Priest in Charge - Rev'd Chris Hewitt SCP - 01673 838380
Church Wardens in the Barkwith Group
East Barkwith - Richard Stamp 01673 858249,
Sixhills -David and Barbara Chamberlin 01673 838514,
South Willingham - Marcus Edmundson 01507 313623,
East Torrington - Maureen Turner 01673 857363,
Hainton - Fred and Veronica Chamberlin - 01673 838446
Rector - The Parish is presently in “interregnum”
For weddings, baptisms and funerals please contac
St Mary's Church
Services as follows:
Sunday 6th December 9am PURPLE Holy Communion
Sunday 20th December 9am PURPLE Holy Communion
Friday 25th December 10am WHITE/GOLD Holy Communion
Sunday 3rd January 9am WHITE/GOLD Holy Communion
Sunday 17th January 9am WHITE/GOLD Holy Communion
BARKWITH GROUP OF PARISHES
In the Church of England, unlike the Free Churches, there has to be a priest to hold certain
services and to keep the congregation together. The Barkwith Group (the old parishes of
East Barkwith, West Barkwith, Sixhills, Hainton, South Willingham, East and West Torrington)
has not had its own priest-in-charge for many years with its Lay Reader Mary Jordan acting as de
facto vicar and first the Rev'd Charles Patrick and then the Rev'd David Post giving us a great deal
of help. Now the Rev'd Fr. Chris Hewitt SCP, Rector of the Walesby Group and also our Rural
Dean, will be our priest-in-charge and the Group is delighted to welcome him. This will begin a
new chapter in the history of our group.
We are sorry that St Martin's South Willingham, All Saints Sixhills, St Mary's Hainton, St Michael
East Torrington remain closed. The Covid-19 regulations for opening churches (and other public
places) are so complex and labour intensive that for the time being we cannot open. This is the first
time for many years that the Church has been shut and we find this hard.
Please be aware that face masks must be worn in all Churches. Hand sanitizer will be available for
use upon entering and exiting the Church. Social distancing must be maintained and Contact numbers will be taken for "Track and Trace". At the moment, sadly, there will be no hymns sung! We look forward to welcoming you all back!
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