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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

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 16th May) 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

St. Chad's Church, Dunholme


“Calling all flower arrangers”

 Is there anyone within our community who enjoys flower arranging and would be interested in helping out at St  Chad's  Church, perhaps once a month, or every couple of months if that's more convenient.

There is no cost to yourselves, a small allowance is given for the flowers, but your time and enthusiasm would be much appreciated.

For more information please ring:

Sandra - 01673 860784


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

May 13th10.55 am

 We invite you to Dunholme Old 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 5th June 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





May 6th

6th Sunday after Easter


Scothern: Morning Worship


Dunholme: All Age Worship


Welton: Holy Communion




May 13th

7th Sunday after Easter


Scothern: Holy Communion


Dunholme: Holy Communion


Welton: Holy Communion (said)


Welton: All Age Worship




May 20th



Scothern: Morning Worship


Dunholme: Morning Worship


Welton: Holy Communion




May 27th



Scothern: Holy Communion


Dunholme: Holy Communion


Welton: Holy Communion


Dunholme: Encounter Evening

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Dear Reader,

 There was once a man who told this story:

 We were on a Spring kayaking trip around some beautiful Islands in northern America looking to retreat from all the pressure of everyday living.  We were hoping to get back to basics and enjoy the wonder of nature.  My wife and I were talking to our tour guide as we ate our lunch on a remote beach. Looking around us at the beautiful scenery bursting with new life, many miles away from buildings and cars and people, I mentioned how unusual it was to have no television, no newspapers, and no radio. "In fact," I said, "it's going to be strange to return home and find out what's happening in the real world." No one spoke for a few minutes. Then, without taking his eyes from the horizon, the guide commented, "I assume that's what you came here for?"

 I wonder how much you can relate to that? Is there a real world which allows the wonder of nature to speak to us and into our lives. 


 Now don't get me wrong, I am a city-boy by heart. In fact, living here is by far the most rural I've ever lived - and you can't really class our villages all that rural! Suburban rural or suburban villages perhaps, but it's not like my parents last house which was in a hamlet with half a dozen other houses in it. If I'm honest though, I do find myself sometimes longing for the bustle and buzz of the city centre. 

 But I also love living here in this season, when the flowers are beginning to bloom, and taking a walk through the fields with the dog is simply a joy. The sun comes out, the bees are buzzing again and the birds chirping away with a much merrier tune than they did in February. I find myself wanting to spend more time outside and less time with the television, the newspaper, and the internet. I want to spend more time in the real world! 


 In our church life we're now in Easter Season. It's a season of new life and rebirth.  A season where we change the colours in church from purple to gold and white. It's a season where we celebrate the victory that God has over death as Jesus was raised from the dead. It's a joyful season full of colour...full of energy...full of life. 


 So how about we celebrate Easter Season by spending more time in the 'real world' - enjoying nature, the promise of new life and the wonder of God's creation?

 In this busy world, I'm sure we'll be better off for it!

 Adam - Vicar of Welton, Dunholme and Scothern

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 Bertie the Vicarage Dog. 

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Rev Andy Burrows

telephone: 01673 862486


Welton & Dunholme Methodist Chapel

Methodist Services

May 6th 10.30 am John Turner

May 13th 10.30 am Tim Hirst

May 20th 10.30 am Martin Hodgkinson

May 27th 10.30 am Cafe Church


 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, 19th May at The Secret Garden Tearooms.  Anyone interested, should contact John (860823) or David (861461).


Ladies Fellowship.

This month our group will meet on the 10th May at the usual time of 7.45 at 16 Ryland Road when Revd. Martin Amery will enlighten us on the life of Bishop Edward King.  We look forward to welcoming any newcomers to our friendly informal group and 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. 


Saturday 5 May: Spring Fayre and Plant Sale at the Chapel from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon.

Saturday 5 May: CABRA Singers Spring Concert in the evening at 7.30 pm.  Tickets £5.00 (children £2.50) are now available at Wednesday and Saturday Coffee Mornings at the Chapel and by contacting Ruth on 861461.  Light refreshments.


