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Our public worship services take place on

Sundays at 11am in church

The church building is open daily 10am - 4pm 

Notices 26th November 2023

For more information please click Community Help Sleaford 

Sunday 3rd December
4:30pm Youth Pizza and Prayer in the church room

Tuesday 5th December
2pm Cornerstone Bible Study

Thursday 7th December
7pm - Men's Group at The Horseshoes Silk Willoughby

Friday 8th December
4pm - come and help to decorate the Christmas tree

Tuesday 12th December
2pm Book Group in the Church Room

Wednesday 13th December
1pm Ladies' Group Christmas Meal - please speak to Rev Heather.

Saturday 16th December
1.30pm Christmas Gift box packing and distribution

Tuesday 19th December
Standing Committee in the church room

Also in our Local Mission Partnership
Sunday 26th November
Celtic Evening Prayer: Christmas in Narnia
4pm Great Hale Church

 Rectory Communications
We are experiencing problems with the rectory phone and internet connections.
 If you phone the rectory, you will be invited to leave a message.
 The internet is also down so it may take time to respond to emails.
 You can phone the church on 07719 952205

 Advent Services 2023
This year our advent preparations will be reflections from the advent book “Music of Eternity”. The reflections will be incorporated into a short said communion service which will be hosted at a different church in our Local Mission Partnership each week. Please come along, why not offer someone a lift and come together?

Monday 4th December
4:30pm Advent Eucharist at Threekingham St Peter and Vincula Church

Monday 11th December
4:30pm Advent Eucharist at Quarrington St Botolph’s Church

Monday 18th December
4:30pm Advent Eucharist at Great Hale St John the Baptist Church

 Christmas Gift Boxes
Can you spare an hour or two on Saturday 16th December to help organise and distribute the gift boxes to the elderly in our community? We will meet in the Church Room at 1.30pm Many hands make light work!

Sound System and Screens Training Session
Would you like to learn how to set up the microphones and screens for services? There will be an introductory training session for those who are interested on Saturday 16th December at 10am in the church. Please speak to Rev Rebecca for more detai

 Prayer Corner
Please have a look at the prayer requests board and pray for people. There are also prayer cards available for you to use or give away to others, please take one if you'd like too. The books on the shelf in the prayer corner can be borrowed or taken if there is one you would like to read.

  Project in the Precinct
Our brothers and sisters at New Life Church have opened the new youth resource in the Precinct which is called “Mosaic”.
All the churches within Churches Together in Sleaford and District have been invited to support this very important resource. Regular activities will start again in September when the young people return to school. The New Life team would welcome our support with the initiative. If you would like to help, please contact the New Life Church office on 01529 413603 or by email on 

Chaplaincy Opportunity
Lincoln chaplaincy team is looking for someone who might be interested in becoming a police chaplain. The role involves regular visiting at the police station, being a friendly and steady Christian presence, offering to pray for people and situations and being connected to the wider chaplaincy service for training and support. If you would be interested or know of someone who might, please speak to Rev Rebecca in the first instance. 

Ladies Group
Ladies Group is meeting next month on at 2:30pm on December 13th in the church room.
Please speak to Rev Heather for more details.

Alpha Course
Our new Alpha group continues to meet on Wednesday evenings starting at 7pm.
If you are interested please contact 

What happens now?
After this, St Botolph’s will officially be in an interregnum or vacancy. Rev Philip Johnston, the Rural Dean for this area and the priest for St Denys’ Church in Sleaford will take over the official role of care for St Botolph’s Parish for the time being. Luckily, Rev Rebecca will continue to serve her curacy at St Botolph’s so will be with us until at least June 2024. During this time Rev Philip and Rev Lorna Brabin-Smith Partnership Dean will meet with the Churchwardens and the PCC.


Christmas Trail
If you would be willing to have a painted star in your front garden, as a clue for the Christmas trail, please let Sally-Anne or Jaki know. 

Theology 4 Everyone is a chance to explore your faith. Over 4 Saturdays in Autumn 2023 the College of St Hugh is inviting you to will learn about: 11th Nov Worship & Spirituality - going deeper 2nd Dec The History of the Church - understanding our roots
The days are free and open to everyone - places are limited so book yours early!
To book a place, please email:
All sessions run 9.45am to 4pm at Edward King House in Lincoln, LN2 1PU
For more information click on this link: 

 Time to Change Together - Update
At present, the Covenant Pledges from our Local Mission Partnership will pay for approximately 2 full-time priests. Currently, the Partnership has 3 full-time priests: Rev Philip Johnson, Rev Captain Chris Harrington and Rev Mark. Rev Rebecca is not counted in this number while she is serving her curacy. When Rev Mark leaves, his post will not be filled by someone new but the church will be supported, as with all churches in our Local Mission Partnership by Rev Rebecca, Rev Philip and Rev Chris working together. You can read more about Time to Change Together and look at the map of churches in our local mission partnership on the noticeboard at the back of the church./ 

Do you have any fundraising ideas? We are planning a quiz night, a concert and a tabletop sale. What else could we do? Are you able to get involved or organise an event? 

  Screens in church
If you’d be interested in learning how to use the screens or the sound desk so that you can help to support services, please let Rev Rebecca know who will be organising some training next month. 

 Morning Prayer - Don't forget that Morning Prayer is on Zoom Mondays and Thursdays at 9.00am.  
It's a great, prayerful way to start the day. Why not follow the link from the weekly email or contact Maria for the details of how to join? 

There is no morning prayer on Bank Holidays 

Wanted for the Diocese - Assistant Heating and Lighting Adviser
The DAC would like to appoint an Assistant Heating and Lighting Adviser in order to help its existing Adviser with the casework load. The person interested should have good knowledge of commercial heating and lighting installations and this would suit someone who has recently retired. Ideally they should have good working knowledge of green and renewable energy. This is a voluntary role but for which reasonable travelling and subsistence expenses are payable. For further details, please contact the DAC Secretary, Steven Sleight.

After the 11am service, there will be an opportunity to ask for private prayers in the prayer space at the front of the north aisle. During coffee time, just make your way there and there will be someone who can sit and pray with you.

 Leaf Mould - There is plenty of leaf mould near the lych gate that is free to a good home – please help yourself.

 Welcome and Coffee
Could you help with this important part of Sunday mornings? We need help welcome people to church and others to help make coffee after the service. Coffee is a social time when we can chat after the formal service so it is important to keep this going. If you can help, please speak to Jaki Lowder or email Jaki on 

 Time to Change Together 
There is a map on the noticeboard at the back of the church showing the area of our Local Mission Partnership. Each week we will email with the newsletter a photograph of one of the villages in our partnership, please pray for the Christian community in that place. Please pray for all those who minister and worship within this partnership, that we would work generously and collaboratively to serve all the communities represented. 

Anyone interested in starting to give via green envelopes instead of through the collection plate please talk to Jan or David.

Information packs are also available for people who might consider giving by direct debit instead of by envelope or standing order.

There is now a card reader available after the service if you would like to make your collection donation ‘cashless'. Please see Rev Rebecca or David Pursell if you are interested