Pew News - last updated on 11th August 2022   


Thanks to all our churches who are collecting food for the Sleaford Community Larder. Please keep it coming.   

To read the PEW NEWS for the week commencing 7th August 2022 - click HERE

To read the PEW NEWS for the week commencing 14th August 2022 - click HERE

To down load or read the Prayer Booklet on Praying for Ukraine click HERE

For the latest Diocesan Announcements and updates on 'Time To Change Together' go at the bottom of this page.  


ASGARBY next service will be Harvest Praise on Sunday 11th Sept at 3pm - led by Rev Chris

BURTON next services in church will be on Sunday 21st August 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 on 13th August.

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 also a service of Evening Prayer Monday to Friday at 5pm 

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 next service TBC 

SCREDINGTON next service is on Sunday 14th August at 4pm a special Songs of Praise service followed by afternoon tea.

SWATON next service will be on Sunday 14th August at 9.30am - Informal worship led by Canon Beverley 


The next JULIAN MEETING is at Swaton Hut on Thursday 8th September at 10.30am. Do phone Rev Chris 460904 to check it's on.

The Bible Study Group at Great Hale church has now stopped for the summer - It will restart in September

Free children's lunch during summer holidays on Wednesdays at Helpringham Community Cafe at Helpringham church


Garden Party at Heckington Church on Saturday 13th August at 2pm.

Vintage Sale at Great Hale Church on Saturday 13th August 10am till 4pm

Jacket Potato & Pud lunch at Great Hale Church on Saturday 13th August at 12 noon



There are various HOME GROUPS in our group of parishes. Contact Rev Chris for more details.

Various Art & Craft Groups meeting on Tuesdays - 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.  


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

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

Note - this group is having a summer break after 26th July until 6th September

Great Hale Craft Group (Friendly Crafters) meets in church from 1.30pm to 4pm every Tuesday

Heckington Art Group meets in Heckington Church on Tuesday afternoons 2pm till 4pm

Helpringham Community Cafe is open every Wednesday morning in church 10am to 1pm. Come and enjoy a tasty bacon bap or a lovely slice of cheesecake, or both, with cappuccino. Good fellowship too.  Free Lunch for children during the school holidays this summer 

Great Hale Chatty Cafe meets in church on Thursday mornings.

Great Hale New U group meets in church on Wednesday mornings 

Heckington Church - Forget Me Not Teas on the 1st Monday of the month, though the next one is 5th Sept at 2pm


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. 



A new page has been added to this website with the weekly playlist of rock & pop records Rev Chris will be playing on his weekly radio show 'Sounds from the Sunnyside' which is broadcast on Heckington Living Community Radio straight after the Sunday service broadcast (starts around 12noon) and repeated on Tuesday & Thursday mornings at 9am. 


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


Bishop Stephen

Letter from Bishop Stephen Conway to the people of the Diocese. To read it click HERE

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 Conway click HERE

Time To Change Together (TTCT). 

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 now called 'Time to Change - Together' please click HERE to download a copy (Note the full report is over 60 pages long). It has been voted through by Diocesan Synod and is gradually starting to come into effect.  To accompany the report is a letter from the Bishops - click HERE to read. 

A shorter two page summary of TTCT is now available, to read that click HERE.

To read the latest update (April 2022) about TTCT on the question of how many stipendiary posts there may be in the future and how that could be decided please click HERE.

Letter from Bishop Stephen (June 2022) regards the new roles of the Bishops Staff and other senior leaders at Lincoln - click HERE 

Refugees from Ukraine

To read a letter from Bishop Stephen Conway re Ukraine Refugees 16th March 2022 click HERE


None at present.