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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

Don’t forget to come along to the monthly “drop in” at St. Chad’s Church on the third Wednesday of every month (next is 21st March) between 9.30 am and 11.00 am.

 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


 From the Parish Registers

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

11 February Samuel Joseph Thomas Hall



The Crucifixion

  sung by the Cabra Singers



   7.30 pm  Friday 30th March

St. Chad’s Church

  All welcome


Dunholme Post Office

As from January 2018 the opening times for St Chad’s Post office are changing.  The new 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


          Pay your bills


 Amanda and Steve look forward to serving you.  Please drop in and have a word if you have any questions regarding post office services.


 Please support your local Post Office


St Chad’s Sunday School

March 11th 10.55 am

 We invite you to St. Chad’s Sunday School

every second Sunday of the month

 Meet for child friendly activities followed by Communion in Church

with the rest of the church family

 Hope to see you all there!

Chad’s Coffee Stop


 Tuesday 6th March 2018 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





March 4th

3rd Sunday of Lent


Scothern: Morning Worship


Dunholme: All Age Worship


Welton: Holy Communion




March 11th

Sunday next  before Lent

Mothering Sunday


Scothern: Holy Communion


Dunholme: Holy Communion


Welton: Holy Communion (said)


Welton: All Age Worship




March 18th

5th Sunday of Lent


Scothern: Morning Worship


Dunholme: Morning Worship


Welton: Holy Communion




March 25th

Palm Sunday


Scothern: Holy Communion


Dunholme: Holy Communion


Welton: Holy Communion


Dunholme: Encounter Evening

Live at St. Chad's

Dunholme St. Chad's Parish Church would like to welcome you to an evening of musical entertainment on Saturday 10 March 2018. This community-run event will include musical contributions from various local acts, as well as a raffle and a general knowledge quiz.
Nibbles (crisps, nuts, etc.) will be provided and guests are welcome to bring any additional food and, of course, something to wash it down with.

The evening will begin at 7pm with a casual finish time of 10pm. Tickets, available in advance and on the door, will cost £4, with raffle tickets available for £1 per strip. All proceeds from the evening will be split equally between St. Chads and the St. Barnabas Hospice. For advanced tickets please contact


Newsletter 1803

 Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home. Acts 2:46

 For many disciples, from a range of traditions, the breaking of bread is the high point of worship, celebrating God’s loving acts in creation and salvation.

 Andrew Roberts writes

“I have broken bread in homes, cafes, beside hospital beds and in prison. Pastorally, it nourishes the soul, deepens devotion, renews, transforms, heals and humbles. It reminds us of the sacrificial nature of discipleship, following the One who gave himself sacrificially out of love for all. It also unites. When we stretch out our hands to receive the bread and the cup, we are all the same – sinners being transformed by grace. It has been my privilege to place bread into the hands of scrap dealers and bishops. Hands contorted with arthritis and the smooth skinned hands of children. The hands of those I find it easy to love and the hands of those I struggle to love. Black hands, white hands, eager hands and hesitant hands. All being touched and transformed by grace as they take hold of the bread of life….


 The nourishment we receive is not for ourselves alone, but in order that God may empower us to go out into the world…


 The breaking of bread is truly sacramental, i.e. an outward sign of an invisible grace, a sacred symbol of God’s life-giving love. As we practice the Holy Habit of breaking bread, it becomes so much more than a simple shared meal. What we see, sense and experience in the breaking of bread, we begin to see, sense and experience elsewhere – everywhere even. We become alive to creation and salvation, we see, sense and experience signs of God’s love all around. And we become what we share, and what we share represents what we are – a blessed, broken, thankful and shared people.”



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 Bertie the Vicarage Dog. 

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Rev Andy Burrows

telephone: 01673 862486


Welton & Dunholme Methodist Chapel

Methodist Services

March 4th 10.30 am Rev. Helen Hooley

March 11th 10.30 am (Mothering Sunday)

Rev. Martin Amery: Holy Communion

March 18th 10.30 am Dorothy Jackson

March 25th 10.30 am (Palm Sunday) Chris Matthews

March 29th 7.00 pm (Maundy Thursday – Agape Supper)

March 30th 9.30 am (Good Friday) Rev. Martin Amery

April 1st 10.30 am (Easter Sunday) Rev. Martin Amery: Holy Communion


 Women’s World Day of Prayer – Friday March 2nd

 At Scothern Methodist Church at 2.00 p.m.  ‘All God’s Creation is Very Good’; prepared by Christian Women of Suriname, a service for everyone. This is a united service with friends from other churches in Scothern, Dunholme, Nettleham & Welton.


