30th June: Summer cream teas served at All Saints', Legbourne
Louth Male Voice Choir during their wonderful performance at St John's, Belleau on Midsummer night.
Pentecost 2019: celebrating 'the birthday of the Church' in customary fashion - and Aubrey summoning up a 'rushing wind.' (Acts 2.2)
At ther launch of the Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival, which this year (2019) took place in Legbourne.
Coffee morning in Holy Week at All Saints', Legbourne, raising money and awareness for the combating of dementia.
Easter Garden making at Legbourne on Holy Saturday
Good Friday: our stations of the cross procession from Home Farm to St Martin's Church in Withcall.
Palm Sunday 2019: we recreated Christ's entrance into Jerusalem at Swaby, and set out on our walk with Christ through Holy Week.
7th April - Fr James was honoured to take the annual lambing service at St John the Baptist, Great Carlton. He blessed the 4 lambs who formed part of the congregation and preached on Jesus as our Good Shepherd.
7th April 2019 - We held our Annual Parochial Church Meeting, where we reviewed the past year and elected Church Wardens for the coming year. Thanks to all who took part. Pictured are parishioners enjoying the bring and share lunch once business was done.
1 April 2019 - a very special visit from the children of Red Hen nursery in Legbourne to All Saints' Church, to learn about the Easter story (and ring the bells!!!).
Mothering Sunday 2019 at St Andrew's, South Thoresby - and thank you to Frankie for handing out the posies!
On 30th January Fr James visited the Lincolnshire Rural Activites Centre, which is in the parish of Legbourne, to help support its bid for funding from the Bishop of Lincoln's Social Justice Fund. Here he is trying out their state of the art horse riding simulator, which is mainly used by the local Riding for the Disabled group. Thanks to Sarah Moss for the tour and our organist Liz for her electronic horse riding expertise! For more information about the centre see their webside: http://www.lincsruralactivitiescentre.co.uk/
The blessing of chalk for Epiphany house blessings (6 Jan 2019)
Our Christmas Day Eucharist at Strubby was greatly assisted by the backing of Wild Berry Mix.
'Saint Nick' pays a visit to the Holy Family at St Nicholas', Swaby.
More angels! These were made by pupils at St Margaret's Primary School, Withern, to decorate St Oswald's, Strubby for Christmas Day.
Huge thanks to Hank for cutting down and donating this huge Christmas tree at All Saints', Legbourne. Congratulations also to the wonderful pupils of East Wold Primary School for helping to decorate the Church this Christmas with their hand-made angels (some of which can be seen on the tree).
Carol singing in the Waggon and Horses, South Reston - with some help from the Community Singers, and a jolly good feast after! Cheers! (19 Dec 2018)
The December meeting of 'Celebrate God' children's church at South Thoresby put together gift bags for the residents of a local residential home for Christmas.
Dave Temple was our special guest at Strubby Christmas Show (St Oswald's, Strubby 9 December 2018). Fr Christmas also made an appearance! Thanks to all for organising and supporting.
Bargain hunting at the annual Christmas craft fair at St Andrew's South Thoresby (1-2 Dec 2018). This year we added a Eucharist service for our Patronal Festival (St Andrew's Day being the Friday before the fair began).
Huge thanks to Don and the wonderful chaps at Louth Men's Shed, for designing, making and installing the Rectory's new chicken house! For more informnation about their work, and how to get involved, see http://louthmensshed.org/
'Ringing in the peace' (not very peacefully!) 11 Nov 2018: joining the nation in communal bell ringing after a special Remembrance Day service of Evensong at St John the Baptist, Belleau.
The act of remembrance by the war memoral in Legbourne Churchyard, on the 100th anniversary of the Armistice.
Happy All Saints' Day!!! More patronal celebrations.
The merry throng tucking into pear cake and fizz after the patronal Eucharist, All Saints', Legbourne (1 Nov 2018)
A great joy to welcome mother and daughter folk duo Jean and Julie, to perform some traditional country folk songs as part of our harvest festival at St Nicholas Swaby (28 Oct 2018).
28th October 2018 ~ For Bible Sunday we blessed a new and beautiful Gospel book, from which God's most holy word will be read each Sunday.
"Blessed are those who hear the word of God and obey it." Luke 11.28
Tea for two! Rizzo stops by for a cuppa at Swaby.
Carriages at Withcall
14th July 2018 ~ Congratulations Matt and Helen (St John the Baptist, Belleau)
3rd September 2018 - The Bishop of Lincoln and Archdeacon of Lincoln 'institute and induct' Fr James, to mark the beginning of his ministry among us. The service - well attended - was followed by a very jolly party in Legbourne Community Hall. Thank you to all who contributed to giving such a wonderful welcome.