Heckington and Helpringham Group of Parishes

Built in the 14th Century, still alive in the 21st

  • The Rectory, 10 Cameron Street, Heckington
  • Sleaford
  • Lincolnshire
  • NG34 9RW

01529 460904
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Evening Prayer Group - This group meets at 5pm at St Andrew's Church Heckington Monday to Friday to say the Evening Office from Common Worship Daily Prayer, read the Scriptures for the day, and pray for the needs of the world, the persecuted church worldwide, and our local churches and village communities. Visitors are welcome. 

Home Fellowship Groups - There are several fellowship groups meeting in homes for prayer, Bible study & fellowship:

Great Hale Fellowship Group meet twice a month on Tuesday evenings. To find out more contact David Stark on  01529 461014

Heckington Fellowship Group meet at 31 Howell Road, Heckington on Wednesday mornings 10am till 12 noon. Contact Jane Ward 01529 460764.

Swaton Fellowship Group. Contact Bill & Rachel 01529 421148

The Alpha Course - We are running the Alpha Course on Thursday mornings at the Wesleyan Chapel on Eastgate Heckington from 10.30am until 12 noon, beginning on 1st November 2018. There are 15 sessions and we will be taking a two week break over the Christmas period. We are showing the new Alpha films on DVD followed by coffee and discussion. All are welcome.

Forget me not Teas - This group meets at St Andrew's Heckington in the summer time months and at Heckington Methodist in the winter months. On the first and third Monday of each month between 2pm till 4pm it serves afternoon teas to those on their own, newly bereaved or who just enjoy a bit of company. They might have a game of cards or dominoes or just catch up with the latest. We currently have about 30 people enjoying teas served by Jan & Audrey and their team of helpers.  

Singing for Brian - Is a group who go into the local care home in Heckington to offer music therapy - jogging memories through song and poetry every Friday morning 11am till 12noon. For more details contact Rev Chris. (CURRENTLY ON A BREAK)

Community Spirit - This is a good neighbour scheme that we offer to residents of Heckington and Great Hale. Our volunteers visit those who are on their own who want a friendly visit and chat once a week in their own homes. For more details contact Rev Chris or phone 07469 926286 and leave a message. Or email


Stitching Together - we are a friendly, creative, non-denominational and welcoming group, male and female of all abilities, who love to inspire and teach each other. We meet on Tuesday mornings at the Wesleyan Chapel on Eastgate, Heckington from 10.30am till 12 noon. Come and knit & natter with some crafty folk! For more information contact Sheila 469564.  

Stitching Together The origins of Stitching Together was at the Rectory in 2012.


St Andrews Singers based at Heckington St Andrew's meets on Thursday evening at Heckington St Andrews and sings at most of the Sunday services at Heckington. Led by John Lyon. 

Dulciana the group choir meets on Thursday evenings at Scredington St Andrews and sings at several churches in our group on Sundays. New members are always welcome. Contact David Collishaw for more information (01529 304312) 

Tower Bells - We have three churches in our group with sets of tower bells (Great Hale 4, Heckington 8, Helpringham 5) and our friendly band of bell ringers meet to practise on most Tuesday nights at St Andrew's Heckington from 7.30pm till 9pm. Ringers and non ringers are very welcome.

For further information please contact:

Vince Stocking (secretary) 01529 421396 07939 919558 

Gregory Harrison (Tower captain) 01205 355683   07895 064835