Image description

Dunholme Village


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

Image description

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 August St Mary’s, St Chad’s and St Germain’s churches in our Benefice will be praying for Dunholme streets as follows.

Bishop Close, Lady Elizabeth Court and Manor Way..


 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:


 6 July George Ward and Bethany Ottewell

19 July Laurence Fox and Catriona Scoular




St Chad's Coffee Stop

Tuesday 6th August 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!




August 4th

Seventh Sunday after Trinity


Scothern: Morning Worship


Dunholme: All Age Worship


Welton: Holy Communion




August 11th

Eighth Sunday after



Scothern: Holy Communion


Dunholme: Holy Communion


Welton: Holy Communion (said)


Welton: All Age Worship




August 18th

Ninth Sunday after



Scothern: Holy Communion


Dunholme: Holy Communion


Welton: Holy Communion




August 25th

Tenth Sunday after



Scothern: Holy Communion


Dunholme: Holy Communion


Welton: Holy Communion

Image description

Rev Adam Watson



Janet, and son John, would like to thank everyone who helped make the ‘Celebration of Life’ service for Alan Freeman at St Mary’s Church, Welton, and the following wake at Dunholme Village Hall, run so smoothly on Tuesday 25th June.  This included setting out tables the night before, ushering at the church, serving teas and coffees and clearing away afterwards. 


I shall not name names for fear of missing someone out, but you know who you are!  We have had many kind comments as to how the day went, and I believe that much of it was due to the help so willingly given as detailed above.


Janet and John Freeman.


Image description

Rev Andy Burrows

telephone: 01673 862486


Welton & Dunholme Methodist Chapel

Methodist Services


August 4th 10.30 am Chris Marsh

August 11th 10.30 am Rev’d Martin Amery

August 18th 10.00 am Geoff Gilbert

August 25th 10.30 am John Turner


 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, 17th August at The Secret Garden Tearooms, Welton.  Anyone interested, please contact John (860823) or David (861461).



Is There More To Life Than This?


This is a question we all ask ourselves on occasion, isn’t it?

 The Alpha Course aims to provide opportunities to discuss life and explore the Christian faith in an open and friendly environment.  Over 11 weeks we will share a meal together and discuss a different topic. No questions are off limits and anyone and everyone is welcome to come along.

There is no charge for the evenings but small voluntary contributions will be welcomed.

The first meal will be on Monday 23rd September starting at 7pm at the home of Alan and Ann, 14 Ryland Road, Welton.

For more details please contact Jane on 07856 140167.


 We’d love to see you!



Everyone has questions


We believe that everyone should have the chance to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share their point of view


Alpha is designed to give you this opportunity whilst enjoying a meal

Alpha in Welton begins on 23.September 2019.

14 Ryland Road. 7pm to 9.30pm

A meal will be provided

For more details contact Jane on 07856140167

(Threshold Church administrator)



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.

Image description

John Hannah


I am a bit of a squirrel, loath to throw anything away, ‘just in case’. I am also a bit of a magpie, easily distracted by ‘shiny things’.  You know how it goes: you get interested in something and want to know more, so you buy books or DVDs about it; or the unexpected present which takes you in a new direction and before long you have acquired several more, and eventually, a whole collection.  My hobbies, as some will know, make me particularly prone to such collecting behaviour, but I am not alone: it could be stamps, books, gardening tools, shoes, anything you can think of. There are lots of us around.


 Then one day you look around and find yourself surrounded by ‘stuff’: nick-nacks, half-finished projects, clutter.  It’s on the kitchen table, in the loft, in the garage ( - remember when we parked cars in there?) all waiting for the mythical ‘round tuit’ that we need to help us to finish whatever it is, discarded in that pile.  It might be a bicycle, in bits in the garage; or the pot of emulsion in the bathroom; or the half-read book in the lounge.   I am sure there are lots of ‘magic cupboards’ too, the ones in which you can always stash just a bit more, even if you have to lean on the door to close it!  Eventually, we can end up with so much ‘stuff’ that we cannot even find whatever it is we are looking for, let alone do anything with it.


 Reflecting recently, as I attempted to relocate the dining room table, it occurred to me how much better I felt for disposing of some of this unnecessary ‘stuff’; decluttering, reclaiming space and in some cases, perspective.  Have we become so focussed on ‘things’ that we have lost sight of what is actually important? I am reminded of the story of the rich farmer (Luke 12.13-21) who built bigger and bigger barns, never satisfied with what he had, always storing up treasure for tomorrow instead of living and enjoying his life, only to be challenged one night by God, who said, “You fool! This very night your life is being demanded of you. And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?” 

It is often said that ‘less is more’, so perhaps it is time to take stock, to pause and reconsider our priorities, to enjoy what we have without always looking for something else to satisfy us, which our own experience tells us it can never do. We are also called to be good stewards of God’s Creation, which means using what we have wisely and minimising waste.  Finally, it is about putting God first.  Jesus said, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty’. (John 6.35) Only in God will we find true satisfaction.  Have a lovely summer and best of luck with the garage tidying!


 Blessings, Paul (Curate)