Welcome to the website of the South Cliff Villages Group

which is a new grouping of 10 Church of England parishes in the Diocese of Lincoln which in the main straddle the A607 road between Grantham and Lincoln. 

Elsewhere on the website you will find details of the Sunday services in this group of 12 churches, our other activities during weekdays, and more information about the villages. 


We pray for David our Bishop and for bishops Nicholas and Christopher and we use the prayer which Archdeacon Gavin has written for us at this present time:

God our Father, you led your chosen people through the desert
in a pillar of cloud by day and of fire by night:
grant us your peace and the knowledge of your walking alongside us,
that in the complexities and confusions of this present moment
each of us may grow in faith, love and service
and come safely into the future you have prepared for us:



Sunday and Festival Services 

Download Service Rota for May and June 2019

Download Service Rota for July and August 2019

We welcome visitors and newcomers to our services and various weekday activities as detailed on our website and if you would like one of the clergy or lay ministers to visit you then can you please let us know your name and give us your address and a contact telephone number and e mail address

A Prayer for our Churches:

God our heavenly Father, make the doors of our churches wide enough to receive all who need human love and fellowship and a father’s care, and narrow enough to shut out all envy, pride and lack of love: here may the tempted find help, the sorrowing receive comfort, the careless be awakened to repentance, and the penitent be assured of your mercy; and here may all your children renew their strength and go on their way in hope and joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Keeping Safe:

Most of the time at church we are like a big happy family. However even in very happy families people can have a bad day and even people we know and trust can upset us. We want to help everyone have good days all of the time. We try to make sure that people who have jobs in the church always behave well and in a way that is helpful to you. We never want anyone or anything in church to frighten you, confuse you or worry you. It is important that you tell us if something is upsetting you or if you are feeling worried about something that’s happening or something somebody is doing. We have specially trained people who you can talk to and who you can ask for help. These people are good at safeguarding. This means they look after everyone’s safety. Caring for people is a very important part of our Christian life.

The people who can help you are the parish priest or the parish safeguarding officer. You can contact the parish safeguarding officer or the parish priest. If you wish to speak to someone outside the church you can contact the diocesan safeguarding team at: https://www.lincoln.anglican.org/safeguarding-overview – all these contact details are displayed in each church on the purple A3 poster which also has information there about other places from where you can get help or advice. 


Privacy Policy:

The South Cliff Villages Group of churches [SCVG] undertakes to collect and use your personal data in compliance with the General Data Processing Regulation [GDPR]. Our legal basis for processing this data us our legitimate interest as a group of churches. We use the data for administration and for communication and this information is recorded and stored in compliance with the GDPR.Your personal data will not be passed on by us to any third party 




Services this coming Sunday, 28th July 2019

Trinity 6

9.00 Holy Communion at Carlton Scroop

9.00 Morning Prayer at Hough on the Hill

10.30 Holy Communion at Caythorpe

18.00 Holy Communion at All Saints Hougham with the Loveden Singers singing the Byrd Mass for Four Voices within the litugical setting of the evening's service

Dates for Your Diary:

Sunday 28th July from 2.30pm: A Blast from the Past - decorated church at St Nicholas Barkston with Cream Teas

July 28th to August 3rd: Come and see a display of flowers in All Saints church Hough on the Hill and also two wood carvings - one depicting the 'Farming Year' and the other created to mark the 25th anniversary of the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance

Prayer Cycle 

3rd Quarter Week 4: Honington