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The Parish Church of Dunholme is dedicated to St Chad.
 

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The parish Church of St Chad's

Dunholme Parish Church of St Chad's

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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 neccessarily mean that no church existed.  It is one of 31 churches dedicated to St Chad, a native of Northumbria.
 
 

   

Welton & Dunholme Methodist Chapel


 

Methodist Services


 Nov.  2th  10.30am  Geoff Gilbert

           9th  10.30am  Own Arrangement

          16th 10.30am  Rev. Andy Burrows Toy Service

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                   6.00pm   Rev. Andy Burrows H.C.

        23rd 10.30am  Rev. Helen Hooley H.C.

        30th  0.30am   Chris Matthews  


 Saturday Coffee Morning

  The Chapel Schoolroom is open for coffee every Saturday morning from 0.00 – 11.30am. It is a great opportunity to meet friends or make friends over a refreshing cuppa. A warm welcome awaits all who come. The following will be in charge of the kettle during November:-

  Nov.  1st  Jane H. & Anne L.

           8th   Marian & Keith

          15th  Ruth Wi. & Ruth W.

         22nd  Gill & Tony Disabled Craft stalls

         29th  Sheila & Cyril Stalls for Botswana Trip


 Film Club


We had our first showing in October it was good to see the regulars again and to welcome some new faces. We had a good laugh watching Mrs Doubtfire before enjoying our afternoon tea. If you have not been before we start at 2.00 with a film chosen to suit a variety of tastes and follow that with a substantial afternoon tea all for £3.50. It is a great way to spend a winter’s afternoon; our next showing is on Thursday November 6th hope to see you there.


 Krafty Kids


It was lovely to welcome some new families when we met in September.

We had a very ‘round’ theme with a story about a dog finding a ball to play with all goes well until he finds a balloon ! We followed this with messy marble painting, great fun. If you have a preschool child to look after why not come and join us we meet on the 4th Thursday in the Chapel schoolroom from 2.30pm we are a very relaxed, friendly group. Our next session is on November 27th.

 

 Toys for the Needy.


The Chapel are once again looking for new or good quality toys for underprivileged children this Christmas. I love Christmas, it is a wonderful time of the year, however I do realise that for some families it is very stressful. They want to make Christmas special for their children but as they struggle to cope financially throughout the year Christmas can be a problem. So if you have any toys you could donate it would ease the strain for the parents and bring great joy to the children. The gifts will be distributed throughout Lincoln to all ages from babies to teenagers. Each year I am amazed by the generosity of your response and I am hoping this year will be just the same. We ask that the donations are unwrapped and can be brought to our special service on Sunday Nov. 16th at 10.30am or may be delivered to my door at 16 Ryland Rd.


 200 years celebrations

  Tea Towels


Earlier this year our local primary schools entered a competition to draw some of the buildings in our villages. We had some wonderful entries and the winners have been printed onto a tea towel to commemorate our 200 years.  These will soon be on display around the village and would make a lovely Christmas present. 


Congratulations

  We send blessing and congratulations to Rev. Andy Burrows and Ruth Taylor on their recent marriage.


 Diary Dates

Thursday Dec. 18th Carol Singing around the village beginning at 7.00pm

Saturday Dec. 20th Dedication of Chapel New Building

Sunday Dec. 21st Chapel Carol Service followed by refreshments at 6.00pm

Thursday Dec. 25th Chapel Family Christmas Morning Service at 9.30am



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The Revd Adam Watson


Just a few days ago, something changed around our neighbourhood. Smoke started appearing out of chimney pots, people started to wear thicker coats and even the occasional dog has spotted walking by with a special coat on resembling a picnic blanket. The vicarage's central heating kicked in for the first time which has meant that I've engaged in the complicated task of setting up timers, thermostat controls and radiator settings in order to best conserve energy whilst maintaining a comfortable temperature. 


This year we are being told a very cold winter is just around the corner. We are all aware of the challenges that a cold winter can bring. Hopefully in our community we are good at watching out for one another and making sure we all keep warm enough. 

 As we experience changing seasons every year, in the life of St Chad's and our benefice we also have different seasons. In spring there is the promise of new life in Easter, and in summer and autumn we remember creation. Our schools have very recently celebrated Harvest with great creativity and have collected mountains of food to be re-distributed to those in need through the community food larder. 


