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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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Autumn Programme of events September ~ December

Monday 2nd September at 11.00am at Market Rasen Golf Club. Meet for a game or two of French Boules

... and then lunch afterwards if you wish to stay. No charge for the Boules, lunch prices vary but very reasonable. Address: The Golf Club Market Rasen, Lesgby Road, LN8 3DZ. If you have any queries or would like a lift please contact Hefina Brumpton on

Wednesday 2nd October at 2pm at The Viking Centre Claxby. A talk on the history of cake making by Carol Dixon of Celebration Cakes

n North Willingham and a change to sample some of her baking. No cost just come along and enjoy. If you have queries or would like a lift, please contact Elaine on 01673 828142

Wednesday 30th October at 10:30am at All Occasions, Ceramics, Hilltop Farmhouse, Lissington, LN3 5AF

Come and join us and paint a plate, figurine or other ceramic object under expert tuition. Costs: £3 per head for the use of studio plus the cost of the ceramic item which start from £5. All prices are very reasonable and average about £10. Tea and coffee will be provided, please bring a packed lunch if you wish. Contact Elaine for more details or for transport

Service of Light: Sunday 3rd November, Tealby church at 4pm.

This is a service of hymns, readings and prayers and includes a time of quiet during which you can light a candle in memory of loved ones and also have their names read out in the service. We usually get a congregation of about 40 or so for this and don’t worry, all of us who attend are bereaved and understand how you may be feeling. We have a cup of tea afterwards and time to talk if you wish.

Tuesday 19th November at noon. Meet at Sunny Side Up between Tealby and Market Rasen for lunch.

Various menus, from sandwiches to cooked meals. It would be helpful to know if you are hoping to attend so that I can let them know to reserve us a table. Contact Elaine for more details or for transport

Wednesday 4th December at 10.30am. Our, now annual and very popular, outing to The Chocolate Drop at North Willingham

This year we are making chocolate snowmen and Santas for Christmas. Cost £7.50 per person which includes the chocolate, tasting and a cup of tea/coffee or hot chocolate. Contact Elaine for more details or for transport

Quiet Christmas Service: This will be held on Wednesday 18th December, Walesby Church at 3pm.

Again, it’s a time for just finding a quiet time and place to remember loved ones, with a few carols and readings and again the chance to light a candle and receive a blessing. Its particularly helpful for anyone who may find facing the Christmas season difficult for whatever reason. Light refreshments afterwards.