St Peter and St Paul's

Kirton

Rural Dean: Lis Ward 01205 355172

Parish Administrator - Church Warden: Fay Baillie 01205 723529

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June Events

Saturday  4th June. As part of the celebrations for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee  Kirton Parish Church  is joining  with Kirton Parish Council  for celebrations taking place  on Saturday 4th June. Events will be held in and around Kirton Town Hall and also in the churchyard. Kirton Church will be open from 12 noon until  5pm for a display of  photographs  from the 70 years of the Queen's reign.  Tours of the  church will be available at 1pm,  2pm and 4pm. There will be a Craft Fair taking place in the churchyard from 1pm till 4pm.

Sunday 5th  June  at 11am  Our Parish Sunday Eucharist  will be celebrating  Whit Sunday and the Platinum  Jubilee. The service will be followed by a Platinum Jubilee cake and refreshments. All are welcome to join us.

Sunday 26th  June  at 11am  Our Parish Sunday Eucharist will be celebrating  St. Peter and  St. Paul  our patron saints. We are welcoming  people back to church.  Bishop Nicholas,  the Bishop of Grantham  will be joining us. Refreshments  will be served after the service.

SEE EVENTS FOR DETAILS

BRASS BAND and UKELELE CONCERTS!
See Events for details!
Easter Opening 2022

14th April Maundy Thursday 

no service at 9.30am instead Mass of the Last Supper at 7pm.

15th April Good Friday  3pm Liturgy. 

16th April  Easter Eve 7pm

Easter vigil and 1st Communion of Easter.

17th April  Easter Day 11am

Parish Eucharist with incense.

Christmas Tree Festival

Kirton Parish Church is having a Christmas Tree Festival this year!

After over 18 months of being unable to have any fundraising events in church due to the Covid pandemic preparations are now in full swing as members of the fundraising team get ready for the popular Christmas Tree Festival.

It is almost two years since we held our last Christmas Tree Festival and we have been busy contacting the local businesses and organisations who support us. We are very pleased to say that many of them will be displaying a tree again this year. There is no theme for the trees and we are looking forward to seeing all the different interpretations of a beautiful Christmas tree!

This is our tenth Christmas Tree Festival and this year we are trying something different, a preview evening. Tickets are only £5 and include a glass of wine and nibbles and it should be a fun evening. (Ring  01205 723529 for tickets)

The beautifully decorated Christmas trees will be in church for one weekend only this year as the festival runs from the preview evening on Friday 3rd December 7pm, through Saturday 4th from 11am - 4pm and finishes on Sunday afternoon 5th December at 4pm.There will be almost 30 beautifully decorated trees to see and on the Saturday and Sunday there will be card, gift and bric a brac stalls, a tombola and of course a grand Christmas  raffle. For the children there is a chocolate lucky dip and cuddly toy tombola. We will of course be serving our usual homemade refreshments so do join us for a slice of cake and a cuppa!

Christmas Tree Festival

Kirton Parish Church is having a Christmas Tree Festival this year!

After over 18 months of being unable to have any fundraising events in church due to the Covid pandemic preparations are now in full swing as members of the fundraising team get ready for the popular Christmas Tree Festival.

It is almost two years since we held our last Christmas Tree Festival and we have been busy contacting the local businesses and organisations who support us. We are very pleased to say that many of them will be displaying a tree again this year. There is no theme for the trees and we are looking forward to seeing all the different interpretations of a beautiful Christmas tree!

This is our tenth Christmas Tree Festival and this year we are trying something different, a preview evening. Tickets are only £5 and include a glass of wine and nibbles and it should be a fun evening. (Ring  01205 723529 for tickets)

The beautifully decorated Christmas trees will be in church for one weekend only this year as the festival runs from the preview evening on Friday 3rd December 7pm, through Saturday 4th from 11am - 4pm and finishes on Sunday afternoon 5th December at 4pm.There will be almost 30 beautifully decorated trees to see and on the Saturday and Sunday there will be card, gift and bric a brac stalls, a tombola and of course a grand Christmas  raffle. For the children there is a chocolate lucky dip and cuddly toy tombola. We will of course be serving our usual homemade refreshments so do join us for a slice of cake and a cuppa!

Open Meeting SATURDAY 16th OCTOBER 2021 at 11am

There will be a Coffee and Consultation Open Meeting on SATURDAY 16th OCTOBER 2021 at 11am

For details please click below...

Parish News

Kirton Parish Church is open for Sunday Eucharist - 11am and Thursday Eucharist - 9:30am

We advise the wearing of a face covering and observing social distancing

If you need to book a Wedding, Baptism or Funeral or need to speak to a priest/vicar please ring one of our

Churchwardens

01205 723529

07547729017

or contact

The Rural Dean

Revd Lis Ward

01205 355172

                                            

Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are praying for those effected by the virus, and for those who are working hard to care for those who are sick. If you are feeling isolated and would like to talk to someone or would like to request prayers, then please ring 01205 723529 or 07547729017, and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. If you need practical help, for instance if you are self-isolating and need shopping we will try to help. We want to look out for and support the most vulnerable members of our community in Kirton.

A Prayer

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen.

This link gives the latest Church of England guidance:

www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches

Current information, correct as of 05/01/2021 - untill updated

SS Peter and Pauls, Kirton will remail open for communal worship and funerals, as per government and CofE guidance.

