Companions of the Wolds

The ‘Companions of The Wolds’ is the name we give to our outreach group offering Christian support to women across our parishes who have been bereaved. Bereavement may be from a partner, or close loved one or a good friend, it can take many guises, but the need to talk, to be alongside people and find other companionship is common.

The women we support come from a range of backgrounds, some being regular worshippers, other have just come alongside us through our funeral ministry – whatever the connection all are welcome.

The group is led by the Revd Elaine Turner working alongside our team of pastoral visitors and volunteers, many of whom have been specially trained via Christian listening courses. Further training to develop their skills is to be undertaken in the near future. We generally have an outing on a monthly basis to enable the group to have some fun with craft activities, or meet to explore interesting topics or maybe just meet for a chat over lunch.

We’ve made Chocolate Truffles for Christmas, Chocolate Bunnies and Resurrection Crosses for Easter and recently we made a visit to the International Bomber Command Centre at Canwick, just south of Lincoln.

If you or anyone you know who might be in need of some companionship or just a place to be listened to, please contact Revd Elaine 01673 828142 who will be only too please to talk with you.

For more information, you may wish to download our quarterly newsletter from the link on this page.

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Summer Programme of events June and July

Monday 17th June: Come along and join in a game of French Boules at Market Rasen Golf Club, Legsby Road, Market Rasen LN8 3DZ

We have booked the new boules pitch from 10.30am for a game or two of this popular French pastime. Come along and have a go, no previous experience necessary and the rules will be explained on the day. Afterwards a light lunch and refreshments can be purchased in the club house. There is no charge for the game, if you require further details and to confirm attendance please contact Hefina Brumpton on hefina15@btinternet.com or Dawn Roe on dawnlucyroe@aol.com who are kindly organising this for us.

Tuesday 9th July at noon: Meet for coffee and a “little something” at Sunny Side up Farm shop and café, Poplar Farm, Tealby Road, Market Rasen LN8 3UL

Homemade Soup of the Day and Roll as well as hot homemade Sausage Rolls depending upon availability. All Day Breakfast, Sausage Baps, Bacon baps, Paninis and Lincoln Red Burgers are also on the menu. Stokes of Lincoln’s Tea and Coffee, Marimba Milk and Dark Hot Chocolate made with real chocolate flakes and homemade cakes. Now also award winning luxury ice cream and sorbets from Devon. 30 delicious flavours, ranging from traditional Clotted Cream, Belgian Chocolate and Strawberry, to White Chocolate & Malteaser, Cherries & Custard and Oreo. Contact Revd Elaine for further details of this event 01673 828142

August: No meeting but please let Elaine have ideas for meetings for September onwards I am hoping to arrange a speaker for one of our Autumn meetings

Lifts can be arranged to all events please contact the organiser as shown above