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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 15th November) 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
November 12th10.55 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 7th November 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





November 5th

4th Sunday before Advent


Scothern: Morning Worship


Dunholme: All Age Worship


Welton: Holy Communion




November 12th

3rd Sunday before Advent


Scothern: Holy Communion


Dunholme: Holy Communion


Welton: Holy Communion (said)


Welton: All Age Worship




November 19th

2nd Sunday before Advent


Scothern: Morning Worship


Dunholme: Morning Worship


Welton: Holy Communion




November 26th

19th Sunday next before Advent


Scothern: Holy Communion


Dunholme: Holy Communion


Welton: Holy Communion


Dunholme: Encounter Evening

A few words about "Remembrance'

You know, when you get to a certain age, your memory starts to play tricks on you! And it doesn't really help if, when searching for your keys/wallet/ glasses/etc, the person next to you says "well, where did you last have them?"

In many cases it is also true that our brains are rather selective in "remembering" things, anyway, and sometimes it only takes the most obscure of things to trigger our memories. The scent of freesias, for example, reminds me of my young niece who sadly died at a young age 50 years ago, and at a time when the flowers were freely available in all the shops.

And so when I begin to see Poppies for sale towards the end of October, for example, I am reminded of when I was a child listening to the BBC broadcasting from Whitehall, and the commentator describing the scene of those congregating around the Cenotaph, and then listening to the music of the massed bands, and accompanied by the choir of the Chapels Royal. All this, triggered by the purchase of a little red poppy.

There will be many services throughout the country on or around Remembrance Day, which this year falls on a Saturday, 11th November, and because of this it should be easier to come along and say our own "thank-you" to all those who gave their lives in the defence of this country at home and overseas.

Following the Act of Remembrance at St Mary's Welton on the Saturday, we shall continue with our custom of inviting all who attend to come and place their own poppy onto the altar, as a personal act of remembrance, and then to join us in a friendly cuppa and biscuit.

These days, with all of the advances in communication, its so easy to keep in touch with family and friends anytime and anywhere, simply at the push of a button. We at home have been a smart-phone family for some time and readily communicate with family and friends in Australia, North America, and various other countries where an air-mail letter would take 3-5 days to arrive, and where we now get a response within minutes. I think that it is sad to hear that the largest publisher of Post Cards is to close down at the end of the year due to a fall off in demand. Mind you I am not all together surprised, if it costs you three times the cost of the card to actually stick a stamp on it, and post it!

It is also true that every time we see a cross, and are reminded of the gift from God of his only Son, we are also reminded of the persecution that so many people around the world still suffer today. And so, as we come up to the time of year when we celebrate God's gift to us, let us also remember all those for whom this time of year brings with it sad memories and let us try to make their world - our world, a better, kinder and more loving place in which to live.

Peter Everett Authorised Local Minister

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



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Rev Andy Burrows

telephone: 01673 862486


Welton & Dunholme Methodist Chapel

Methodist Services in November

5th 10.30 am Cafe Church

12th 10.30 am Rev. Helen Hooley

19th 10.30 am Ian Lacy

26th 10.30 am Maureen Birch


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, 18th November.  Anyone interested, should contact John Ryland (860823) or David Wilson (861461).


Ladies Fellowship.

The next meeting will be at 7.45 pm on the 9th November when Joy Liddle enlighten us on ‘Hope for Justice’ at the home of Vera Barwick, 8 The Hardings.  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. 


Winter Fayre

There will be a Winter Fayre at the Chapel on the morning of Saturday 18th November between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon.  Various stalls and refreshments.

CABRA Christmas Concert.

CABRA will be entertaining us with their Christmas Concert on Saturday 16th December at 7.30 pm in the Chapel.  Tickets are £5.00 (£2.50 children) including light refreshments.  Tickets are available at the Chapel Coffee Mornings on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 10.00 and 11.30 a.m. or contact Ruth on 861461.

