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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 May the churches in our Benefice will be praying for Dunholme streets as follows.

Kennington Close, Monckton Way, Lincoln Road, Oak Avenue and Woods End.


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



St Chad's Coffee Stop

Tuesday 7th May 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

May 12th 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!




May 5th

3rd Sunday of Easter


Scothern: Morning Worship


Dunholme: All Age Worship


Welton: Holy Communion




May 12th

4th Sunday of Easter


Scothern: Holy Communion


Dunholme: Holy Communion


Welton: Holy Communion (said)


Welton: All Age Worship




May 19th

5th Sunday of Easter


Scothern: Holy Communion


Dunholme: Holy Communion


Welton: Holy Communion




May 26th

6th Sunday of Easter


Scothern: Holy Communion


Dunholme: Holy Communion


Welton: Holy Communion


Dunholme: Encounter Evening




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Rev Adam Watson

Dear Dog Lovers,

It's been a while since I put paw-to-pen-to-paper so the vicar's been bribing me with biscuits to write something for you!

Recently the weather's improved a bit (well, at the point of writing at least). The vicar says that Spring is in the air. He says it's a season for 'new starts'. To celebrate this, he was spotted doing stuff in the garden. Now this means that people stopped to have a chat with him even more often than they usually do. I reckon they're just surprised to see him gardening! I wasn't too impressed when he borrowed a noisy cutting thing and started chopping down bits of my many toilets (bushes and trees to you), I can tell you. 

But the thing that surprised me the most was that he has built a fence. Months ago, he mysteriously began to gather old bits of wood, but they amusingly spent their time piled up in a corner of the garden. Now he's made this fence that although it looks pretty badly made, I can't get over or under it. He says it's to keep me in the garden and to stop me going AWOL and annoying the neighbours. I think this is so unfair. Where was the opportunity for discussion? Where was the period of consultation? Doesn't he realise this will change my life? It seems like we're in the season for decisions that affect us... It's good to talk about it though isn't it? That's what the vicar has been saying about something called Brexit. I've been talking with my friends late at night over the gardens about the fence and other things that concern me. That winds him up though as he has to come out in his dressing gown and quieten me down. All good entertainment for me though!

Anyhow, in all your new starts or plans this Spring, I hope you have a good Easter. The vicar will be busy but I look forward to the dawn service on Easter Sunday. Well...after the service I should say (which starts by lighting a fire at 05.00 at St Chad's in Dunholme!) People come back to the vicarage for bacon sarnies and cereal where they will be welcomed by my exuberant barking and wagging tail. Maybe I'll see you then?

Have a good Easter! Bertie (the Vicarage Dog)


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Dear Reader

I don't know if you've ever heard the story of Elsa Joseph?

Elsa was a Jewish woman who was cut off from her two daughters in the Second World War. She was to discover years later, that they had both been killed at the hands of the Nazi's in Auschwitz. Elsa (a former concert violinist) responded to this tragic news was to pick it up and go and play it in places that needed reconciliation and peace. 

Wherever Elsa played, she would tell her tragic story. But Elsa refused to speak of vengeance, instead she spoke of the world’s great need of reconciliation and forgiveness, without which, it was tearing itself apart. 

"If I, a Jewish mother, can forgive what happened" Elsa said to her audiences in Germany, Lebanon, Israel and Northern Ireland, "then why can you not sink your differences and be reconciled to one another?"

Elsa's story is a powerful example of reconciliation and forgiveness - two themes that we find at the heart of the Easter story. Jesus' words when nailed to and hanging on the cross were words not of vengeance, but of forgiveness. At Easter Christians throughout the world remember how God through Jesus reconciled a broken world to himself, and we remember how he continues to do so today. 

And aren't we in need of reconciliation in so many ways? To God? To each other? 

At the time of writing this, we are getting ever closer to the Brexit deadline. Whatever the outcome, we are in serious need of peace and reconciliation where there is division, hurt and anger. But perhaps some of us are aware that we also need to seek reconciliation in our own lives and communities. If so, it's never too late!

If you'd like to share more in the wonderful story of God's love for the world, the power of forgiveness and to pray for reconciliation, please do join us at our Easter services this month!

Blessings, Adam (Vicar)



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Rev Andy Burrows

telephone: 01673 862486


Welton & Dunholme Methodist Chapel

Methodist Services

May 5th 10.30 am Revd. Martin Amery

May 12th 10.30 am David Sheehan

May 19th 10.00 am Revd. Helen Hooley - Communion

May 26th 10.30 am Revd. Margaret Roe


 Spring Fayre & Plant Sale

Saturday, May 11, 10.00 am to 12.00 noon.  Refreshments, cake stall, book stall, tombola, raffle, games and much more.   A large selection of bedding plants and some perennials on sale


 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 9th May for an evening with Revd. Helen Hooley.  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, 18th May at The Secret Garden Tearooms, Welton.  Anyone interested, please contact John (860823) or David (861461).


Poppy Workshop

Thank you to all of those who have been busy making poppies to complete our display began last year. We are holding a workshop at the Methodist Chapel on Wednesday May 29th from 10.00 – 11.30am to attach them to the mesh backing. All are welcome to come along, enjoy a cuppa and cake …oh and to help!

Film Club

Our April showing was of ‘The Help’ a challenging film about racism in America in the 1950s. It told the tale of the maids working in well to do households in Missippi and how they were treated. It certainly made us think how some things have changed but sadly not all!  We also slipped in an extra session just before Easter to show ‘The Shack’; this is a story about forgiveness but also challenges our conceptions of God – how do you think of HER?

Our final Film Club for this season will be held on May 2nd. Starting at 2.00pm with a film and finishing with Afternoon Tea all for £4.00. All are welcome to join us at the Methodist Chapel for this very popular event, you will not get another chance until October! Phone 860998 to book a seat.



Newsletter May 2019

 This month will have the UK’s longest running fundraising week - Christian Aid week. But why do we do it? Does it do any good?

John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist church, said,


 “Do all the good you can.

By all the means you can.

In all the ways you can.

In all the places you can.

At all the times you can.

To all the people you can.

As long as ever you can.”


 Christians believe that everyone is equal in the sight of God. Yet we live in a world where poverty still persists. So, what role does our faith play in influencing our business decisions, or our environmental concerns?

Paul’s letter to the Philippians says (chapter 2, v4)


“Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.”


 What does it mean to run a business that champions dignity, equality and justice? How can a business ensure it positively impacts people and the planet and strives to be truly transformational whilst not disproportionately compromising financial value generation?

 Businesses that champion dignity, equality and justice sound like an idealistic notion, but they are part of our heritage. At the turn of the last century, Christian business leaders embraced a business ethos which worked for the common good. Cadbury had a transformative effect on conditions and social benefits for British workers. And we can can create a new business model for the 21st century.


 Good goods: Do our products or services meet human needs and serve the common good? Are they doing this whilst taking responsibility for the social and environmental costs of production? As consumers, do we buy sustainable products?


 Good work: Do we provide meaningful work, recognising the dignity of our employees and their right and duty to flourish in their work. As consumers, do we buy from responsible employers?


 Good wealth: Do we use resources wisely to create profit and well-being, to produce sustainable wealth and to re- distribute it justly? Do we give generously to organisations who are working with our poorest neighbours, locally and nationally and internationally?

 Christian Aid say

“We believe in life before death”

Together, we can make a difference.



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.