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For the latest Diocesan Announcements and updates on 'Time To Change Together' + pastoral letters from the Bishops + Deanery Synod Reports please go at the bottom of this page.  Latest updates were added on - 6th June  2024  


ASGARBY next service TBA  

BURTON - next service will be on 11th August at 9.30am   

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. 

There is also a Celtic service on the fourth Sunday of the month at 4pm called 'Food for the Journey' the next one will be on 28th July. 

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. 

There is usually a Bring & Share Lunch after the Family Service on the last Sunday of each month, but NOT in July.

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 TBA

SCREDINGTON next service will be Cafe Church in the Community Centre on 28th July at 9.30am 

SWATON next service will be on Sunday 21st July at 9.30am Holy Communion led by Rev Chris. 


The next JULIAN MEETING will be at Helpringham Church on 11th July at 10.30am.  

The Great Hale Bible Study Group meets in church on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm led by Rev Stephen but is taking a break for the summer and will be start again September with a series on the prophet Ezekiel

There are a number of home groups meeting at various venues. Contact Rev Chris if interested in joining one.


'Let's Get Cooking' at Heckington Church on Monday 15th July from 11am to 1pm


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

Various Art & Craft Groups meet in our group of parishesAll are welcome whether skilled or beginners. Refreshments are available at all groups. There is usually a weekly subs to cover costs of heating etc.  See below:


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

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

Helpringham Community Cafe meets on Wednesdays in Helpringham Church from 10.30am to 1.30pm

Great Hale Chatty Cafe meets in church on Thursday mornings 10am to 11.30am

Great Hale New U group meets in church on Wednesday mornings at 10am

Heckington Church - Forget Me Not Teas on the 1st Monday of the month 2pm to 4pm


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. 



See the Sounds from the Sunnyside page for 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 (HLR) straight after the Sunday service broadcast (starts around 12noon) and repeated on Tuesday mornings at 9am and Saturday mornings at 10.30am and Thursday afternoon at 2pm. Search for Heckington Radio which will take you to HLR 365 an internet radio station produced from Heckington. At present Rev Chris is doing a series on the Hits from the Sixties taking a different year each week and play records released that year. A real trip down memory lane.  


At Easter 2024 Rev Chris started a new music show on HLR called 'Down by the Riverside'. It's a hour long show that begins at 5pm on Sunday afternoons playing purely Gospel music, Negro spirituals, new Christian music and songs with a spiritual message.  Come and be refreshed Down by the Riverside.  The playlists are on the Down by the Riverside page on this website. To listen search for Heckington Radio which will take you to HLR 365. Enjoy. It is now being repeated on Wednesday mornings at 9am 


Elaine Huckle, who is a semi professional singer,  has released a new album in her operatic style called 'Timeless Favourites'. Watching the beautiful dragon flies at Flag Fen Peterborough gave Elaine strength before her own cancer operation, hence the picture on the cover of the CD. All the profits from the sale of the album are going to MacMillan Cancer charity.  Copies are available from Elaine (01529 461704) 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

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

Bishop Stephen has now been made the permanent Bishop of Lincoln. To read the announcement (24th May 2023) click HERE 

Bishop Stephen announces that Simon Jones is to be the New Dean of Lincoln Cathedral. Click HERE

Bishop Stephen announces that Canon David Dadswell the Diocesan Secretary is retiring at the end of 2024. To read the announcement 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 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 

The first North Kesteven Deanery Partnership Newsletter from our Area Dean can be read by clicking HERE

The latest TTCT report given at Diocesan Synod in Nov 2022 (18 pages) is available to read by clicking HERE

The latest TTCT newsletter from Archdeacon Ali Buxton (Feb 2023). The read click HERE  

The latest NK Deanery Partnership Newsletter from the Partnership Dean (Sept 2023). To read click HERE

Letter from Bishop Stephen - a reminder about the Bishops Guidelines and Regulations for leading worship at the different categories of church under TTCT. To read the letter & guidelines click HERE 

Guidance from the Diocese re - choosing Deanery Synod Reps for 2023 elections. Click HERE

Guidance from the Diocese re - Annual Parochial Church Meetings & Election of Church Wardens for 2023. Click HERE    

Notice (17th April 2024) regards Assistant Archdeacons in Gavin's Absence. To read click HERE

Deanery Synod Reports

Minutes from Lafford Deanery Synod (22nd April 2024). To read click HERE

Deanery Synod Report from Rev Al Jenkins regards the clergy conference in Feb 2024. To read click HERE

Pastoral Letters to the people of Lincoln Diocese from our Bishops

Letter from Bishops Stephen, David & Nicholas with a response to the latest decisions by the CofE House of Bishops  on the issues of Identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage (Jan 2023) click HERE

Letter from the CofE House of Bishops (Jan 2023) on the issues of Identity, Sexuality, Relationships & Marriage click HERE

Letter from the Bishops at Lincoln (17th Oct 2023) on the recent events in Israel + reports in the press about the prayers regards 'Living in Love and Faith'. Click HERE

We welcome Bishop Stephen Conway as the 73rd Bishop of Lincoln. His enthronement in the cathedral on Saturday 11th Nov was a lovely occasion. If you want to read his sermon click HERE

Letter from the three Bishops at Lincoln (17th Feb 2024). Click HERE to read. 

Reports from General Synod

To read the report from the Feb 2023 meeting of General Synod by Lincoln Reps click HERE


None at present.