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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



CHURCH SERVICES WITHIN THE BENEFICE - OCTOBER


Benefice Sunday Worship in Buildings

 We are pleased to announce:

 St Germain’s will return to weekly Sunday worship at 09.15. 

St Mary’s has returned to weekly Sunday worship at 11.00.

St Chad’s will continue to hold a service outdoors at 10.30 for all those who wish to continue to worship together outside.

 Please do bring your face coverings to these services.

 

 Opening Church Buildings

 All of our church buildings are continuing to open daily. Please do take your face coverings when you visit and follow the instructions on the signs.

We hope that you enjoy being able to use the space for reflection and prayer.

 

 Open the Book

 Rev. Jane has now got a good group of volunteers beginning rehearsals to deliver fun and interactive Bible story-telling (the Open the Book project), in St. Mary's, St. Chad's and Ellison Boulters primary schools from October. To see what it's all about visit: https://www.biblesociety.org.uk/get-involved/open-the-book/

Volunteers will be giving one Thursday morning per week or two Thursday mornings a month. If you would like to join the group, there are still spaces, or if you would like to help with making costumes and props, please email Jane: jane@ideosync.com

 

 The following prayer/services are also offered:

 Private Prayer at St Mary's (Welton) on Monday 10.00 -11.30 No need to book in advance - just turn up wearing your face-covering

 

 

Private prayer at St Germain’s (Scothern) on Tuesday 10.00-12.00 No need to book in advance - just turn up wearing your face-covering.

 

 Sunday Online Services

19.15 - WDS Benefice onlineservice can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-0KNWD3T9weVg29uDy4nIwAt

 

The service sheet to accompany this service (alongside other bits of church news which you may find helpful to you) is available on our

Facebook Page under “St Chads Church Dunholme”.

 

 There you will also find the most up to date information and details of any number of services that are available for you to watch or hear

together.

 

 Funerals, Weddings and baptisms

 St Chad’s Church Administrator has just retired therefore until a new appointment is made please contact Rev. Adam Watson

 

 St Chad’s Church Notices

 threechurchespray:

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

Barrett Grove and Honeyholes Lane.

 If you would like to join us as prayer triplets or just know a bit more beforeyou make up your mind, please contact Glyn on 861907 or Dave on 860986

 

 From St Chad’s Registers

 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 recently:

30 September Jayne Baxter

 

 We share in the joy of those being married in the Church this month:

25 September Samuel Rice and Sophie Bromley

 

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

12 September Alayah-Remi Taylor

19 September Rosaria Caruso

26 September Talia Good

 


Magazine Article for October

October is full of an explosion of oranges, reds and yellows. It brings the joy of Harvest Festivals marking how thankful we are for all we have and showing our appreciation by sharing our blessings with others. In our local community many share what they have in different ways at Harvest and throughout the year, such as supporting the work of the Welton Larder, which gives not only food and basic essentials, but peace of mind to those in need. 

 

This year especially, I'm taking the time of Harvest Festival to reflect on how we care for the natural world that we all depend on so much. Many scientists and charities warn that climate change is having a devastating impact on natural habitats and human communities around the globe. The past five years have been the hottest on record since 1850. A very recent UN scientific report conducted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) (a group of scientists whose findings are endorsed by the world's governments) warns of increasingly extreme heatwaves, and some parts of the world will experience more droughts or flooding. It found that the recent rate of sea level rise has nearly tripled compared with 1901-1971. It predicts that the oceans will continue to warm and become more acidic. Mountain and polar glaciers will continue melting. This report has been released ahead of the Climate Summit in Glasgow, in November, called COP26, where it's hoped that many of the countries of the world will commit to huge cuts in carbon.

 

 Many in our local community are doing what they can to care for the environment. We could use this Harvest Festival time to make the next step in whatever context we’re in, such as reducing the amount of single use plastic we use, cutting our food waste or switching to greener energy. Many community groups are making plans for the future, as more and more activities have been opening up. Can we put caring for the natural world at the very heart of our plans? I hope that our children’s children will be able to look back in pride at the steps we made to ensure that they and all future generations around the world get to continue to enjoy the oranges, reds and yellows and all the gifts that the natural world offers.

 

 Revd Jane Foster-Smith

Assistant Curate

 

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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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 http://www.welton-methodist-church.co.uk/


Welton & Dunholme Methodist Church

Minister’s letter

 Dear Friends,

 

 As we step into autumn within the Methodist Church one of the important times in the calendar is the season of Harvest Festival services.  Although these now take place anytime from late September onwards - many folk still focus on October as the month in which to celebrate God’s abundant provision.

 

 Over the years these services have evolved and adapted with our faith.  At services in Churches, Schools, care homes and elsewhere people of all ages gather to thank God for all we might describe as God’s wonderful harvest to the world.  In addition, we are reminded to continue working for justice in seeking to share such gifts with all who need them.  In our post-pandemic world, we may still find ourselves hosting services within social distancing guidelines if required, but we can still bring our thanks to God including that of the NHS, medical research, and of course vaccinations.

