Our Benefice

Dear Friend,

Welcome to our benefice.

Our Benefice covers five villages and six church buildings, including Aslackby, Billingborough, Dowsby, Horbling and Pointon with Sempringham.

Please come along and meet us at one of our services or Coffee Mornings. If you are new to the area please make yourself known to the Priest or to one of the Churchwardens. 

This is the Benefice where St Gilbert, the founder of the only purely English religious Order, was born in 1083 in the village of Sempringham.

Other interesting facts about our Group of Churches include the fact that Aslackby was a centre for the Knights Templars.

Michael Ramsey, Archbishop of Canterbury (1961-1974) was baptised at Horbling.

Two Pugin monuments can be seen in Horbling Church.  

Country villages are usually quiet places, but this does not mean that they are dull or boring. There is plenty going on in our communities, and we hope that this web site will help you find the activities and services that you are looking for.

The church is a vital part of the local community, and seeks to serve and enrich the life of these villages. We look forward to meeting you at our worship and social events. If you have any questions that this web site does not answer, please use the 'contact' page or contact the church wardens or a member of the Ministry Team. We would be glad to help you.

With every blessing

On our hearts and our homes

The Blessing of God

For each other

The Love of God

In our life and in our believing

The Peace of God.


View across the fields

Photograph by Dave Hill