Heckington and Helpringham Group of Parishes

Built in the 14th Century, still alive in the 21st

  • The Rectory, 10 Cameron Street, Heckington
  • Sleaford
  • Lincolnshire
  • NG34 9RW

01529 460904
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SERVICES & Events 


A new daily service of Holy Communion called 'DAILY BREAD' is now being held in St Andrew's church Heckington each day Monday to Friday at 8.30am. No hymns, just readings and prayers and the communion liturgy. Finishes by 9am. 

Two of our church members at Heckington have recently won community champion awards from North Kesteven District Council - Andrew Key for contributions to Arts & Culture and Michael Cullen who was our Church Warden at Heckington for 28 years as well as being on the Heckington Show committee for many years for his Longstanding Contribution. Congratulations to them both.
Andrew & Michael with their awards 
Andrew & Michael with their awards. Andrew has also been leading the Heckington 100 Group who have put on the Sea of Poppies exhibition currently on display in Heckington Church.   

Begins on Thursday 1st November 2018
We are running The Alpha Course at the Wesleyan Chapel from 10.30am till 12 noon beginning on 1st November. It runs for 15 sessions each Thursday morning with a two week break over the Christmas period. Each session explains the various aspects of the Christian Faith. We are showing the new Alpha films on DVD followed by coffee and discussion. It is a great course and well worth doing even if you have done it before or been a church goer all your life. See Rev Chris if interested or wanting more info.      

FLIX - Every Wednesday evening
Many people have told me how lonely the winter nights can be and so I will be showing a film every Wednesday evening at 7pm at the Wesleyan Chapel on Eastgate, Heckington. It will finish by 10pm and there will be an interval for tea and coffee and fellowship. The film will remain a secret until the night as it is not a film club but an opportunity for company if you are on your own. Lifts can be arranged. Contact Rev Chris 460904    

Friday 7th December to Sunday 9th December 2018
Christmas Tree Festival at Great Hale Church. This special bi-annual event starts on Friday from 5.30pm with a children's entertainer and carols around the tree at 7pm. On Saturday church is open from 11am till 3pm with the famous hot turkey baps served at 12 noon and lots of other seasonal stalls. Santa arrives at 1.30pm on Saturday. The festival is open on Sunday too from 10am and finishes with the Christingle Service at 4pm.     

Saturday 15th December 2018
4pm Great Hale Church Carol Service.

Saturday 22nd December 2018
6.30pm Swaton Church Carol Service - followed by seasonal refreshments in the Hut. 

Monday 24th December 2018 - Christmas Eve
5pm Heckington's famous Crib Service with the donkeys, a real baby Jesus and cast of thousands as the local children dress up as shepherds angels and wise men. It starts at 5pm but come early if you want a seat as the church is usually packed out.
6pm Helpringham Church Carol Service 
7pm St Oswald's Howell Carols by Candle light  
11.30pm Midnight Mass at Heckington and Great Hale
Tuesday 25th December 2018 - Christmas Day
9.30am Service of Christmas Praise at Swaton Church 
11am Service of Holy Communion at Heckington Church 

Sunday 30th December 2018
11am Healing service at Heckington Church