The Parish of Bottesford with Ashby
Team Ministry
Parish Overview

We are the Church of England Parish covering the south of Scunthorpe (most of Ashby and the Riddings estate) and the town of Bottesford (including Yaddlethorpe and parts of Holme).

There are three Churches in the parish:

St. Paul the Apostle
in Ashby,

St. Paul's Church, Ashby

St. Peter ad Vincula
in Bottesford

St. Peter's Church, Bottesford

and the
Church of the Holy Spirit
on the Riddings estate.
Church of the Holy Spirit

For a map showing the parish, its boundary and the locations of the Churches, please click here or scroll to the bottom of this page.

The Parish is very varied

Detail from St. Paul's East WindowThe pictures which make up the banner across the top of our web pages are details from the East Window of St. Paul's Church Ashby, depicting the mixed rural and industrial nature of the parish (this was the case when that Church was built in 1925 and remains true today even after large areas of farm-land have been turned over to housing, leading to a present-day adult population of about 27,000).

Scunthorpe's Blast FurnacesScunthorpe Steelwork's BOSS PlantThe Parish includes part of the famous Scunthorpe Steel Works (pictured here) and other significant industrial and commercial units ...

Parish Housing
several large housing estates of mixed types (one such, pictured left, stretches to the horizon and beyond!) with schools, and local shops and larger retail areas ...

Parish Countryside

and large areas of farmland which is put to various uses including arable and free-range pig and egg production.

By-the-by, these photos were all taken - facing different directions - from the same spot, on the South Aisle roof of St. Paul's Church whilst repairs were being carried out!

Parish Ministers.

   The Parish has two clergy posts (one currently being in vacancy) and two Readers:

     Rev Kevin Dyke

 Rector, Kevin Dyke

 Mr Lindon Batt

  Mr. Lindon Batt


 Mr Howard Bevan




   and a team of Local Ministers.

Please see our "Contact Us Page" for details of how to contact the clergy and the Parish Office.

The Parish is in the Diocese of Lincoln (Manlake Deanery) and in the County of North Lincolnshire.

The Parochial Church Council is a Registered Charity, number 1133722.  Details of our registration may be found on our page of the Charity Commision website.

The Parish has a Safeguarding Policy regarding young people and vulnerable adults which may be viewed by clicking here

Each year parishioners elect Churchwardens, Committee members and other Officers at the Annual Meetings.  Details of the current holders of these posts may be found by clicking here.

The following map shows the parish boundary and the locations of the Churches (drag the 'hand' or zoom and pan etc. using the buttons on the map):

Map courtesy of