We are commited to ensuring the safety of evryone who enters our church, which is why certain restrictions and procedures have been put in place and these MUST be followed. Please read the bullet points bellow for the latest changes we have introduced.

- It is a legal requirement for everyone to wear a mask/face covering while inside the church. We do have disposable masks available for anyone who requires one on arrival.

- Strict 2m social distancing between households MUST be adheared to. The chairs have all been arranged to be spaced 2m apart and shouldn't be moved. If you are attnding as a couple or as a family household, a volunteer will be happy to arrange the required number of chairs. Please do not mingle with anyone outsode of your household whilst inside the church, if you would like to talk to a fellow paritioner, please do so outside of the Lynch gate. 

- Hand sanitiser has been palced at all entrances, exits and in stratagic points throughout the church, please use them when you arrive and befor you leave, and also after handling service sheets and books.

- Singing by the congregation is curretly prohibited. We still have hymns played during the service, but please remember not to sing along.

The guidance is constantly changing and being updated, any changes will be conveyed during the weekly services, via email, post and on Facebook. If you are unsure of anything, or would like to ask any questions, please call 07547729017.

Best wishes to you all

Simon Fletcher
Church Warden
SS Peter and Paul, Kirton.

Parish News - 2nd March 2020

St Peter and St Paul, Kirton

Notices Sunday 8th March; 2nd Sunday of Lent

Reverend Sue will be saying Morning Prayer in church at 9.30 am on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and would welcome anyone able to come along. She plans to be in church until 1200 on both days each week so the church can be kept open. (Please note Reverend Sue will be away for a funeral from 10.30am on Wednesday 4th March, but the church will still be open if you wish to visit). Sue will be available to chat on those days every week if you would like to pop in, and do let her know of anyone who would like a home visit.

Our next Lent Group meeting starts at 10.30am on Thursday 12th March; this week’s theme is “Land & Plants” – join us after Eucharist which is at 9.30am.

Quiet Day at San Damiano in Metheringham “Stand and Share” led by Revd Sue Spencer 9.30am-3.30pm on 14th March -  £15 suggest donation - Reverend Sue will be driving if anyone would like to come and wants a lift, please let her know.

Mothering Sunday – on 22nd March the parish Eucharist will move to 8.30am, and there will be a Family Service at 11.00am.

Church Big Clean – Please help us get our church looking even more beautiful for Holy Week and Easter – “many hands make light work” – join us at 10am on Monday 30th March.

This year’s Chrism Mass will be held at Lincoln Cathedral on Tuesday 7th April at 11am, when clergy renew their vows and the oils for baptism, confirmation and anointing the sick are blessed by the Bishop. Please let Reverend Sue know if you would like to come.

Holy Week Services

Palm Sunday - Sunday April 5th - Blessing of Palms, Palm Gospel and Procession at 11:00am.

Monday 6th April        Midday Prayer and meditation on at 12 Noon.

Wednesday 8th April   Stations of the Cross at 12 Noon

Maundy Thursday - Thursday April 9th Mass of the Last Supper, Footwashing and Stripping of the Altar at 7:00pm followed by the Watch of Prayer at the Altar of Repose until 10:00pm.

Good Friday – Friday April 10th Solemn Liturgy of the Passion at 2:00pm

Holy Saturday - Saturday April 11th The Great Easter Vigil at 7:00pm.

Easter Day- Sunday April 12th Easter Day Family Mass at 11:00am

Weekly Newsletter

SUNDAY September 8th    The 12th Sunday after Trinity. 

Today we welcome you to Father Paul's Final Parish Eucharist at Kirton at 11:00am.

The Anglican-Methodist Covenant

Don’t forget that there has been a Covenant between the Methodist Church in Britain and the Church of England since 1 November 2003.

That said, our Local Covenant here in Kirton was actually signed in Kirton Methodist Church on 13th September 1970!  We were ahead of our time!   Let us keep up the good work of ecumenical cooperation for the future.

Today we warmly welcome all our friends from Kirton Methodist Church with their new minister – The Reverend Ann Lett.

Fr Paul’s new address is The Rectory, Winterstoke Way, Ramsgate, Kent. CT118AG.

HARVEST FESTIVAL AT KIRTON – 22nd September at 11:00am and the Harvest Supper in the Town Hall on September 28th at 7:00pm. Tickets now on sale in Church, please see Ronnie Fowdrey or Maggie Welberry for tickets @ £15 each.

Fosdyke Harvest at 9:30am on the 29th September.

Algarkirk Harvest  October 6th at 11:00am

DURING THE VACANCY.

As from September 9th the normal schedule of services will remain the same on Sunday at 11:00am and Thursday at 9:30am, and the Church will remain open on a daily basis, except on Mondays.

However, the regularity of the Daily Office of Morning and Evening Prayer may need to change. Please watch out for announcements and changes on Sundays and in the Kirton News.  Also, a new special telephone number will be made available very soon for contacting the Churchwardens in respect of making bookings for Baptisms, Marriages, but with Funerals being done direct, with the Rural Dean via local Funeral Directors.

New Church Telephone Number as from September 9th is 07598987199. This has an answerphone facility.

Please do all you can to assist the Churchwardens in running the Church during the vacancy.