As the nights are now drawing in and before we move towards the celebration of the Christmas season, as the weather gets colder and the trees shed their leaves, it seems appropriate that we have a season of remembrance. In this season we remember the saints (those who have died whose lives have pointed us to God), those who we love who have died, and those who have died because of war. 


 As we journey through life it is inevitable that we will all be touched by grief in some way along the way. Sometimes through our grief we might feel a loss of hope and much sorrow. On Sunday 2nd November at 19.00 we will hold our benefice All Souls Service at St Mary's Welton. This simple and reflective service is an opportunity for us to remember those we love who have died. Their names are read out and there is an opportunity to light a candle as we remember them. We can also be reminded of the comfort and hope that we can find in Jesus that death is not the end for us.


 If you think that this service might be helpful to you, or you have someone close to you recently die, we would love to welcome you to our All Souls Service. If you would like the name of someone who has recently died to be read out, you are very welcome to put their name on the sheet at the back of St Chad's church or come along to St Mary's on the 2nd and write their name in then.


 As we head into frosty mornings and leafless trees, I hope you have a restful November. 


Adam


 Revd Adam Watson

    The New Vicarage,  Holmes Lane

    Dunholme, Lincoln

    LN2 3QT
   01673 565244



 

St. Chad's Clock – “Why has it stopped at 12 o’clock”

 

You may have wondered, particularly if you live in the vicinity of the Church and are able to hear the clock chime, why it seems to have a life of its own e.g. chiming 15 times on some occasions when the hands were set at 2 o’clock. You may have noticed that the hands of the Church clock have been static at 12 o’clock for a number of weeks and may have wondered why.  In short the mechanism of the clock is in need of a completed over haul and for those that are technically minded, most if not all the bushes are completely worn out.  The Parochial Church Council (PCC) have decided to have the clock fully restored and it has been removed from the tower to a specialist for the mechanism to be re-built. It should take somewhere in the region of 6 to 8 weeks to complete.  I hope you agree that a church without a working clock is akin to a pub without beer.  Through funds raised from St Chad’s Community Lottery the PCC have been able to authorise the work on the clock and we are grateful to the support given by the local community to the Lottery which not only provides for the maintenance of church fabric but also make available funds to local good causes as well as cash prizes.  We are always on the lookout for new members.

We will keep you updated as the work progresses and will provide some photographs in due course.  Thanks very much for your support.

 

Hugh Wykes and David Rosier - Churchwardens

Are you able to help St. Chad's

Contrary to popular belief the administration of the church is an essential part of the ministry of the church. Consequently the Parochial Church Council (PCC) forms a cornerstone, which supports the ministry of the church. The PCC is the chief administrative body in the parish and its existence ensures that the laity has a voice in the affairs of the church.
St Chad's PCC are looking for a person to fill the role of Treasurer to the PCC. As Treasurer you would be managing the financial affairs of the church and the keeping of accounts under the oversight of one of the Churchwardens. You would also be expected to attend meetings (usually 6 times a year).
This role need not be daunting - if you are good at managing your own financial affairs I am sure you would be able to fulfil this role. Full training would be provided and initially you would work alongside the outgoing Treasurer. This role is a voluntary position.
If you think you are the person that may be able to assist - please get in touch.
David Rosier Churchwarden Tel: 01673 861026

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Above: St Chad's from the spring at the bottom of Holmes Lane

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Above: View of the church from Holms Lane.
Below: Showing the church tower

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From Rev Andy Burrows

 

 As this edition of the Welton News arrives, the Word Cup will have reached the quarter-final stage and, for many patriotic football fans, the dream will be over, at least for another four years. Of course, as I’m writing, no-one knows whether or not England will be among the eight teams left with a chance of lifting the trophy. Expectations have not been high, but there is always a chance. After all, as Jimmy Greaves said, ‘football is a funny old game’ – an observation which nurtures the hope of the outsider’s chance of success. Much has been said, pre-World Cup, about the theory that low expectations can actually help our footballers not to feel as pressured by the collective national hope, something that seems to have taken its toll upon previous squads.

 

 But enough about football. How does this worldview of not expecting much play out in life in general? Francis Bacon said this: “Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humour to console him for what he is.” In other words, we can dream of being the best, but in the end we have to recognise our weakness and defuse our disappointment with humour.