 

 I remember a few years ago I was invited to hand out awards at a local village summer fete where, alongside the many flower displays and the amazing varieties of fruit and vegetables that had been entered - there were also Victoria sponge cakes, fruit scones, and some photographs and water colours that talented locals had submitted too.  That autumn, at the local Methodist Church Harvest Festival service it was a real joy to have a selection of those village talents on display, where together, folk of all ages could sing God’s praises for his grace, and the wealth of gifts and talents from youngsters to seniors as part of our harvest celebrations.

 

 In Ephesians Chapter 3 verse 20 we are reminded: Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work in us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!  Amen.

 

 Gracious and most generous God, we thank you for the season of harvest, and for all that we take as your most bountiful provision for the world’s needs.  We praise you that your love - as revealed in Christ, is deeper, higher and wider than we can possibly imagine and that your love for each of us is constant and true.  Help us to live generous lives so that we might be a harvest gift to our neighbour in what we say, what we do, and in how we share your gifts with others.  And may we be willing to have a little less so that all may have enough.  Amen.

 

 Every Blessing,

David

 

October Services  10.30am

3rd Rev M. Doughty H.C. 10th   Own Arrangement

17th John Turner 24th   Rev. M. Amery

31st Own Arrangement

 

 

Methodist Church

Coffee Mornings  Wed. & Sat. 10.00 -11.30

A great place to meet friends or make new ones. Wide range of drinks available as well as toys for the children.

 

 Film Club

First one of the season, October 7th starts at 2.00pm followed by Afternoon Tea all for £4.50. To book your seat or for further information please ring 860998.

 

Christmas is Coming

Would you like to help with the production of knitted Christmas Garlands to decorate the village? Well come along to the Chapel on Wednesday 27th October from 10.00- 11.30 when over a coffee and cake we will be assembling some. No great skill required just helping hands.

Ladies Fellowship

We meet in the Chapel on the second Thursday of the month and have recently changed to meet on an afternoon beginning at 2.00pm. We have a varied programme of events something for everyone. Why not come along and join us, for more information please ring 860823  

 

 

 

 

Vicar’s Reflections

The other day I went to visit my grandson who I haven’t seen for months; we went to the zoo. “Oh, look at the lions,” I said as we walked towards the first enclosure, but no, “I want to see the frogs,” came back his reply. We marched passed screeching birds, inquisitive meerkats, itchy lemurs, pausing only briefly to watch turtles and pythons before moving on to see the frogs. They were asleep! Undeterred my two-year-old grandson set off to watch fur seals being fed, a baby gorilla and finally the flamingos. We even saw a monster. “I’m not scared, I’m a vet,” he announced to the park keepers. Then he found a merry-go-round and a sand pit to play in. Finally, he spotted a sticker book and a story about a dinosaur; he seems to be able to name all the dinosaurs.

It was a precious afternoon, grandma, grandad, and grandson, enjoying one another, enjoying time together, time we have missed for so long. The happiness we shared, each experiencing the moment uniquely made me wonder about what it is like for each of us as we get back to meeting up, or what it will be like meeting in church.

Some of us I suspect will want to share all that has happened, others more reserved, but for each of us the experiences of the last year, though lived by us all, will have been experienced uniquely. And I suppose what I want to say is that no matter how this last year has been God is always ready to listen and live it with you. You may have spent time apart, or perhaps never really had the chance to meet with God, but God loves spending time with us.

In life there will always be things we just rush by and miss, or events we thought important but really weren’t. And there will be play times and monsters, but with God, we need never be scared, lonely or afraid. Just don’t be too busy to miss the precious moments of time together; you’ll know them because they are the moments filled with love.

God bless,

Revd. Paul

 

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


Magazine Article for October

October is full of an explosion of oranges, reds and yellows. It brings the joy of Harvest Festivals marking how thankful we are for all we have and showing our appreciation by sharing our blessings with others. In our local community many share what they have in different ways at Harvest and throughout the year, such as supporting the work of the Welton Larder, which gives not only food and basic essentials, but peace of mind to those in need. 

 

This year especially, I'm taking the time of Harvest Festival to reflect on how we care for the natural world that we all depend on so much. Many scientists and charities warn that climate change is having a devastating impact on natural habitats and human communities around the globe. The past five years have been the hottest on record since 1850. A very recent UN scientific report conducted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) (a group of scientists whose findings are endorsed by the world's governments) warns of increasingly extreme heatwaves, and some parts of the world will experience more droughts or flooding. It found that the recent rate of sea level rise has nearly tripled compared with 1901-1971. It predicts that the oceans will continue to warm and become more acidic. Mountain and polar glaciers will continue melting. This report has been released ahead of the Climate Summit in Glasgow, in November, called COP26, where it's hoped that many of the countries of the world will commit to huge cuts in carbon.

 

 Many in our local community are doing what they can to care for the environment. We could use this Harvest Festival time to make the next step in whatever context we’re in, such as reducing the amount of single use plastic we use, cutting our food waste or switching to greener energy. Many community groups are making plans for the future, as more and more activities have been opening up. Can we put caring for the natural world at the very heart of our plans? I hope that our children’s children will be able to look back in pride at the steps we made to ensure that they and all future generations around the world get to continue to enjoy the oranges, reds and yellows and all the gifts that the natural world offers.

 

 Revd Jane Foster-Smith

Assistant Curate