Maundy Thursday - Agape Supper – Thursday March 29th

Please join us at the Chapel at 7.00pm for our annual Agape Supper where we have short service, simple meal and communion to remember the Last Supper.  All are welcome.


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.


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, 17th March at The Secret Garden Tearooms.  Anyone interested, should contact John Ryland (860823) or David Wilson (861461).


Ladies Fellowship.

This month our group will meet at Chapel at the usual time of 7.45 pm on Thursday 8th March for an Evening of Circle Dancing led by Margaret Doughty.  All are welcome to join us, as we are a friendly informal group and newcomers are always welcome. If you would like further details about any of our meetings, which are held on the second Thursday of the month, please contact Barbara on 860823



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

Community Bible Study is a really effective and accessible way of studying the Bible.  You don’t have to have any previous Bible knowledge, just a willingness to learn.  Each week, members look at a passage and answer questions on it at home.  Then we meet together and discuss our answers, and listen to a short talk afterwards.  Our members are drawn from six different churches, and it is fascinating to study God’s word together, hearing different people’s insights and opinions, and learning from each other. 

Over the last year, we have been studying the Book of Romans, which was written by Paul to the early church in Rome.  This year we will be looking at some of the Servants of God from the Old Testament books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Ruth.  The stories of the Walls of Jericho, Gideon’s Fleece, Samson and Delilah, David and Goliath, and King Saul, will be familiar to many, but studying them in detail will really bring them to life. 

We meet every Wednesday (in term time), 9.30 – 11.30, at the Old School Rooms, Dunholme.  Our first meeting of the term will be 20th September, to catch up with each other after the long summer break and to register for the year.  If you would like to join us, you would be more than welcome.  Please ring me for more details on 01673 866467.

Jane Hutchinson

PS.  If you are interested in studying the Bible, but can’t make Wednesday mornings, there are other CBS classes on Tuesday morning in Nettleham, and Thursday evening in Stainton by Langworth,  and another class meets on Friday morning at Bailgate Methodist Church.  There is also a class with a thriving children’s programme on Thursday morning that meets at Croft St Baptist Church, Lincoln.  Again, ring me for more details.

Jane Hutchinson 01673 866467.


Dear Reader


I wonder what you're looking forward to in 2018? 

It might not surprise you to hear that I always spend some time before the new year putting some of the upcoming sporting highlights in my diary. And what do we have to look forward to? 


We might be again resurrecting our misguided expectation for the football world cup. That rollercoaster ride of a dream that England once again become world champions. We can dream I suppose. At least we should be able to get out of the group stage this time! 

Before that, however, we have the Winter Olympics to enjoy. It's one of my favourite sporting events and it's getting better now we have really good medal hopes to build on some of those great memories from past games. Remember Torvill and Dean's Bolero? How about Lizzy Yarnold's Gold in the skeleton in 2014 when she ended up 0.97 seconds ahead - a huge margin in that sport? Or perhaps the women's curling Gold medal in 2002? The hugely inspiring skier Kelly Gallagher who won Britain's first ever Winter Paralympic gold with a victory in the women's super-G perhaps? There's always the entertainment factor too. Who could forget the impression Eddy the Eagle made on the whole country? I guess we do like an underdog. In November we were being told we should expect the best ever return from this year's winter games. We do very well for a country that doesn't get a whole lot of snow and lacking in mountains! 


It's been a few years since I was last able to go skiing. I miss that amazing sensation of gliding along the snow - there's nothing quite like it. There are few things as exhilarating as navigating the twists and turns, dips and speedy slopes of ski runs. You can though, have those moments when you come unstuck and eat snow. Or especially for those of us who don't really enjoy heights, there's nothing worse than getting stuck on the chairlift and spending what seems an eternity going nowhere. I think life can be a bit like that. Sometimes it's brilliant, exciting and fun. Sometimes we feel as if we've come off the track. Sometimes it seems as if we're going nowhere. 

Perhaps the good news for us is that no matter where we are, God is with us. In the exhilarating moments; in the moments when we are at rock bottom; in the moments we seem to be in the doldrums; God is with us. 

Psalm 23, one of the most famous chapters of the bible reminds us that even in the hardest times, God is with us. You might remember the words that say "Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me..."

Wherever we might find ourselves in 2018, in the joys and in the challenges, perhaps we can remember and take comfort in the promise that God is with us. 

(And if you're the praying type, perhaps you might spare a prayer for England in the World Cup!)


Have a peaceful New Year!  

 Revd Adam Watson

Vicar of Welton, Dunholme & Scothern

The New Vicarage