Welcome
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you”. (Matthew 7:7) 
Reverend Steve Holt
Welcome to the Carr Dyke Group of Parishes and thank you for visiting our website.
 
Our benefice consists of six parishes all of which have their own parish church. We are a very friendly group and would love to extend a warm welcome to you and get to know you.
 
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you”. (Matthew 7:7) 

We hope you will enjoy learning more about us and will find services and events that you would like to come along to.

Please explore our ‘whats on’ page and come and join us. If you have any questions then please use the ‘contact us’ function as we will be delighted to hear from you. 
Gallery
Plough Sunday - February 2019
Plough Sunday - February 2019
Revd. Steve pointing us in the right direction - Plough Sunday - February 2019
Revd. Steve pointing us in the right direction - Plough Sunday - February 2019
Our five 'Slovenian' ladies - World Day of Prayer - March 2019
Our five 'Slovenian' ladies - World Day of Prayer - March 2019
Notice found at Holy Trinity - Martin
Notice found at Holy Trinity - Martin
Notice found at Holy Trinity - Martin - Enhanced
Notice found at Holy Trinity - Martin - Enhanced
Good Friday 2019 - Walk of Witness, Billinghay
Good Friday 2019 - Walk of Witness, Billinghay
Good Friday 2019 - Walk of Witness, Billinghay
Good Friday 2019 - Walk of Witness, Billinghay
Good Friday 2019 - Walk of Witness, Billinghay
Good Friday 2019 - Walk of Witness, Billinghay
Good Friday 2019 - Walk of Witness, Billinghay
Good Friday 2019 - Walk of Witness, Billinghay
News & EVENTS
UPDATE: 2nd July 2020

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE


Please note that our church buildings remain closed until further notice.
 
Government and Church of England guidance, though not yet complete, allows churches to open FROM Sunday 5th July under certain conditions. The most important requirement is to make our church buildings, and all activities within, “COVID SAFE”. 

The work to make our buildings “COVID SAFE” is now taking place and we hope to open again soon for acts of public worship. 

We thank you for your patience and understanding while we work towards opening again while keeping anyone who visits as safe as possible. 

This is the start of what will probably be a lengthy journey to the “new normal” and we hope you will join us along that path when you are able. 

Until then, take care, stay safe and well. 

Steve 
Reverend Steve Holt – Vicar of the Carr Dyke group of Parishes. 
Contact: 01526 580654/ 07722 117519 e mail: [email protected] 


We continue to broadcast a service each Sunday at 9.00am and you can follow it by visiting our Facebook page here

The Church of England has several different apps you can use to help you pray, if you use a smart phone or tablet. The ‘Time to Pray’ app has been made completely free of charge. This app contains a form of prayer to use during the day, as well as Compline to use before going to sleep. You may find this useful during this time when we are not able to worship together in our churches. If you have access to e mail, we can send you a copy of Morning and Evening prayer for you to use at home. Contact details are below. 

If you have questions regarding Baptism, Weddings or Funerals, please do not hesitate to contact me.  

If you need support or pastoral care, again, please contact me and I or one of the ministry team will be happy to help where we can. 

In his letter to the Romans (8: 39), St Paul writes “Nothing will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” At a time in which what is called ‘social distancing’ is being required from the people of the world, what is actually required is ‘physical distancing’ – and that we can all be close to each other, and to God, in prayer, in love, and in many other ways – as God is close to us. 

Please be assured of my prayers for you at this time. 

Steve 
Reverend Steve Holt – Vicar of the Carr Dyke group of Parishes. 
Contact: 01526 580654/ 07722 117519 e mail: [email protected] 

  

Sunday Service - Online
here.

Every Sunday at 9 am

Virtual Coffee Mornings- Online here.
  - 10:30 to 11:30 Monday to Friday. Pop in any time for a chat
 
Carr Dyke Community Choir - Singalong - Online here.
 - Every Tuesday at 7pm. Singing popular songs, old and new, to backing tracks with words. 

To join in these sessions you need either sessions a tablet, a mobile phone or a computer with a microphone.

