Heckington, St Andrew - Last updated 21st October 2023
Our Church Wardens are Jan France & Margaret Ingham
+ deputy Church Wardens Jane Ward & Geoff Stead.
The church is open every day from 9am to 5pm (except Sundays when it opens at 10.30am). This will change as the clocks go back at the end of October to 10am to 4pm.
There is a service every Sunday at 11am, which is usually Holy Communion.
On the last Sunday of the month we have an informal Family Service followed by a Bring & Share lunch.
Also a midweek a service of Holy Communion every Wednesday at 11am.
We hold a coffee morning in church on the last Saturday morning of each month at 10am till 12noon
There is a well stocked book stall of donated second hand books all at 50p each. Thanks to all who donate & buy.
Tours of the church, by groups or individuals, are available from our tour guide Michael Rose 01529 461293
OUR NEXT PROJECT
After upgrading the organ, installing new gas boilers to upgrade the heating system, installing a new lighting system designed by Gerry Brown, our next project is to have 13.5 sq ft of Medieval Glass brought back to the church where we hope it will be installed in one of the windows the south transept.
A picture of the fragments arranged into three panels is below.
ALPHA AT HECKINGTON
We hope to be running another course in the Spring. See Rev Chris if you want to come on it or can help with refreshments for it.
NEXT EVENTS in 2023
QUIZ NIGHT AT VILLAGE HALL ON 28th OCTOBER AT 7pm. Tickets £10 which include a ploughman's supper.
THANKS TO THE LOCAL STEAM PUNK CLEANERS
We have been 'Steam Cleaned'! thanks to a group of the local Steam Punks, who meet at the Windmill bar each Friday evening. They kindly come in at various times in the year to give St Andrew's Church a wonderful 'Steam' Clean. Our thanks go to them who joined our church wardens Jan, Margaret & Jane and some of the other church volunteers. Bless them one and all.
OUR WORK WITH ST ANDREW'S SCHOOL HECKINGTON
Heckington Church sponsored a three day visit of the 'i sing pop' team culminating in a wonderful concert in church by the school children. It was a great time and a memorable concert.
Royal wedding 2022
Children from St Andrews School Heckington came to church at the end of May2022 to re-enact the royal wedding of William & Kate as part of the royal celebrations for the Queens platinum jubilee. It was conducted by Rev Chris and was a memorable occasion. See photos below:
'Stations of the Cross' with Chestnut Class - February 2022
The Year 5 pupils from Chestnut class at our local church primary school came to church on 22nd Feb 2022 for 'Stations of the Cross' after which they created the beautiful crosses below. Thanks go to Chestnut class and to Margaret Ingham who planned the day and designed the crosses and to her wonderful team of helpers - Jan, Dawn, Jane, Jenny, Sue & Carol.
HISTORY OF THE CHURCH
THE CHURCH BUILDING
St Andrew's Heckington is a quite magnificent parish church. Built in 1300's in the decorated style of the period it is adorned inside and out with many statues, gargoyles, beasts, royal faces, angels and animals leaping from the world and imagination of the 14th century stone carvers. The principal benefactor was Richard de Potesgrave, chaplain to Edward III. It contains the finest grouping of Easter Sepulchre, Sedalia & piscina in the country.
carved font & view of east window
A view of the east end from the musician's gallery
Easter Sepulchre is a work of art in stone As is the Sedalia