 

 Over my twenty-plus years in Christian ministry I have witnessed  - and sometimes recognised in myself – many weaknesses, many times of disappointment and many occasions where expectations have died abruptly. But I have also seen the rebirth of hope, the rising again of expectations as those who suffer under the disillusionment of dashed hopes and destroyed dreams are comforted, supported and nurtured by a caring community. My own context is of course within the church, but this is by no means a blessing restricted to Christian communities; it is a facet of our humanity which confounds somewhat Bacon’s humorous but incomplete picture of what we are. Rather than using our imagination to dream of what we will never be, let’s imagine what a difference our caring would make to those who feel devalued and devastated by the loss of something they hoped or expected to have or be.

 

 The Bible tells us that God is full of love and compassion, and that we are made in his image. Jesus said that he came to bring us life ‘in all its fullness’, words the deeper meaning of which I believe are worth exploring for all of us.

Rebuilding the Church
ST CHAD'S needs your help.
Over hundreds of years St Chad's Church has continuously needed work to keep it open and working for the people of the village. By 1900 it was in need of serious restoration and the energetic and popular Vicar Samuel Wild spent two decades making the much needed improvements. This was only made possible with the help of the people of the village.
We are now acing the same situation again and once again we need to call on the people of the village for help.
Throughout our lives we call on the Church to be there for us, it is the centre of the village and is a cornerstone we come to rely on for:-
Christenings & Baptisms Weddings Remembrance
Easter & Christmas A place of refuge & prayer Funerals
We need to raise money to improve the building and make it accessible for the whole community.
If you feel you can help any way, through donations, sponsorship, volunteering at an event or if you have any ideas for fundraising and would like more information the Church will be open; for coffee and cake at the Coffee Stop on the 1st Tuesday of the month.
There is an envelope inside this newsletter for any donations or ideas. Please put them through the letter box to Heater Hunter at the Old Vicarage, next to the Church.

 

St. Chad’s Church and the Interregnum –Update

Through consultation, the deanery has determined that its priorities for 2013-2018 are:

· Consolidation, mission and growth in the larger suburban communities

· New expressions of church in new, growing or neglected communities

· Care for small worshipping communities and socially vital churches in villages

· Increased work in the deanery’s 14 schools (9 C of E)

· Increased work with young people

· Deepening discipleship

· Readiness for significant growth and change in populations

 The deanery also clearly indicated that a change from the old plan was necessary, to tackle imbalance in clergy workloads and missed opportunities for growth and mission.

 So what does the new Deanery Plan for 2013 to 2018 mean for St Chad’s?  It will create a greater sense of local ownership and distinctive patterns of mission, as it is proposed that Nettleham/Riseholme and Welton/Dunholme/Scothern be separated, each with an incumbent. This represents an increase in clergy from the previous Deanery Plan, and also a commitment to fostering vocations to various forms of local ministry in which the deanery has hitherto had remarkable success. Lawres will also deploy a Schools and Young People Minister on a three year extendable, fixed term, deanery wide, clergy post to develop the mission in schools and with young people. There are also opportunities identified within the plan for additional resources to be deployed which will assist in reaching our priorities for the future.

 With the plan now in place and the St Chad’s parish profile completed the process of advertising for a Priest to Minister within the Welton Dunholme and Scothern benefice can begin.

 If you require more details information please contact one of the Churchwardens: Hugh Wykes (860356) or David Rosier (861026)


Community Bible Study, Dunholme

So summer is officially over, the children are going back to school, and it's back to the old routine of life post-holidays.  How about doing something midweek to break the monotony

 CBS Dunholme meets every Wednesday morning at the Old School Rooms, Dunholme, from 9.30 - 11.30 (during term time)  We meet to study God's word and to support each other with prayer and friendship.  We have members from Threshold, St Mary's, St Chad's, the Methodist Chapel, Alive, and other churches in Lincoln.

 This term we will be doing a study called God's Amazing Heart for the World, which will take a "birds eye" view of the Bible, starting at Genesis, moving through the Old Testament, then looking at Jesus and his impact on the church, and finishing with Revelation. If you've never studied the Bible before, this would be a great way of getting into God's word, as you don't need any experience to start.  And even if you are an old hand at Bible study, we find that discussing the passage in a group brings a fresh perspective to our faith.  The course has twelve studies, which will take us through to Christmas, then in January we will be looking at the book of Hebrews.

