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.

As the UK prepares to leave the European Union the Bishops have commended the following prayer to us:  

 God of hope

in these times of change and uncertainty

unite our nation and guide our leaders

with your wisdom.

Give us courage to overcome our fears

and help us to build a future

in which all may prosper and share

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

and in response to the Bishop's letter to the churches of Lincolnshire are setting aside a time for prayer as the UK leaves the EU with a special celebration of the Holy Communion at 12.30pm at St Vincent's Caythorpe on Friday 29th March following the Lent coffee morning 10.30am to 12 noon

Sunday and Festival Services 

Download Service Rota for March and April 2019

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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 – 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 

Lent fund raising for Water Aid at St Vincent's Caythorpe 

St Vincent's will host a series of Friday coffee mornings in aid of Water Aid from 10.30am to 12 noon on March 15th, 22nd, 29th and April 5th and in addition will host a Soup Lunch from 12 noon to 1.30pm on Saturday 30th March. Do come and support our Lent giving campaign!

A Prayer for Every Day through Lent from Archdeacon Justine

Be a bright flame before me,
A guiding star above me.
Be a smooth path below me,
A kindly shepherd behind me,
Today, tonight and for ever. Amen.

St Columba of Iona

 

Announcements

Services this coming Sunday, 31st March 2019

Lent 4

10.30 Holy Communion at Honington

17.30 Evening Prayer at Carlton Scroop

Dates for Your Diary:

The Sunday homily during Lent will be based on Archdeacon Justine’s recently published Lent book ‘The Resilient Disciple’

Mondays throughout Lent:Canon Valerie Rampton will be leading our thoughts on St Clare of Assisi – these sessions will be hosted by Claire at the Rectory on Barkston Road Marston starting at 09.45am and finishing by 11am [Clare at Claire’s]

Wednesdays throughout Lent: Steven Bacon leads Franciscan Compline at All Saints' Church, Hough on the Hill, each Wednesday. The service begins promptly at 8.00pm and lasts 20-25 minutes

31st March Mothering Sunday Family Services: Marston at 10am, Caythorpe at 10.30am, Barkston at 10.30am

Saturday 13th April Soup Lunch in aid of St Nicholas Barkston in the village hall from 12noon to 2pm

Prayer Cycle 

1st Quarter Week 13: Rural Dean and Deanery

Holy Week

Maundy Thursday 18th April 7.30pm Holy Communion and Stripping of the Altar at Barkston

Good Friday Friday 19th April 2pm At the Foot of the Cross at Marston and 7pm Dressing the Cross at Fulbeck

Easter Eve 20th April 7.30pm Lighting of the New Fire, Paschal Proclamation and First Holy Communion of Easter at Caythorpe