Worship




June 16th

Trinity Sunday


Scothern: Holy Communion


Dunholme: Holy Communion


Welton: Holy Communion




June 23rd

1st Sunday after Trinity


Scothern: Holy Communion


Dunholme: Holy Communion


Welton: Holy Communion


Dunholme: Encounter Evening




June 30th 2nd Sunday after Trinity


Dunholme: Benefice Holy Communion

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Rev Adam Watson

Dear Reader,

As I write this, I'm sitting in the vicar's campervan, looking out at the most beautiful view. It's a wooded glade with a stream, not much bigger than our very own beck, running through the middle. The symphony playing in the background is a concert sang by hundreds of my feathered friends. 

He's taken me on what he calls a retreat. Mrs Vicar said he could go as long as he took me with him, (so very nice of her to think of me), and what fun I've had!

The vicar's got this thing called a kayak. I watched him struggle to put it on the top of his van. Whilst he made a meal of doing it, he asked (fairly rudely) 'Why don't you stop standing there staring at me and give me a hand, Dog?' Most amusing really as I'd have thought that most people would have known dogs can't put boats on top of vans. It's not really in our skill-set! 

Anyhow, we've made our way to 'The Lakes'. It's a pretty good place for a dog as places go. I've only seen the one lake but it's enough. It's massive!! 

The vicar insisted I should go with him on the boat. Once I'd managed to fend off this great big aggressive white bird with a long neck, I was ready to go, sporting my nice new padded blue jacket that he said would save my life if I got into trouble. That made me laugh. How would a jacket save me if I got into trouble? I'm already in trouble with the vicar on a daily basis and don't see how it will stop that!  

The vicar was surprised how well behaved I was on the kayak today. I thought I'd lull him into a false sense of security. We returned to the van and now I'm playing the game 'if you leave me alone, I'll bark!' It's a great game to play at the campsite. He needs to go and have a shower, but every time he tries to go, I bark loudly. And he doesn't want to disturb the neighbours so he comes back. It's a lot of fun watching him get all stressed! I'll guess I'll take pity on him soon and go to sleep.

So the neighbours have been asking why he's come to the lakes on his own. He says it's to retreat and find refreshment. I can see the point in that. It's nice to be out of the regular routine and get back to nature. He's looking a bit more chilled out then he usually is, so I might take it easy on him on his boat tomorrow. We'll see. 

Anyway, I could recommend this. The vicar says we're in 'resurrection' season. Coming here and seeing the resurrection of nature in full swing is something else. All the rows of ducklings and all the lambs in the field. It's great! Perhaps we could all do with a bit of resurrection in our lives. Is there anything you need to have new life in I wonder? You could always pray to God like the vicar? 

Anyhow, I better go and get some rest. It'll be a busy day tomorrow as we're going to set off early to kayak around the lake. I might play the game 'bark at all the other boats' just for a laugh, but we'll see how we go. 

See you soon,  Bertie (the Vicarage dog)




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Rev Andy Burrows

telephone: 01673 862486


Welton & Dunholme Methodist Chapel

Welton & Dunholme Methodist Church 

Methodist Services

June 2nd 10.30 am Brian Scott

June 9th 10.30 am Rev’d Margaret Doughty

June 16th 10.00 am Rev’d Martin Amery

June 23rd 10.30 am Rev’d Helen Hooley - Holy Communion

June 30th 10.30 am Own Arrangement

 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 at 7.45 pm on the 13th June at the Chapel for a Beetle Drive, always a fun evening.  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, 15th June at The Secret Garden Tearooms, Welton.  Anyone interested, please contact John (860823) or David (861461).

Film Club

Our film season is now over; we closed it with The Greatest Showman, so we went out with a swing. We have had a lovely season with lots of good and varied films. I have lost count of how many cups of tea have been served, plates of sandwiches and cakes devoured, but I know many folk have enjoyed their Thursday afternoons. We look forward to greeting our regulars as well as new faces when we recommence on October 3rd. Till then enjoy the summer break.


Thy Kingdom Come

Join the global wave of prayer calling all Christians to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ. May 30th - June 9th 2019

Light up the world in prayer!

People around the world are coming together to pray.

Come Holy Spirit

Let your Kingdom Come

What do we mean when we pray ‘Thy Kingdom Come’?

Shane Claiborne shares a story in his video

‘What we’re trying to do is, we’re trying to bring the vision of the Garden of Eden to [this community]… we are trying to bring God’s dream of earth as it is in heaven, and we’re trying to make it real right here on [insert your street here!], right here in our neighbourhood.’


 I believe in a God who loves us, and wants the best for us. So, what do you think God’s dream for us is like?

I asked some children last week and they said:

 - loving

 - kind

 - beautiful

 - peaceful

 - care for the environment.


 Shane also says, Prayer is not just a place to hide, when we don’t know what else to do. We can do all sorts of things to change this world from what it is to what God wants it to be. To get up off our knees and seek the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.

What can you do today, this week, this month, to make this world a more loving, a kinder, more beautiful, peaceful place?

There are lots of resources to help you pray - booklets of prayers for 11 days,  Adventure prayer map and stickers for children, youth prayer journal and videos - just ask at your local church or order on line.

Come Holy Spirit

Let your Kingdom Come



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.