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Sunday 27th September

Sixteenth Sunday After Trinity

All Saints 09:30 Harvest Service
Cyberspace 10:30 Zoom Service
Poplar Bank Farm 16:00 Drive In Harvest Festival

If you wish to join the Zoom service please contact Jonathan Clark who will provide you with the link.


"Harvest Festival Outdoor Service
Sunday 27th September, 4:00pm"

Remember our "Songs of Praise" service which we did in a field in Heighington. Yes you do! The Rector got soaking wet! So did a few people actually.

Well we are doing it again, only hopefully this time without the rain. There is a limit on numbers, so you will have to register to let us know that you are coming. To register, please contact our Parish Administrator (Steve) on 01522 825920 during office hours (weekday mornings). Please limit yourself to two persons/car. The venue is the same as before, namely the field opposite Poplar Bank Farm. Click here for the map. You can either sit in your car with the driver's window open or sit out on the driver's side of the car. Either way we will have sufficient distance (5m) for you to sing the harvest hymns.

Due to current COVID restrictions, we will be unable to hold an auction of traditional harvest produce to raise money for local charities. However, gifts of dried and tinned goods would be appreciated at our Harvest service, as these can then be passed to the Nomad, or Lincoln Larder, to help feed the homeless.


"Pilgrimage at Home - Saturday 19th September"

On the weekend of the 19th September, it would have been our Pilgrimage to Walsingham, but we are unable to go this year because of Covid-19. This year we are going to have a Pilgrimage at Home. We will be taking part in some of the activities that we enjoy at Walsingham and this will be at St John's on Saturday 19th September starting at 4:00pm. It will include a coffee break and a picnic so please bring a picnic with you. We anticipate that it will finish at about 7:30pm.

Please think about taking part, especially if you have not been to Walsingham before. I hope it will be fun, different and spiritual, God willing.



"Outdoor Service, 23rd August 2020"

We had an outdoor "Songs of Praise" style service in a field by Poplar Bank Farm, Heighington. It was a bit wet, but other than that it went very well. The recording did not go quite as planned. I could only use one camera (the waterproof one!) and the rain hitting the microphones does generate a lot of pops and clicks, which I tried to filter out as best as possible, but my filters are only so good. Click here for the video.

Many thanks to John Crust for the use of the field and for some pretty awesome organisation and for laying on some power to run the amplifiers and many thanks to Scott for providing all the PA gear, so that we could hear the music and the Rector.


"St John's open for Private Prayer"

We are pleased to be able to tell you that, in line with Government guidance, St John’s will now be open for private prayer at the following times: Tuesdays 10:00-12:00, Thursdays 14:00-16:00, Saturdays 14:00-16:00. Please enter by the vestry door, so that we are able to monitor the number of people in the building. Hand sanitizer is available in the church, but if you wish to wear a mask, or other face covering, please bring this with you.


"Psalm 148"

George's commentary on Psalm 148, from the Zoom meeting on 13th July 2020. Click here for the commentary.


"Psalm 146"

George's commentary on Psalm 146, from the Zoom meeting on 10th July 2020. Click here for the commentary.


"Psalm 143"

George's commentary on Psalm 143, from the Zoom meeting on 8th July 2020. Click here for the commentary.


"Psalm 140"

George's commentary on Psalm 140, from the Zoom meeting on 6th July 2020. Click here for the commentary.


"Psalm 137"

George's commentary on Psalm 137, from the Zoom meeting on 3rd July 2020. Click here for the commentary.


"Psalm 134"

George's commentary on Psalm 134, from the Zoom meeting on 1st July 2020. Click here for the commentary.


"Psalm 133"

George's commentary on Psalm 133, from the Zoom meeting on 1st July 2020. Click here for the commentary.


"Prayer card for June, July and August"

Please click here for the Prayer card.

 fish_small FISH, the school voucher scheme will be operating again this summer for the families who need it. With our Churches and the Chapel being closed, this year we are unable to organise a Beetle Drive or Cake stall to help raise funds. But if anyone feels they would like to make a contribute on an individual basis please contact Margaret on: 01522 398147.

"Psalms & Sermons"

I have not removed all George's excellent commentaries on the Psalms. I have just given them a new home. Please click here to see the list of George's commentaries and sermons.


"Churchyard Opening"

From the beginning of May we are intending to have some limited opening of the churchyard. The opening times will be Tuesday 10:00-12:00, Thursday 14:00-16:00 and Saturday 14:00-16:00. Note that the church building will not be open. We would ask that you restrict your visits to these times. If there are any problems or issues, please phone Jonathan Clark (churchwarden) on 07879 475189. The churchyard will always be locked between 21:00 and 09:00 as a matter of security.



If you are technologically minded then you can stay in touch via our WhatsApp group. With my GDPR hat on, I must advise people that being on the WhatsApp group will expose your mobile number to everyone else on the group. To join the group, contact Sarah at [email protected]. You will need to leave her your mobile number. Also (as I discovered) you need to install the "WhatsApp" app on your phone! Don't worry. The app is free to download.