Serving God in the villages and towns of the Lincolnshire Wolds.

The Rural Dean is the Reverend Steven Johnson who can be contacted at Market Rasen Rectory.


The Deanery covers 7 parish groupings and is ministered to by five full time clergy and a number of volunteer clergy and lay ministers.

The Market Rasen Group 

The Market Rasen Group includes the parishes of Market Rasen, Linwood, Lissington and Legsby. The Reverend Stephen Johnson is the point of contact.


The Middle Rasen Group 

The Middle Rasen Group includes the parishes of Middle Rasen, Faldingworth, Friesthorpe, West Rasen, Newton and Toft & Newtoft. The Reverend Charles Patrick is the point of contact.

The Caistor Group

The Caistor Group includes the parishes of Caistor, Grasby and Searby cum Owmby. Canon Ian Robinson is the contact for these parishes.


The Swallow Group

The Swallow Group includes the parishes of Swallow, Cabourne, Cuxwold, Rothwell, Thoresway, Croxby & Nettleton. Canon Ian Robinson and The Reverend John Carr are the points of contact here.


The Walesby Group 

The Walesby Group includes Walesby, Tealby, Normanby le Wold, Claxby, Kirmond le Mire, Stainton le Vale,North Willingham and Brookenby. The Reverend John Carr is the contact.

The Kelsey Group 

The Kelsey Group includes, North Kelsey, South Kelsey, Holton le Moor, Kirkby w Kingerby (& Osgodby), North Owersby, Thornton le Moor and Usselby. The Reverend Geoffrey Spencer is the point of contact.

The Barkwith Group Parish 

The Barkwith Group Parish is one parish covering 7 communites and with 5 church buildings still in use at East Barkwith, East Torrington, Hainton, Sixhills and South Willingham. The Reverend Charles Patick is the Priest in Charge of the Barkwith group.



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