Pew News - last updated on 20th May 2022 


Easter Garden

He is not here. He has risen!

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For the latest Diocesan Announcements (16th March 2022) go at the bottom of this page.  


ASGARBY next service will be on Ascension Day 26th May at 7pm - Holy Communion led by Rev Chris

BURTON next services in church will be on Sunday 22nd May 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 12th June.

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 5th June at 9.30am led by Canon Beverley. 

SWATON next service will be on Sunday 12th June at 9.30am led by Canon Beverley

Swaton Donkeys on Palm Sunday

The Swaton donkeys on Palm Sunday 2022


Heckington Church has now reopened with a new lighting system. Come and see the church in a new light! The book stall is also now open - all books 50p. The church is open every day 9am to 5pm.

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

The next JULIAN MEETING is at Swaton Hut on Thursday 2nd June at 10.30am. Do phone Rev Chris 460904 to check it's on.

Bible Study Group meets at Great Hale church every Wednesday evening ay 7.30pm. Studying Matthew's Gospel and led by Rev Stephen.  


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

Great Hale Craft Group 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.   

Great Hale Chatty Cafe meets in church on Thursday mornings.


Heckington Church are holding an exhibition of Royal Memorabilia in church on Thursday 2nd June from 10am. If you have any commemorative china, mugs, plates, posters, programmes, books, flags, in fact anything Royal, could we please borrow it for this exhibition. Contact Chris Cullen (460272).   

Great Hale Church have a jacket potato and pudding lunch on Saturday 4th June at 12noon and a Special Songs of Praise Jubilee Service accompanied by Sleaford Brass Band at 10.30am on Sunday 5th June. Followed by a Ploughman's Lunch. 

Swaton Church are holding a Songs of Praise service on Sunday 4th June at 4pm followed by a Jubilee Tea in the Hut 


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. There are also the five Holy Week meditations now as PODCASTS. 



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


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

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.

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

Refugees from Ukraine

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


None at present.