For the password needed for Coffee Mornings and the Community Choir or for help getting online,
please contact - 

Rev. Steve at [email protected]   01526 580654 / 07722 117519 
- or - 
Ray at [email protected] 01528 869141 / 07962 586831

Dear friends, as you stay at home and are possibly isolated from loved ones, family and friends, I understand it is worrying and at times can feel a lonely place to be in. These are unprecedented times and we are having to behave in ways which are alien to us. I therefore offer you the following along with my personal prayers and thoughts for you all,
Reverend Steve.

Our God is faithful and true, and times of anxiety offer us the opportunity to learn this afresh and be through Him signs of hope to those who are anxious and lonely.  
May Christ in his Passion and Resurrection lead us all to a better hope.  
 
God be with you in all circumstances. Let us continue to pray for one another and for our suffering world. 

CALL TO PRAYER 
Every Sunday at 7pm 


Light a Candle of Hope

Place a lit candle in your window as an outward sign of hope


God of compassion, 
be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation. 
In their loneliness, be their consolation; 
in their anxiety, be their hope; 
in their darkness, be their light; 
through him who suffered alone on the cross, 
but reigns with you in glory, 
Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Amen.

UPDATE: 17th March 2020

Following advice from the Archbishop of Canterbury

ALL PUBLIC WORSHIP IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Join together in daily prayer by visiting the Church of England website here

Following Government social distancing advice announced today all social events, coffee mornings, Community Choir rehearsals, fundraising events and the Lent Course are cancelled until further notice.

Use our Self-Isolation Help Cards which can be printed off and posted through doors available here
          
  
UPDATE: 16th March 2020

Currently all services will continue as published.

However, following Government social distancing advice announced today all social events, coffee mornings, Community Choir rehearsals, fundraising events, Lent Course. and the serving of refreshments after services will be cancelled until further notice.

Use our Self-Isolation Help Cards which can be printed off and posted through doors available here

There will be copies in churches this Sunday if you know of anyone who may be in need.
           
  
CARR DYKE COMMUNITY CHOIR
Online Choir Meets on Zoom at 7PM every Tuesday
ALL ARE WECOME

Contact Ray Smith for how to connect
at
[email protected]
01526 869141
07962 586831
St Oswald's Church Lunch
CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE






Afternoon Tea at the Chapel


CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE







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what's on
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Who's who
Ministry Team
Vicar

Reverend Steve Holt
The Vicarage, 
6 Walcott Road 
Billinghay 
Lincolnshire LN4 4EH

Tel:     01526 580654
Mob:  07722 117519

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Church Contacts
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our schools
Billinghay Church of England Primary School
Click on the school logo above to visit the school's web site.
Our school is a single form entry primary school in the rural village of Billinghay. We take children from the ages of 4 years (Foundation 2 / Reception) until the age of 11 years (Year 6). If you are considering our school for your child you're warmly invited to come and look around school. 
 
Our website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing up to date information for parents, pupils and the wider community.

We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find the information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school direct with any queries you may have. 
 
Kind regards 
 
Mr R Allen 
Headteacher
Mrs Mary King Primary School -  Martin
Click on the school logo above to visit the school's web site.
Mrs Mary King’s is a small village school with strong community spirit. We aim to provide an excellent education to all who come to us. What we lack in size we make up for in attention to the individual.
 
Mrs. Mary King's School was founded in 1753 when the lady of that name gave land and set up a charitable trust to provide a school to teach the children of the parish "reading, writing and the common prayer." Our children still learn reading and writing every day, prayer remains important part of collective worship. 
 
Nowadays, the school serves children from a wider area including the villages of Timberland, Martin Dales and Thorpe Tilney. We also have a number of children who come from villages outside our catchment area such as Billinghay, Woodhall Spa and Walcott.

Those who live in our catchment but more than two miles away are entitled to free transport to and from school. Although we are a faith school, we are open to all, and children of all faiths or none are equally welcome.
our churches
St Michael & All Angels
Church Street
Billinghay
Lincoln LN4 4HN
Holy Trinity
Martin


St Luke
North Kyme


St Mary & All Saints
South Kyme


St Andrew
Timberland


St Oswald
Walcott