Please note the date of APCM has changed to April 23rd 2019 at 7.30pm
Walking Boots and Purses at the ready
The Humber Bridge Cross is on Saturday 11th May 2019. 2.00pm - 5.00pmm This is the annual sponsored walk over the Humber Bridge in aid of Christian Aid and CAFOD. Some of us have done this in the past and hopefully we will get a group together for this year. Look out for details coming soon.
More details from Rev Heather
Friday 10th May at 7.30pm
The Lovedon Festival Singers will be performing a festival of music, song and fun to suit all ages at St Botolph’s Church on 10th May. This event is in aid of church funds. Entry is free but donations would be welcomed. This is a fund-raising event to help complete our heating upgrade. Please come along and support this event.
Saturday 29th June
Rev Al has been advised that his priesting service will take place on 29th June. The time of the service is 5.30pm so please put that date in your diary. There will a coach leaving Quarrington and there are seats still available at a cost of £7.
Wanted for women refugees, bra’s in good clean condition. Please see Jean Cornford for more details.
Rural Dean Appointed
Bishop Christopher has appointed Rev Philip Johnson, vicar of St Denys’, Sleaford, as Rural Dean of Lafford.
We are looking for items for the next Chronicle Edition. If you have any item you would like to submit, please see Carole Shepheard, Rev Al or Rev Mark.
Rev Mark will take Tuesday as his day off and Rev Al will take Fridays.
Please put a few coins in the donations bowl when you enjoy a tea or coffee at the end of our services if you are able. The money is used to fund the wonderful floral displays that our flower arrangers create.
Sleaford Talking Newspaper
Sleaford Talking Newspaper needs some Readers or Recording Technicians to help record news from our local papers to blind or partially sighted people in our area. The recordings are done on a Wednesday afternoon or evening. If this interests you please give Howard Sanders, Chairman, a call on 01529 414047
Request from Rev. Heather
Sometimes people are admitted to hospital unexpectedly. Relatives may travel distances and then find they need to stay overnight and often find they have no toiletries. Would you like to help us to provide them with toothpaste, soap, wash bags, flannels, deodorants (both male and female), shower gel, toothbrushes?
We are desperately in need of new stewards to meet and greet at the beginning of services and to help, if necessary, during the service. If you would like to know more, please talk to Jaki Lowder or Rev. Mark.
A few faithful people clean the church on a regular basis. If you are able to help occasionally or regularly please have a word with Jaki
Please would you save the plastic tops from milk containers as they can be collected to aid the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance. There will be a container available in church.
Would you like to celebrate or remember an event? It is now possible to sponsor the flowers in church on a Sunday morning. Your donation, however small, will help to pay for the flowers and your celebration/remembrance will be noted in the pew sheet on the Sunday in question. Please see either of the Churchwardens who will be happy to help.
Tea and cleaning rota
If you like to help out with the tea serving and cleaning rota, please talk to Jaki. She would be most happy to hear from you
During the year we are putting on a number of fun events and fund raising events. We would like to put a small group together to help plan the events. If you are interested in helping with a single event or with the planning of our year ahead, please have a chat with Rev Mark or Carol
One of our church fund-raisers is the 50-50 club. It costs £12 a year, with half the money going to the church and the other half is prize money. If you would like to join, please see Doug or Jean Cornford.
Raising funds for St Botolph's Church goes on all year round and one easy way of doing this is to use the Easy Fundraising website:
It is easy to register, then when asked which cause you wish to support, type in St Botolph's Quarrington.
Whenever you make a purchase go to the Easyfudraising website or app, look up the retailer and click to transfer to the chosen website, any purchase you then make will qualify for a donation.
Retailers taking part include: Amazon, Tesco (including grocery shopping), Marks and Spencer, Premier Inn, Early Learning, Thomas Cook and countless others.
Have a look at the website to see if your favourite store/retailer is included then get shopping and help to raise lots of money for our church