Friday, 29 October 2021

Compline for All Souls

 


Resourcing Sustainable Church

The notes of the Resourcing Sustainable Church meeting held at the end of August are now available via the link. The notes refer to a "type 2" church; this should read "type 3" (also referred to as a "community church" which is the correct description).

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TFgR5KccyjE83qRvxVBYR0xvhEirbJJg/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=110132732489666341761&rtpof=true&sd=true

If anyone would like more information, the Diocese of Lincoln has a web page dedicated to this important subject.
 

 

Saturday, 9 October 2021

Lincolnshire Co-op's Community Champions scheme

 The latest round of voting for Lincolnshire Co-op's Community Champions scheme is now open. If you have a Lincolnshire Co-op dividend card would you please consider voting for All Saints Nocton. If we are successful we hope to purchase some new folding tables , stacking chairs & new crockery. These items would make it much easier to organise & enjoy social events in church for the benefit of the whole community.

Saturday, 2 October 2021

Welcome Sarah!

 This Sunday we welcome the Rev’d Sarah Tierney to our benefice. Sarah is a third-year curate, based in Scunthorpe, but will be spending the next six weeks with us to gain experience of rural ministry.

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Harvest Thanksigivng weekend

 More good news from the Harvest Thanksgiving weekend - the craft fair raised £226, and £140.60 was donated from the collection at the Harvest Thanksgiving service for WaterAid. If you weren't able to be in church at the weekend to see our beautiful new green altar frontal dedicated, here's a photo of Bishop David with it.


 

Thank you Nocton!

This is the haul from the Harvest Thanksgiving weekend and the craft exhibition that was taken to All Saints Branston Food Bank this morning.  This will make such a huge difference to families in need.  Thank you to everyone who has donated.



Sunday, 26 September 2021

A new Bishop for Lincoln

Bishop Christopher leaves Lincoln at the end of December, so the search is on for a new bishop. And we’re all invited to contribute our thoughts on what sort of person we need. So what impact would you want the next Bishop of Lincoln to make across the diocese? What qualities, skills or leadership characteristics do you think they would need? What in your view are the top three priorities for the diocese in the future?


The Diocese of Lincoln is huge and very varied – from city to village, from industrial to rural, from busy suburb to remote farmhouse, from prosperous to deprived. So it’s important that a wide range of people are involved in the thinking.


You can contribute your ideas through the on-line survey on the Diocese of Lincoln website. The deadline is the end of September. Look for the survey on the website home-page. Or if you’d prefer to write in let Rev’d Lorna know and she’ll get a paper copy of the survey to you. Email lorna.brabinsmith@
btinternet.com or phone her (01522) 794868 to leave a message.

Saturday, 28 August 2021

Our future - more information

This describes the types of churches that there might be in the future, so we can consider which type we are (and which type we want to become!).  We will be discussing this at the open meeting (for anyone who is interested, church-goer or not) on Tuesday 31 August at 7.30pm in church.




Sunday, 22 August 2021

Our future

 Are you interested in the future of our church here in Nocton?  If so, this meeting is for you.  You don't have to be a church-goer to come.



Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Book sale update

We have a date!  Saturday 11 September 10am - 4pm.  A great range of fiction and non fiction books, jigsaws and DVDs.  Refreshments on sale, fabulous raffle and a return of the very popular Teddy Tombola.


 

Tuesday, 29 June 2021

Farewell to Revd Rachel

 Our curate, Rachel Revely, is leaving us! Rachel has been with us for the last year and has now completed her training. She is moving to Ipswich to be priest-in-charge at St Thomas the Apostle and Martyr. Rachel will be licensed to her new role on 2 August and we wish her well for the future.

Friday, 30 April 2021

Christian Aid week

This runs from 10-16 May this year.  Here are some links.

This is the link to the fundraising page.  Any donations will be much appreciated and will make a real difference to people's lives.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lincolncaw

 

Here is a film you can watch during the week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2g2VYJ2sxc&t=75s

 

This is Rose’s story whose life is severely impacted by the lack of access to water.

https://www.christianaid.org.uk/appeals-key-appeals/christian-aid-week/christian-aid-week-roses-story