Heckington St Andrew
Our Church Wardens are Jane Ward & Jan France.
The church is open each day 9am till 5.30pm for visitors and there is a well stocked second hand bookstall with all books just 50p each. There are postcards guide books, pens etc for sale too. Personal guided tours can be arranged at short notice. Please contact Michael Rose on 01529 461293.
Pattern of Sunday Services each Sunday at 11am
1st Sunday is Holy Communion
2nd Sunday is Morning Praise
3rd Sunday is Holy Communion
4th Sunday is our informal Family Service
On 5th Sundays there is usually a Healing Service with the opportunity to be anointed with oil and the laying on of hands. Our next healing service will be on Sunday 29th December at 11am
There is a daily Eucharist called 'Daily Bread' every morning at 8.30am till 9am Monday to Friday
There is a Service of Evening Prayer each day at 5pm Monday to Friday in the Lady Chapel.
Special Services & Events remaining during 2019:
All Souls Memorial Service where we read out the names of our departed loved ones and those we have conducted funerals for across our group of parishes. THIS HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO NO HEATING IN CHURCH AT PRESENT.
Remembrance Sunday - 10th November. Meet at village green memorial cross at 10.45am followed by church service at approx 11.30am.
Christmas Fayre in Heckington Village Hall - Saturday 30th November 10am to 2pm
Carols on the Village Green with Brass band on Saturday 14th December at 5pm for the Children Society.
Carol Service on Sunday 22nd December at 6pm
Crib Service with the Donkeys on Christmas Eve Dec 24th at 4pm. All children are welcome to dress up as shepherds, angels or wise men. We have a real baby Jesus, donkeys, Mary & Joseph and cast of hundreds. A real occasion for all the family to start the Christmas festivities.
Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve 24th Dec at 11.30pm.
Christmas Day Holy Communion on 25th Dec at 8.30am (said service) and 11am (with carols)
Christmas Healing Service on Sunday 29th Dec at 11am.
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 a work of art in stone As is the Sedilia