 If you would like more information, please ring me, on 01673 866467 (evenings are best)     Jane Hutchinson


For Community Bible Study International click here

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SERVICES IN NOVEMBER 2014 AT DUNHOLME ST CHAD'S

  

November 2nd

All Saints Day

9.15

Scothern: Morning Worship

11.00

Dunholme: All Age Worship

11.00

Welton: Holy Communion

All Souls’ Service

19.00

Welton

November 9th

3rd before Advent

9.15

Scothern: Holy Communion

11.00

Dunholme: Holy Communion Remembrance Service

11.00

Welton: All Age Worship

November 16th

2nd before Advent

9.15

Scothern: Morning Worship

11.00

Dunholme: Morning Worship

11.00

Welton: Holy Communion

November 23rd

Christ the King

9.15

Scothern: Holy Communion

11.00

Dunholme: Holy Communion

11.00

Welton: Morning Worship

18.00

Dunholme: Encounter Evening

November 30th

Advent

 

Joint Benefice Service

09.15

Scothern – St Germains

 

Holy Communion

 

From St. Chad's Registers

We welcome into the Family of God’s Church through Holy Baptism:

10 August                         Isla Clayton

                   

We share in the sadness of those who mourn the death of a loved one, remembering those whose funeral has taken place, or cremated remains have been laid to rest:

11 August                          Lorna Ashby

 

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 October) between 9.30 am and 11.00 am. 

Open to all abilities, beginners and experts.  Why not bring along those unfinished items or join us knitting for charities. All welcome and Child Friendly.


Mothers Union

This month we have Corporate Communion Tuesday November 11th at 12.15pm at St Marys Church. Wednesday November 12th is our annual supper in the Monca Room at the village hall at 7pm for 7.30pm. The speaker is Rev. Andy Burrows, the tickets are 6 pounds a head and are on sale now. The menu is Fruit juice, Jacket potatoes, Ham, salad, trifle or fresh fruit. If you want tickets contact Anne Loom or Dorothy Newton.
Anne Loom

 

Ladies Fellowship


The Ladies Fellowship meets once a month on the second Thursday with a variety of speakers and topics.   Rev. Terry Nowell will enlighten us on the interesting lives of the Bronte Sisters on Thursday November 13th.  The meeting will be held at the home of Anne Crawford, 29 Rivehall Avenue, starting at 7.45 pm.  All are welcome but if you would like further details please contact Barbara on Welton 860823.  




Churches Together  

After last year's Real Christmas on Welton Village Green this year Churches Together in Welton and Dunholme will be holding a Nativity Trail on Sunday 14 December at 4pm. Please save the date. Details to follow next month!  Joy Liddle

  A Message from St. Chad's

Following Jesus to the Cross and beyond Life is often described as a journey. For some that journey is a happy one, for others it is a struggle. For some the destination is clear, for others it is a journey of surprises.
The Christian message is that we do not travel alone. God gave us Jesus Christ to be a real person and a friend, someone who shares our humanity, shares our sorrow and joy, and shares our journey. Through God’s love and the gift of Jesus, we have his support, guidance and comfort wherever our journey of life takes us.

Jesus himself went on a journey – the most important journey ever undertaken. He travelled from the countryside into Jerusalem where he knew he would be attacked by the enemies of his gospel of love, peace, freedom and fairness. He knew it would end with his trial and death – the cruellest and most humiliating possible death, death by nailing to cross. He asked his disciples to travel that journey with him, and their love for him and their resolve to do his will was sorely tested. One of them betrayed him, others dropped away as the intelligence services that surrounded the political machine in Jerusalem closed in on him. In the end it was only his mother and very closest friends who were with him when he died.

During the week before he died, he was swept into the city by a crowd of ordinary folk from the villages, a shocking contrast to the Messiah everyone expected. No triumphant warrior on a horse with an army. That was not the kind of kingdom Jesus was proclaiming. A man condemned to die, riding a donkey, cheered on by societies no-hopers. A man not proclaiming vengeance but forgiveness. Not proclaiming political, military or financial power, but peace, love and simplicity. During the week, he sat with his disciples and gave to them, in the sharing of bread and wine, the way by which they and we could continue to meet him alive after his death. Then the crucifixion, and for three bleak days he vanished and all seemed lost. And then people started encountering him again. This is the resurrection, the triumph of life over death, which those who travel with him share, and which makes him as alive for us in our difficult and needy world as he was in theirs.

