Seven parishes forming a united benefice in South Lincolnshire

orth Beltisloe Group of Parishes

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BOOTHBY PAGNELL


BRACEBY


HUMBY CHAPEL


INGOLDSBY


LENTON


OLD SOMERBY


ROPSLEY


SAPPERTON



The Parishes

Minutes of North Beltisloe Group Council Meeting

25th June 2016


Constitution

of the

North Beltisloe

Group of Parishes



Minutes of North Beltisloe Group AGM Meeting

23rd May 2016

St Mary Magdalene

Old Somerby

Our village and its church


Old Somerby parish includes the hamlet of Cold Harbour. There is an ageing population occupying of about 220. There are 16 on the electoral role.

The only amenities the village enjoys are the pub, the Fox and Hounds, and the church.

First mentioned in Domesday Book, the church contains a Norman arch and the effigy of a crusader knight.  It is generally in good order, with only a little woodworm, and is small enough to heat efficiently by radiant heaters.  There is no water supply.  Occasional refreshments are provided in an area within the church or, on special occasions, in neighbouring houses.

The Harvest Supper is now held every year in the pub.   It provides one of a few opportunities in the year for the community to come together, have an enjoyable evening and raise funds for the church.


CHURCH SERVICES

Services are normally held twice a month one of which is usually Holy Communion. Average attendance at normal services is 9. Our pipe organ can be temperamental but is very beautiful when played well.  We have no resident organist but there are a number of people we can call upon for special occasions


THE PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL

We currently have 11 members on the PCC.  Our AGM is normally in March. We meet prior to our main fund raising event of the year to make our initial plans.   We also meet in early Autumn to plan our Harvest Festival and Christmas Services.  


THE STATE OF OUR BUILDINGS

We have recently had our quinquennial survey and are waiting on the report. In general we believe the building is in fairly good condition, though we have had some leaks during heavy rainfall, which we have had repaired.  We have also recently had to repair our boundary dry stone wall.  PCC members normally undertake small repairs wherever possible.



Church Warden        Len Watson           01476 568439

Secretary                    Pat Lee                  01476 564080

Treasurer                    Mike Charity          01476 563896