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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

Recommences 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 September St Mary’s, St Chad’s and St Germain’s churches in our Benefice will be praying for Dunholme streets as follows - Nursery Close, South View, Spring Close, St Chad’s Court and Lawson Court.


 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 joy of those being married in the Church this month:

 3 August Joshua Main and Olivia Longley 


St Chad's Coffee Stop

Tuesday 3rd September 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

No Sunday school during August – restart on:

September 8th 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!




September 1st

Eleventh Sunday after Trinity


Scothern: Morning Worship


Dunholme: All Age Worship


Welton: Holy Communion




September 8th

Twelfth Sunday after



Scothern: Holy Communion


Dunholme: Holy Communion


Welton: Holy Communion (said)


Welton: All Age Worship




September 15th

Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity


Scothern: Holy Communion


Dunholme: Morning Worship


Welton: Holy Communion




September 22nd

Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity


Scothern: Holy Communion


Dunholme: Holy Communion


Welton: Holy Communion




September 29th

Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity


Dunholme: Holly Communion

Benefice Harvest Service

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Rev Adam Watson

Community Bible Study

If you’ve ever thought about reading the Bible, but don’t know where to start, Community Bible Study is a really effective and accessible place to begin.  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 in small groups, and listen to a short talk.  Our group members are drawn from eight 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 1 & 2 Corinthians, which was written by Paul to the early church in Corinth.  This year we will be unpacking the Gospel of Mark for the first half of the year, and then looking at the topic of Christian Leadership.  As always, our discussions will be punctuated by laughter, and fuelled by tea, coffee and biscuits, new friendships will be formed, and our faith deepened and challenged.

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 11th 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 all over Lincoln; Tuesday morning in Nettleham, Tuesday evening in Uphill Lincoln, Wednesday evening in Witham St Hughs, Thursday evening in Stainton by Langworth,  and 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 on 01673 866467..


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Rev Andy Burrows

telephone: 01673 862486


Welton & Dunholme Methodist Chapel

Methodist Services

September 1st 10.30 am Rev’d Helen Hooley – Holy Communion

September 8th 10.30 am Joy Liddle – Harvest Festival

September 15th 10.00 am Rev’d Martin Amery – Holy Communion

September 22nd 10.30 am Rev’d Helen Hooley

September 29th 10.30 am Lesley Shapcott

 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 resumes on 10th October.  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, 14th September at The Secret Garden Tearooms, Welton.  Anyone interested, please contact John (860823) or David (861461).


No Fake News.. No Bad News… Just Good News…

Film Club is back.

The season starts on October 3rd.

We meet in the local Chapel on the first Thursday of the month. The film starts rolling at 2.00pm and this is followed by Afternoon Tea all for £4.00. This is open to anyone all you need to do is ring 01673 860998 to book your seat. We do the rest.  



You are invited to take part in an Alpha Course being run by members of Threshold Church.  We'll be having a meal together and then there will be a short talk that makes us think, and a discussion about the Christian faith, all in a friendly, open and informal environment.  We won't chase you afterwards, or write to you, or ask you for money!

The first meal will be on Monday 23rd September, 7-9.30pm, at the home of Alan and Ann Evans, 14 Ryland Rd, Welton.  For more information, please ring Jane on 07856140167


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

Sept Newsletter

 Revd Barbara Glasson, President of the Methodist Conference, has as the theme for the church for the next 12 months:

So what’s the story?

 Miss Clark was about four foot high, I think she would have been taller except she was completely doubled over with arthritis. Miss Clark taught us the memory passage for the Scripture exams; she taught us that ‘neither things present nor things to come could separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus’. When Miss Clark opened the door to us Sunday School kids she peered upwards through her spectacles because she couldn’t straighten up. Every year at Harvest time we took Miss Clark the biggest marrow, the size of a barrage balloon, and every year Miss Clark peered upwards and smiled thankfully.

 Fifty years later, I am in awe of that diminutive old lady and the grace with which she received that obese courgette. After all, a marrow is a serious commitment for a family of twelve with some imaginative ideas on soup: on its own it is almost nutrition- and flavour- free; and for an eighty year old spinster ....  our act of loving kindness might not have been as generous and kind as all that!

 Our theme for this year is a question, ‘So what’s the story…?’

 Behind our question are a lot more questions: who is in the story, who have we left out, where is God in the story, what does the Bible have to say ...?  These questions are of course the bread and butter of what it means to be Christian, how the story of God and the stories about God, the stories of life and the stories about life, make sense of who we are as humans, created and loved in a world full of perplexity and delight. It is also profoundly our calling as the Church to give account of what we perceive God is doing with us, around us and sometimes despite us. We are called to tell stories, to listen to stories and to wrestle with stories, to search for truth not fake news, to challenge the malicious stories we tell about each other and to go on believing that as people of creation, exodus, crucifixion, wilderness wandering and even in exile we can still claim the hope of resurrection and the gracious promise of life in all its fullness.

 This church lives the Jesus story and so can we, we who are Methodist and Methodish, we who are marinaded in faith or just dipping a tentative toe, big wigs and small fry, broken, diffident or downright scared, all of us, each of us is called to this simple, costly way, living out our stories within the eternal, challenging, costly, glorious stories of God - because nothing in all creation can separate us from it -  not even marrows!