At the end of this month we relive this extraordinary journey in the churches of Nettleham, Riseholme, Welton, Dunholme and Scothern, as in all churches around the world. Starting on Palm Sunday, 24th March, we stand with him as he enters into Jerusalem. Nettleham (9.30) and Welton (11.00) both have a telling of the whole Passion story, a procession with a donkey, palms and loud “hosannas”. Drama and real life meet in this popular service. There is something to do, somewhere to pray every day during this last week – baroque music with candles and darkness at Nettleham on Monday, a musical meditation at Scothern on Tuesday, and following the “way of the cross” at Dunholme on Wednesday, all at 7.30pm.

The climax of the journey, and the part we are specifically asked by our Lord to follow with him, is the last part of the week. Maundy Thursday, at Nettleham, celebrates the last supper, the gospel event that created our Communion Service, our Eucharist or Mass. We recreate the gathering of the disciples in the upper room, our Lord washing their feet as an act of love and service, the first taking, giving thanks, breaking and sharing of the bread, and then, in some of the most moving and imaginative drama, the church is stripped of all ornament, and darkness and silence remain. Jesus went to the garden to pray before his conviction and crucifixion, and asked his disciples to pray with him. They slept or slipped away. We are invited to stay or give some time in church up to midnight to sit with him. “Would you not watch me one brief hour?”, he asked.
Good Friday is the bleakest day of the church year. We follow the long painful journey that Jesus took to the hill where he was crucified, carrying his cross, receiving the taunts, the curiosity and the occasional aid of onlookers. Starting at 9.30 in Welton, we visit each of our five churches, ending with an extraordinary event in Nettleham at 2.00. The bare wood itself, in all its awfulness at the heart of the church; we share its pain, we give thanks for its sacrifice, and we bring all our fear and guilt and all our prayers to the foot of the cross. Then we go away quietly. Then nothing.
Of course we know, as Jesus knew, that this is not the end. We have Easter and the Resurrection. On Saturday evening at 8.00pm in Nettleham and at 11.00 pm in Welton, we gather to relive the shock and life-changing experience of the empty tomb. We read of the history of God's care for us and continual actions to save us, we create new fire outside the church (and much more at Welton!), bless the Easter candle and renew the promises made at our Baptism. We proclaim the good news of Christ's triumph over death in which we all can share through the gospel and through baptism and the Eucharist. “He is risen”, we all shout. Then on Easter Morning all churches have communion services with hymns, hats, and hurrahs, even chocolate eggs! 

 What a journey! Please consider joining in this journey, this great drama, this greatest story ever. You can come to a little or a lot. Travelling a little of the way with someone is the best way to get to know them, and so it is with us and Jesus. Just as there was a place for each of the disciples on that great journey into darkness and out into light again, there is a place for each one of us. 

 Christ will be with you on your journey of life – will you be with him on his?
 Father Richard Crossland
Assistant Parish Priest, Welton

 ST CHAD'S DUNHOLME
What's in a name?

If you are asked to name a celebrity, who comes to mind - your favourite popstar, actor, comedian, model, footballer? It probably isn't the name of a Saint that's, uppermost, yet in their day they could be called the celebrities of their time. Many of them came from wealthy or noble families, as did St. Chad, and gave up their lifestyle to follow Jesus' teaching and spread His word. St. Chad ended up as Bishop of Mercia and Lindsey. It is interesting to consider that he died in 672 and we still remember him today - how many celebrities will be remembered in 1300 years time?
Dunholme will be celebrating St. Chad's day on March 13th to remember the qualities of our patronal saint. When we read about the life of St Chad, we come to realize that having given up a privileged and noble background he took on a humble and obedient way of life, disciplined by prayer, study of the scripture and care of others. It does seem that he gave up a comfortable life, but in fact he gained far more than he gave up.  He responded to God's call and fulfilled his destiny, escorted to heaven by a choir of angels on March 2nd.
March is the month when we are heading into spring and we are also in Lent in the Christian calendar. The word Lent comes from the old English name for this season, ‘Lencten' and was adopted by the church for the time leading up to Easter. This time symbolizes the 40 days Jesus spent in the desert.

A lot of people think that Lent is a time when you give something up. But maybe by taking an example from St. Chad we should take up something as well!  So even if you don't agree with giving up something for Lent, can we use this time to take something up for God?

