Pew News - last updated on 16th January 2022 at 1pm


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For the latest Diocesan Announcements go at the bottom of this page.  


ASGARBY next service will be at Easter

BURTON next services in church will be on Sunday (16th Jan & 23rd Jan) at 9.30am. Informal service

GREAT HALE have a service of Holy Communion on 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month at 9.30am. 

Wild Church at Great Hale is on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 4pm . Next one is in Feb

HECKINGTON have a service every Sunday at 11am. The service is either Holy Communion or Morning Prayer. 

There is also a midweek service of Holy Communion each Wednesday morning at 11am followed by a time of prayer. 

HELPRINGHAM have a service of Morning praise on the 2nd Sunday of each month and a service of Holy Communion on the 4th Sunday, both at 9.30am

HOWELL have now CANCELLED their Plough Sunday service. 

SCREDINGTON next service is on Sunday 6th Feb at 9.30am. Informal service 

SWATON next service will be on Sunday 13th Feb at 9.30am. It will be an informal service.


Heckington Church is open each day from 9am to 4pm. Please use the hand sanitiser at the door. The book stall has reopened. Books are 50p each. Please sanitise your hands after browsing the book stall.  

Great Hale Church is now also open every day from 10am till dusk.

The next JULIAN MEETING is at Swaton Hut on Thursday 3rd February at 10.30am. Do phone Rev Chris 460904 to check it is on.


Various Craft Groups meeting on Tuesday 

Swaton Craft Group meets in the Hut from 9.30am to 12noon

Heckington 'Stitching Together' meets at the Wesleyan Chapel on Eastgate from 10.30am to 12noon 

Great Hale Craft Group meets in church from 1.30pm to 4pm

All are welcome whether skilled or beginners. Refreshments are available at all groups. There is usually a weekly subs to cover costs of heating etc.  

'Out to Lunch' with Beverley & David at the Ivy.

A chance to go out for a reasonably priced lunch with some friendly people. Usually sitting in groups of 6. It costs around £10 with a drink depending on what you choose. It is organised by Canon Beverley and David Stark with help from ‘the regulars’. It is open to anyone who wants to come. The next lunches will be on 19th January at The 4 Seasons Garden Centre at Silk Willoughby at 12 noon for 12.10p.m ordering. If interested in going contact David Stark on 01529 461519 

Forget Me Not Tea at Heckington Church is usually on the first Monday of each month from 2pm to 4pm for those on their own who would like some company. Dementia sufferers and carers are most welcome.  However the next one is on 10th January.

Community Cafe at Helpringham Church each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm. Bacon Baps, Lovely Cakes, Hot & cold drinks available. Come and enjoy some local fellowship with others.  Currently on holiday.  

Men's Breakfast has returned once a month on a Saturday at 8.30am at Scredington Community Centre. The next one is on 15th January 2022. Book a breakfast with Bill Marshall (421148)


Our Sunday morning Radio broadcast continues each week on 'Heckington Living Community Radio' at or just after 11am. To listen to this service, just do a Google search for 'Heckington Living Community Radio' on Sunday at 11am and click on the play icon. If music is playing please do wait, the service will eventually start. It lasts for between 45mins and an hour. You can always listen afterwards (after 12noon that Sunday) by going to the Worship from the Rectory page of this website and clicking on the link.     

Audio PODCASTS of ALL our services since March 2020 are still available on this website. To down load go to the 'Worship from the Rectory' page of this website and click on the service you want to hear. Previous sermons and service sheets are also available to read. 



Elaine Huckle, the Church Warden at Great Hale, who is also a singer in the operatic style has released a new album called 'Timeless Favourites'. Watching the beautiful dragon flies at Flag Fen Peterborough gave Elaine strength before her own cancer operation. All the profits from the sale of the album are going to MacMillan Cancer charity.  Copies are available from Elaine priced £10

Elaine Huckle CD


A new Bishop of Lincoln will be appointed in time, but in the interim period the Archbishop of Canterbury has announced that Rt Rev Stephen Conway, Bishop of Ely will be our temporary Diocesan Bishop. To read the Archbishop's letter click HERE. To read the profile of Bishop Stephen click HERE

Big Changes are coming. If you want to read the vision document for the changes to the way mission and ministry happens in the Diocese of Lincoln it is called 'Resourcing Sustainable Church: A Time to Change - Together' (RSC) please click HERE to download a copy (Note the full report is over 60 pages long). It has now been voted through by Diocesan Synod and will gradually start to come into effect.  To accompany the report is a letter from the Bishops - click HERE to read. A shorter two page summary of RSC is now available, to read that click HERE.

Letter from our Bishops 4th October 2021. If you want to read the latest letter from our Bishops as to who has responsibility for which areas of Diocesan life following the departure of the Archdeacon of Stow & Lindsey click HERE.


None at present.