Carol Service and Carol Singing
Wednesday 19th December in church at 6pm with drama, dramatic readings, puppets and school choir
Tuesday 18th December at 2pm singing carols at Grantham Hospital
Various evenings - Pop up Carols around the parish
Welcome all to host the travelling nativity.
Large nativity scene to be built at the church gate
4pm Crib Service
11.30pm Midnight Christmas Communion
10.30am All Age Christmas
Said Communion after the All Age service
On 18th December at 2.00pm a group of people from various churches will be coming together to sing carols around the wards of Grantham Hospital. We meet at the chapel, which is in the corridor to the left of the Tower Block entrance and then after prayer go on to the wards. When we are all sung out we meet in the chapel to enjoy tea/coffee and mince pies.
If you can join us or you would like more details, please speak to Rev Heather
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
Christmas Jesse Tree Decorations
During November Sunday School will be making decorations for a Jesse Tree. We would like the rest of the congregation to join in this activity. There are information sheets at the back of the church or speak to Jaki. There are craft materials available if you need some and also a folder of outlines if you would like to colour some in.
If your decoration is ready to hang please bring it to the services in December. If it needs to have ribbon added for hanging please can you let Jaki have it by the end of November.
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.
Mission Shaped Ministry Course
Details of a course for those interested in exploring mission is on the display board. The course is being run in Sleaford from September to March next year. Please see Mark if interested.
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
Sponsor an Organ Pipe
If you haven't already done so, you are invited to sponsor an organ pipe to help pay for the recent refurbishment of the organ. Please see the display at the back of church and speak to Sally-Anne or Rev Mark. So far we have raised in excess of £300 in sponsorship with more donations promised. Click here for more details
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.
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
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