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Dunholme Village

CHURCHES AND RELIGION

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


Face Coverings in church buildings

 

Please bring your face coverings and follow the instructions when you either visit our churches or attend any of the services to assist in reducing the infection risk.

 

Thank you for your understanding.

 

Other bits of church news, which may be helpful to you, can be found on our Facebook Page under “St Chads Church Dunholme” or our web page https://weltondunholmescothernchurches.com

 

where you will also find the most up to date information and details of any number of services including “the 4 o’clock service” and other services that you may have an interest.

 

The 4 o’clock service

 

What is it?

A weekly act of worship for children and their grown ups.  Run by the Anglican ministry team.  Everybody’s welcome whatever kind of family you belong to.

 

Where is it?

Normaly on a Sunday during the school term periods and held at Dunholme, St Chad’s Church of England Primary School and as the name implies at 4.00 pm on a Sunday.  Look at our website shown above and follow the links for more information.

 

Funerals, Weddings and baptisms

 

St Chad’s Church Administrator has recently been appointed and waiting to take up this position therefore at present please contact Rev. Adam Watson in the first instance.

St Chad’s Church Notices

 

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

Allwood Road, Morris Close, Swan Close and Tennyson Drive.

 

If you would like to join us as prayer triplets or just know a bit more before

you make up your mind, please contact Glyn on 861907 or Dave on 860986.

 

St Chad’s Coffee Stop

We are planning to resume Coffee Stop in January and there will be a warm welcome waiting both our regular visitors or if you have not been before why not join us for hospitality and freshly made coffee and tea together with delicious home made cakes.

Look out for more details in the January Dunholme News.


 

Good Neighbour Scheme

 

In recent times our villages have supported many people through FiSH Projects and Welton Larder. These continue to meet the needs of those struggling to put food on the table. And we are very grateful for the support of yourselves, businesses, and West Lindsey District Council; your generosity enables this work to continue. However, there are still parts of our communities not being reached.

During lockdown Parish Councils organised Good Neighbour Schemes to meet various community needs. These initiatives came to an end earlier this year. Some communities have reinstated them, and I would like to propose that we too develop a Good Neighbour Scheme, run as an independent charity, for the benefit of Welton, Dunholme and Scothern villages.

I hope this initiative would include shopping for the housebound, support and advice, befriending, taking people to appointments, occasional one-off practical jobs, walking the dog and so forth.  I hope that this initiative would be run by you, volunteers in our community. And as volunteers we each would receive training, support, and relevant DBS checks.

If you would like to know more, or be part of this, please get in touch with me.

Revd Paul

paulievins@btinternet.com

0794 616 6210

 

 

 

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Rev Adam Watson

 


 As you may have heard, we welcome our new curate Jane to work across Welton, Dunholme and Scothern. Due to current restrictions, an ordination service hasn't been possible, but it will happen later in the year. In the meantime she will continue to work with us as a licensed lay-worker.

Here is a little bit about her:

 "I come from Walsall in the West Midlands.

I studied for a degree in French and German, married my husband, Matt, and we had our first two children in Cambridge. The third was born in France, where we lived for 10 years. We returned to England nine years ago to be closer to family living in Lincolnshire. I have been an English as a Second Language and French teacher, a Parish Administrator, a Cub Scout Leader and Open the Book Team Leader. I have also trained part-time for three years with St Hild College, where I was stretched and formed through theological study and being part of a large, diverse community.  

I'm really looking forward to being part of a team ministering in our new home 

among the communities of Welton, Dunholme and Scothern. I long to see growth through working with all generations."

 

Revd Adam Watson

01673 565244

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Introducing our new Curate Jane!

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Welton & Dunholme Methodist Church

Dear Friends,

Worth the wait…

I wonder how comfortable you are with waiting?  Often it may seem as though as a society we are less and less prepared to wait for anything these days - unless it's forced upon us.  Maybe we could view some aspects a little differently…

In an age of instant gratification; instant credit; instant messaging; and instant food, the whole concept of waiting for something can easily be dismissed as outdated, irrelevant or even unnecessary in contemporary culture.  Often, this is because ‘waiting’ is seen as something passive or lifeless, whereas in truth it can be time spent expectantly and with purpose.

As we step into December we embrace the season of Advent.  During this time many folk will of course be focused on all the preparations for celebrating Christmas - choosing presents, preparing and buying food, making our homes ready to receive visitors perhaps.  Yet during the weeks leading to Christmas, when we celebrate Christ’s coming as a vulnerable baby born to a homeless couple, we also have an opportunity to wait expectantly and with hope.

Scripture is filled with stories of God’s people waiting in all sorts of circumstances, but in Advent we might particularly think of Mary, mother of Jesus.  Whether for weeks, months, years, decades, or even generations, God always works in the waiting - and it can be a fruitful time as we are shaped, challenged and equipped for our next steps or calling that we have yet to discover.

Similarly, whenever we say the Lord’s Prayer we earnestly pray for God’s kingdom to be established here on earth - both now, and when Jesus returns at the second coming.  In that sense we wait with the clear assurance of God’s presence now and hope for our future.  One of the many Bible passages about waiting, which I find really encouraging is from Isaiah 40 vv31 and is as follows:

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;

they shall mount up with wings like eagles;

they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

I wish you every blessing in this season of Advent along with fruitful waiting…and then have a lovely Christmas when we can truly celebrate ‘God with us’.

