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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 20th September) 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



Dunholme Post Office

now operating from St. Chad’s Church

Opening hours  Wednesday – 09.00 to 12.00  & Friday – 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

  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
September 10th 10.55 am - The Old School

 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 June 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





September 3rd

12th Sunday after Trinity


Scothern: Morning Worship


Dunholme: All Age Worship


Welton: Holy Communion




September 10th

13th Sunday after Trinity


Scothern: Holy Communion


Dunholme: Holy Communion


Welton: Holy Communion (said)


Welton: All Age Worship




September 17th

14th Sunday after Trinity


Scothern: Morning Worship


Dunholme: Morning Worship


Welton: Holy Communion




September 24th

15th Sunday after Trinity


Scothern: Holy Communion


Dunholme: Harvest Festival


Welton: Holy Communion


Dunhome: Encounter Evening

Holiday Pot-pourri.

 I expect that by the time you read this article you will have completed your main holiday or the more fortunate will be eagerly awaiting theirs.

A holiday provides us with a recreational opportunity to do some of the things which we are unable to undertake due to work pressures or time constraints and a welcome opportunity to get away from it all. One of the main benefits of a holiday is that it gives us that all important “me” time and hopefully the chance to re-charge depleted “batteries” so that we return to everyday life renewed and refreshed. This year my wife and I decided to visit the North Norfolk coast staying at Sheringham. We have visited Norfolk several times in the past especially when our family were growing up. I would like to share with you some of the highlights of our holiday. The first day of the holiday was showery so that meant we had to find an alternative activity instead of heading for the sea shore.

We decided to visit a stately home owned by the National Trust at Felbrigg Hall the unaltered 17thcentury house is noted for its Jacobean architecture and fine Georgian interior. Outside the house are a walled garden, an orangery and orchards. The walled garden contains a rich variety of plants including some unusual tropical ones. Fair weather for the next two days meant we were able to spend some time on the beach with the paperbacks and indulging in one of our favourite pastimes “people watching”. On the second day I had to invest in a new beach chair as the previous evening one of the portable chairs we had had for a number of years decided to self-destruct as I was standing up leaving me at a peculiar angle somewhat reminiscent to beached cargo much to the amusement of my better half.

The following day we visited the Georgian town of Holt. Holt was largely rebuilt in the Georgian style following the Great Fire of 1708. One of the attractive features apart from the array of small independent shops are the hidden pretty flint stone yards which you come across as you walk around the town. Whilst there we visited an art exhibition featuring the works of a brilliant young artist Kieron Williamson who has featured several times recently on television. Kieron now only 15years old started painting aged five when he asked his parents to buy him a drawing pad whilst on holiday in Cornwall. All his work is outstanding but the ones I particularly liked were his character studies of a local Norfolk farming family ‘Revealing Potatoes’ and ‘One Too Many’ the attention to detail such as the cloth cap, the torn coat cuff, and the patch lower down the farmer’s coat. We were privileged to see this ‘young master’ in action doing a small watercolour of cows only about 7 by 5 ins and yet this was sold in the blink of an eye for over two thousand pounds such is the collectability and popularity of his work.

We also visited Nelson locality at Burnham Market where there was an informative exhibition about Lord Nelson at the Hoste Hotel known in Nelson’s time as the Pitt Arms.

Nelson’s father was the rector at nearby Burnham Thorpe and following the death of his mother Lord Nelson’s seafaring career began at the age of 12 on a ship captained by his uncle Maurice Suckling.


During the evening of the final day of our holiday we visited the Little Theatre at Sheringham where we saw an Alan Ayckbourn play Intimate Exchanges.

The play deals with the consequences of choice and how lives can take very different paths from the smallest to the biggest decisions.

Hoping you managed to get away from it all for a few days and that you now feel refreshed for the experience and remember when things start getting tough reflect upon that happy holiday!


 ‘Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls’. (Matthew 11 v28-29)


 Ted Willows-Chamberlin Lay Minister WDS Benefice.

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Rev Andy Burrows

telephone: 01673 862486


Welton & Dunholme Methodist Chapel

Methodist Services in September

 3rd 10.30 am       Rev. Margaret Roe -  Holy Communion

10th 10.30 am      David Stubbs

17th 10.30 am      Geoff Gilbert

24th 10.30 am      Peter Butcher

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 selection of coffees, teas, hot chocolate etc, plus a variety of light refreshments.  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 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, 16th September.  Anyone interested, should contact John Ryland (860823) or David Wilson (861461).

Ladies Fellowship.

Ladies Fellowship does not meet for the summer months of August and September but resumes again at 7.45 pm on the 12th October with a Play Reading at the home of Sheila Brace, 22 Lincoln Road.  Our attempts at acting out the plays are the cause of much fun so why not come and join us!  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 on 860823. 

Da Capo Folk Group

Da Capo Folk Group will be entertaining us at the Chapel on Saturday 14th October at 7.30 pm. Tickets £5.00 (children £2.50).  Light refreshments.  Contact Ruth on 861461.

Breast Care Support Group Coffee Morning

  Coffee morning with stalls at the Chapel in aid of the Breast Care Support Group: Saturday 14th October, 10.00 am to 12.00 noon.

 Winter Fayre

The Creative Christmas Crafts Sale as advertised in August’s News will not now being held but there will be a Winter Fayre at the Chapel on that same morning, Saturday 18th November.  More details next month.

Krafty Kids

We are a group for pre-school children and their parents or carers who meet at the Chapel on the third Thursday in the month from 2.00 -3.15pm. We have messy play,stories and songs and refreshments. We will be meeting on  September 21st

Why not come and join in the fun! Ring 860998 for more details

Film Club

The first film club of the season will be at the Chapel on Friday October 5th starting at The film is followed by Afternoon Tea all for £4.OO. This is open to all  but to help with catering please ring 860998 to book a place.  Looking forward  to seeing our regulars and some new faces



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.


Food in School Holidays (FiSH)

Our God  -  enlighten


 For those of you who don’t know -  FiSH (Food in School Holidays) is a project run by local churches, partnering with local schools in supporting families in need over the summer holidays, by producing food vouchers redeemable at local shops.


 The combined music groups of Dunholme, Lincoln Christian Fellowship and Welton  -enlighten  - were moved by stories of local children going hungry during school holidays, so decided to do something about it. They have come together to create an album called

Our God which is a collection of 10 traditional hymns and new worship songs including “Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer” and “10,000 Reasons”.

All the profits from the sale of this CD will go directly to the FiSH project.


 Copies of the CD are available for the very reasonable price of just £10 each.

For more information and/or to buy a copy of this CD please contact


 Helen Loving (St. Chad’s Church) Tel 01673 861714