Addendum: On Mother's Day a warm welcome awaits you and all your family at our special Mothering Sunday service March 14th at 10.45am

Yours in Christ Sarah Gaydon and Yvonne Pullen, Members of St. Chad's Ministry Team

YOUR CHURCH - ST. CHAD'S CHURCH - YOUR HERITAGE
Continuing the series on the condition and proposed work to the Church
With regard to the information provided on the restoration of the pinnacles of the Church Tower (October) and the general condition of the main building last month, I am please to advise that the Parochial Church Council (P.C.C.) has now made a formal application to the Diocesan Advisory Committee for the necessary Planning Permission. Whilst the P.C.C. has been able to raise funds towards the cost it is not sufficient to enable all the work to be completed.
In that respect a grant application has be made to the Lincolnshire Old Churches Trust and we are hopeful that our submission will be successful and allow us to commence work in the New Year. Hopefully more about this in January.
In last months addition I briefly mentioned that woodworm infestation and fungal decay had been found in the four raised floor areas in the nave of the church and discovered during a survey carried out in May 2008. The combination of fungal and insect activity has weakened some of the floor joists significantly. Whilst the floor was still able to support the pews at the time of inspection, it must be appreciated that the timbers are in an ongoing cycle of deterioration and a decision has to be made to replace them sooner or later. The P.C.C. is looking at various options which would enable the floor to be levelled throughout the nave of the church, thus providing a more flexible space, and allowing easy access for those with mobility difficulties. The temporary removal of the pews to replace the floor has also provided an opportunity to look into the seating requirements. A small sub committee was set up to establish available options and to assist with this process a number of visits were made to churches with similar flooring problems to that of St Chad's.
Nothing is straight forward when changes are being contemplated within any building but these are amplified when dealing with a building that has significant historical interest. Before our architect can provide the necessary detailed drawings and specification for the lowered floor a faculty (church planning permission) has to be obtained and before that a full archaeological investigation is required in the areas below the wooden platform to ensure that we do not disturb any area of special interest (e.g. - preliminary investigations under the north west wooden platform in April 2009 exposed part of a much earlier flagstone floor.
Whilst this floor area had been lifted to facilitate the archaeological work we were able to confirm that the wooden floor was in a very poor condition.
The supporting joists were in such a state (i.e. little more than dust) that it was not possible to reinstate the old pew platform. Replacement floor joists and a plywood floor have been constructed as a temporary solution in order that the church could be returned to a fully usable state.
The remaining three wooden floors have to similarly raised and inspected archaeologically.
We have now received the necessary permission from the Church Authorities for this work will continue. The next available time when the archaeological specialists are available is February 2010.


David Rosier St.
Chad’s PCC

St. Chad's Church -
Your Church - Your Heritage

Continuing the series on the condition and proposed work to the Church
Our plans for the repairs and restoration to the Church have been approved and we now enter the formal stage of obtaining planning permission (a faculty) before work can start. I am pleased to inform you that pre-application consultation with West Lindsey District Council and English Heritage has been both supportive and positive.
We have modified the schedule of work to include the restoration of all eight tower pinnacles together with other repair work to a number of exterior walls consequently this has increased the overall cost to approximately £47,000
As reported previously it remains our intention to raise funds to cover the cost of the work from money set aside for repairs and from other sources of grant funding which currently stands at £22,000. We have made application to a number of other grant making organisations and if these are successful a further £18,000 will be added to the fund. This will leave a shortfall of £7,000.
We are working on a number of ideas which will help us to reach the target and in this respect will be holding:
"A day of Music" in Church on Saturday 13th March from 09.00 to 18.00.
By the time you read this article each household in the village will have received a personal invitation to the event to celebrate the life of Saint Chad.
The church bells will ring a quarter peel to mark the beginning and end of the programme and there will be organ recitals throughout the day a various times on the hour. There will be a number of interludes (Alison Godden solo soprano at 11.00, a performance by the children from St. Chad's at 12.00 and a further change in musical style with St. Chad's Band - "Enlighten" at 16.00).
Stewards will be available to assist you should you have any question regarding the restoration and repair programme.
Please join with us for some light refreshments, friendship and relaxation against a background of music. Drop in at any time and stay as long as you wish. Whilst there is no charge for entry a donation towards the restoration, repair and maintenance of the church would be appreciated. For further details please refer to your personal invitation.
David Rosier
St. Chad's PCC

 

Welton & Dunholme 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 meeting new friends and a good breakfast.  Usually we have a speaker on a variety of subjects.   

We meet at 9.00 a.m. and aim to finish by approximately 10.30 a.m.  Men’s Breakfast is normally held on the third Saturday of each month.  The next one will be on the 15th November at The Falconer, Hackthorn Road.   Anyone interested, please contact John Ryland (860823) or David Wilson (861461).