Action for Children

Thank You to all who helped and supported our Coffee Morning in aid of the Action for Children charity. We had a lovely morning with beautiful sunshine and a good turnout of folk. We were thrilled with the £750 that was raised.


Film Club

The first film club of the season was held at the Chapel on Thursday 5th October. Over 30 people joined us to watch ‘Hidden Figures’. It’s a great story based on the brilliant African-American women working at NASA; they were the brains behind John Glenn’s orbit of the moon. However they were ignored over the years partly because of their colour and the fact they were women. Our next viewing will be on Thursday November 2nd starting at 2pm. and followed by Afternoon Tea, for which there is a £4 charge. These afternoon film shows are open to all so why not come along and give it a try, I am sure you will not be disappointed. To help with catering please ring 860998 to book a seat.


Krafty Kids

Our group for preschool children and their carers meets on the third Thursday of the month from 2.00 – 3.30pm in the Chapel. We have toys, messy play and stories; why not come along and join in the fun. At our last get together we thought about harvest time and things that grow. We followed our story by planting daffodil bulbs. The next session will be on November 16th. Hope to see you then.


Needy Families

Each year I collect toys to be used as Christmas gifts for families who cannot afford to treat their own children. I have been doing this for many years and I am always touched by your generosity and also saddened that the number of needy families keeps growing. The gifts are distributed around Lincoln through a charity who cater for all ages from babies to teenagers. They request that the gifts are unwrapped to help with sorting, however gifts of Christmas wrapping paper are also always welcome. You may leave your donations at 16 Ryland Rd, Welton or at the Chapel coffee mornings held every Wednesday & Saturday morning.  Linda McCree


Food for the Hungry

I am pleased to announce that the Co-op have once more agreed to be a collecting point for our food for the hungry collection. We collect food up until Christmas and all food is distributed to needy families in Lincoln. All you need to do is hand over any contributions at the till points then we deliver it to the charity who distributes it. These gifts make a huge difference and I would be very grateful if you are able to help.       

Winter Fayre

Saturday 18th  November

Welton & Dunholme Methodist Chapel, Cliff Road Welton.

10.00 am  – 12

Raffle, Tombola, Cakes, Refreshments, Games, Stalls

Contact Ruth 01673  861461 or Barbara 01673 860823


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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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.


Do you own a Bible? 


When was the last time you read it?

 The Bible Society work to help people make sense of it in their everyday lives. Because they (and I) believe that when people engage with the Bible, lives can change – for good.

 I’d like to share a story from their website…

 “My Bible – Reasons to believe in the power of the Bible.

 ‘I was made redundant from a job presenting and reporting at ITV West in 2009. We knew it was coming. But when you actually stop and drive away from a newsroom having presented your last bulletin, that’s a bit of a wrench. It was a very difficult time. That was when I ended up working at Bible Society as a press officer: something I’d never done before. What helped me at that time was reading the story of Peter walking on the water to Jesus. I saw that, at some moment, you’ve got to get out of the boat, you’ve got to step out. Peter stepped out in faith and he lost his nerve a bit. I’d learned to tell stories in a succinct way in TV newsrooms. Now I could use those skills, but step out of my comfort zones. Reading that passage reassured me. It was very powerful.  When you’re a reporter, you’re always scanning documents to see if there’s a story in there for you. It makes you lazy. You can’t read the Bible like that. You have to feel it. And what I feel is that Jesus’ life really spoke to me. It was who he was, what he was about. An MP I interviewed once said to me that Jesus was “the most compelling and interesting person who’d ever lived”. I agree with that. His story is so powerful.’ ”

 If you want to read this part of the story for yourself – look in the Bible in the book of Matthew, chapter 14, and start at verse 25.

 There are lots of different translations; The Message is easy to read, NRSV is an accurate modern translation, the Lego Bible tells the story with Lego characters, The Lion Storyteller Bible is good for reading out loud, King James has some beautiful ancient poetry. Just read it!


 Rev Helen Hooley