None on Bank Holiday Mondays. The next fellowship is on 4th June at 6:45 (for 7 pm)

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For general enquiries, please contact the Priests in Charge:
Revd Claire Burnett - parishes of the Walesby group, except Tealby:
Revd Bryan Dixon - Barkwith Group of parishes, plus Tealby in the Walesby group:

For specific parish enquiries, see also the contact details on

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This Weeks Message is by Martin Jago
28th May 2023, Pentecost Sunday

There are a wide range of theological opinions within the church, this article reflects the views of the author

'Are we equipped?'

Ten days ago we celebrated the Ascension and our reading from Acts last week recounted the anticipation with which Jesus’ followers asked him whether he was going to restore the nation of Israel, and their concern when he told them that it was not up to them to know - yet. However, Jesus did promise them that when God is ready they will become witnesses, at which point he ascended to heaven to be in unity with his Father. I can imagine that their next question might well have been ‘. . . . but how are we going to do this?’

At Pentecost we get the answer and read, again from Acts, how, ‘like the blowing of a violent wind’ and ‘what seemed to be tongues of fire’ the Apostles were filled with the Holy Spirit. These biblical images are incredibly powerful – as is that of the Holy Spirit being poured out ‘like rivers of living water’ (John 7:38). Once equipped by this power, the Apostles were then ready and able to become actively involved in God’s work of salvation and redemption, as Jesus had shown them and told them previously.

Pentecost is the day when God decided that the world would no longer be evangelised solely by the ministry of His son, but by the efforts of the empowerment by the Holy Spirit of all true believers. The disciples had learned from the teacher, but were no longer to be spectators – they would carry forward the message of salvation as Apostles, as witnesses – and the message would be taken to the whole world.

And so it should be for us today: we are individually called away from our role as spectators to become more of the central characters in doing God’s work because, as believers, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, we should be equipped to spread that message.

A Prayer for this Week

Faithful God,
who fulfilled the promises of Easter
by sending us your Holy Spirit
and opening to every race and nation
the way of life eternal:
open our lips by your Spirit,
that every tongue may tell of your glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


The Church of England, ministering to the people of Brookenby, Claxby, Croxby, Kirmond le Mire, Normanby le Wold,
North Willingham, Stainton le Vale, Tealby, Thoresway and Walesby in the Lincolnshire Wolds.

Our churches

Our Group's Mission, Beliefs and Prayer

Our mission and vision

The Walesby Group, set into the north western edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, consists of 10 parishes, 10 worshipping communities and 11 church buildings. With a population of around 2100 we are a benefice of very small communities, living in the vast open spaces of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. As worshipping communities we aim to grow ourselves in our faith and discipleship, support and engage with our local communities and bring new people to Christ.

We are blessed with beautiful buildings and faithful commitment from our congregations. As the group continues to integrate together, we are being enabled to offer a variety of worship and outreach styles. Lay ministry and leadership is key to all we offer, and encouraged as we endeavour to open the Kingdom and its values to all.

What we believe

The Christian faith is focused on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. We also believe his death achieved something very special: the opportunity to reconnect with the God that we might believe in but might sometimes feel remote from.

We believe that Jesus was not just a human being but, in some way that we cannot fully understand, God as well. We believe in God the Father, the creator of the entire universe, and the Holy Spirit, who is the way we can experience Jesus today. Not three gods but one, who together are described as the ‘Trinity’ – a description not so much of philosophy but of the relationship at the heart of God.

In the most famous Christian prayer we pray ‘Our Father…’ This creator God wants a relationship with us, for us to be his children and to give us, as Jesus says, ‘life in all its fulness’ (John 10.10).

A Prayer for our Work in the Walesby Group of Parishes

God of Mission
Who alone brings growth to your Church
Empower us with your Holy Spirit:
Giving vision to our planning
Wisdom to our actions
And power to our witness
So that our church may grow:
In spiritual and prayerful commitment to you
In numbers
And through loving service to our local communities
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.