David   -   Rev’d David Lawton

 

 

Welton & Dunholme Methodist Church

Services in December—All Welcome

5th          10.30am            Christmas Praise

12th        10.30am            Martin Amery

19th        NO MORNING SERVICE

19TH       4.00pm               Carols by Candlelight Followed by Afternoon Tea

                                          Children invited to come along in Christmas Fancy dress

25th        9.30am  Christmas Day - Short Family Service   - Led by Rev Alan Swann

 

We wish all of you a wonderful Christmas

Christmas is a special time of year; we look at our commercialised Christmas of today and whether you are a regular church goer or not, minds often go to the simple nativity at the root of this celebration. So however you normally spend your Christmas we welcome you all to come to one or all of our Christmas celebrations.

 

Coffee Mornings

We are open for coffee etc. every Wednesday & Saturday from 10.00 – 11.30 am. A great place to catch up with friends or make new ones. We also have toys for the children.

Saturday December18th we have a special Christmas Coffee Morning with extras and we encourage everyone to come in their Christmas jumpers…prize for the best!!

 

Film Club

Novembers film was ‘The Keeper’ a true story about Bert Trautman  a German POW who ended up playing in goal for Manchester City           

December 2nd will see us in the Christmas Spirit with a festive film followed by festive food. If you would like to join us, just phone 860998 to book a seat.

 

Bob Wise

It was with heavy hearts we heard of the death of Bob. He was a regular at our coffee mornings. A lovely gentle man with a mind full of information and stories. We hold his wife, family and friends in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Christmas Toy Appeal

Well you have amazed me again……once more I have been overwhelmed by your kindness and generosity. By the time you read this we will have transported many car loads in readiness for distribution. Come Christmas morning lots of children will be unwrapping presents thanks to your generosity.

So a big THANK YOU to you all from the children, their families, care workers and myself. 

 

Ladies Fellowship

Vera Barwick led our November meeting with tales and pictures from her holiday in India. We had a lovely afternoon and learnt lots about a country that most of us had only seen on Best Marigold Hotel.

We meet on December 9th at the earlier time of 1.00pm when we will bring along Christmas food to share. All you ladies are welcome to join us.

 

 

 

Dear Friends,

Worth the wait…

I wonder how comfortable you are with waiting?  Often it may seem as though as a society we are less and less prepared to wait for anything these days - unless it's forced upon us.  Maybe we could view some aspects a little differently…

In an age of instant gratification; instant credit; instant messaging; and instant food, the whole concept of waiting for something can easily be dismissed as outdated, irrelevant or even unnecessary in contemporary culture.  Often, this is because ‘waiting’ is seen as something passive or lifeless, whereas in truth it can be time spent expectantly and with purpose.

As we step into December we embrace the season of Advent.  During this time many folk will of course be focused on all the preparations for celebrating Christmas - choosing presents, preparing and buying food, making our homes ready to receive visitors perhaps.  Yet during the weeks leading to Christmas, when we celebrate Christ’s coming as a vulnerable baby born to a homeless couple, we also have an opportunity to wait expectantly and with hope.

Scripture is filled with stories of God’s people waiting in all sorts of circumstances, but in Advent we might particularly think of Mary, mother of Jesus.  Whether for weeks, months, years, decades, or even generations, God always works in the waiting - and it can be a fruitful time as we are shaped, challenged and equipped for our next steps or calling that we have yet to discover.

Similarly, whenever we say the Lord’s Prayer we earnestly pray for God’s kingdom to be established here on earth - both now, and when Jesus returns at the second coming.  In that sense we wait with the clear assurance of God’s presence now and hope for our future.  One of the many Bible passages about waiting, which I find really encouraging is from Isaiah 40 vv31 and is as follows:

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;

they shall mount up with wings like eagles;

they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

I wish you every blessing in this season of Advent along with fruitful waiting…and then have a lovely Christmas when we can truly celebrate ‘God with us’.

David   -   Rev’d David Lawton

 

HISTORY OF THE METHODIST CHAPEL


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

Dear Reader

I wonder if you're excited for Christmas? 

It was the beginning of November when I first heard Christmas songs being played in shops this year. You may remember that I've been a little grumpy about Christmas being celebrated too early before? Especially as many shops have removed their decorations by Boxing Day and forgot that the Twelve Days of Christmas begin on Christmas Day and not before! 

It is a little early perhaps, but I've shifted in my grumpiness. I don't know about you, but I think we could do with a bit of a lift? It's been a long hard year this last year in different ways for different people. Many of us are expressing that we are a little tired and weary. 

I've been reflecting on the Christmas story again. I've been particularly struck about the Shepherds. In their world they were seen as the lowest of the low. They had no great place in society, wandering about with their sheep in the hills - living under the stars. I wonder if they were ever tired and weary about being treated as outsiders? But the Lord had a very special place for them - they were going to be placed centre stage! They would receive the angels wonderful message that a saviour had been born that very night. On hearing such amazing news, they left their flocks and rushed off in joy to be the very first to worship the newborn king. 

Perhaps if you feel weary with life in some way or you feel on the edge of things, you might like to come along to one of our Christmas services? You will find some details in this magazine and closer to the time on our website and Facebook pages. You can hear again the beginning of the wonderful story of how God gave of himself in to save and restore a broken world. Something perhaps that we could do with hearing again today?

However you end up celebrating Christmas, may you know God's blessing with you. 

Adam - Vicar of Welton, Dunholme & Scothern