Film Club

To mark the death of Stephen Hawking we showed ‘The Theory of Everything’                      starring Eddie Redmayne doing a fantastic job in the role of Stephen. This was followed by an Easter themed Afternoon Tea.

Our final film for this season will be held on Thursday 3rd May. The film starts at 2.00pm followed by the tea all for £4.00. If you would like to join us please ring 860998 to book your seat.



You are all invited to 16 Ryland Rd, Welton on Friday 6th July. We will be holding a coffee morning from 10.00 – 12.00 with stalls and refreshments all in aid of the charity Action For Children. Please keep the date free, come along , enjoy yourselves while supporting a very worthy cause. Linda McCree 


Newsletter 1804

 Eating together was a key habit of the early church. People eating together was a sign of the Kingdom of God, a down to earth representation of the ‘heavenly banquet, prepared for all people.’ Jesus was rooted in and lived this tradition. Just as he shared food with all sorts and conditions of people as a sign of the inclusivity of God’s Kingdom, so, too, did the early church. At the meal table, we can ask questions and share our stories, needs and struggles. 

 The joy of eating together, the value of table fellowship for deepening relationships, have been rediscovered in recent years by both new and ancient forms of church. Most simply, it fulfills the call of Jesus to feed the hungry. In 2014, nearly 100,000 of the poorest children in the UK went hungry because their parents benefits were stopped or cut, according to a report by a coalition of churches. Some Christian communities are helping to feed some of these through the practice of eating together.

 Alongside the practice of feasting and eating together is the ancient faith practice of fasting, abstaining from food for a period, as a character building discipline, or to create space to pray and read the Bible. Fasting develops personal holiness. It also contributes to the social holiness of justice. When we fast, we identify with those for whom being hungry is not a choice, we stand against the lie that greed is good. And we can, if we choose, positively share the resources saved with those who have less.

 Fasting does not have to be limited to fasting from food. We can fast, maybe one day a week, from other things too; from shopping, from social media, from being critical or cynical. Fasting like this can also be ways by which we release resources to bless others.

 Can you be a blessing to others this month?

 Rev Dr Helen Hooley.

 Thanks to Andrew Roberts, Holy Habits.




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.


Hello lovely people, 

I'm sorry for missing a couple of months worth of articles, things have been a bit busy of late around the vicarage and I was recovering from 'having the op', whatever the vicar means by that! He called it 'responsible' I called it pain!

And I had to spend a good few days wearing what he said was the 'Cone of Shame'. Took a bit of getting used to I can tell you. People kept on laughing at me and for some reason I couldn't fit through gaps that I used to be able to. Eating wasn't very easy either. I was glad when that was over. 

When it was though, this amazing stuff came along. I'd not mind seeing it again to be honest. White fluffy and very cold, but it was a whole lot of fun!

Firstly, it meant I got a lot of walks. The vicar couldn't go off in the car very much so he was pretty much around for a whole three days. The children were at home too, and they all wanted to go and play in the white fluffy stuff. So, I was outside a lot!

Secondly, it meant that every time we'd get home the fire would go on! I love a good fire so that was very welcome too.

Thirdly, I got to chase the children down the hill whilst they rode on these flat things. That was a whole lot of fun! But when I say hill, I might be pushing it a bit. It was more like a gentle ramp. There aren't any proper hills. But that didn't seem to stop them having fun. Even the vicar kept on having a go to some people's amusement!

But there were a couple of drawbacks. Mainly, that we had to keep stopping and talking to people. The vicar likes talking to people but this took the Bonio-Biscuit! Everyone wanted to stop and talk! They all kept talking about the white stuff...talking about how good it was, how bad it fun it was and how dangerous it it was here to stay, how it wouldn't last till the morning... No-one could make up their mind!! Drove me crazy! And every time we stopped to talk, my feet were getting cold. I wasn't wearing these nice warm boots that the vicar was wearing!

At least though, it made people ask how each other were the whole time. It was really nice to see how people were looking out for each other. Well done you!

Anyway, enough of that. I need to go and cause some mischief. If I'm good, the vicar says I can write again next month. We'll see!

Yours woofingly

Bertie the Vicarage Dog.