The Parishes

BASSINGTHORPE

 

BITCHFIELD

 

BOOTHBY PAGNELL

 

BRACEBY

 

BURTON le COGGLES

 

HUMBY CHAPEL

 

INGOLDSBY

 

LENTON

 

OLD SOMERBY

 

ROPSLEY

 

SAPPERTON

 

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Statement of Need

 

Minutes of North Beltisloe Group Council Meeting

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Ten parishes forming a united benefice in South Lincolnshire

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St Nicholas'

Sapperton

Our village and its church

 

Located 8 miles east of Grantham, Sapperton is a very small village made up of 34 residents in 12 houses. From 4 families there are currently 12 youngsters under 12, the majority of whom attend the highly regarded C of E Primary school at Ropsley.

 

Whilst still primarily a farming village, our residents range from young professionals to the active-retired. The village has a strong sense of community and supports each other’s needs and activities. We regularly contribute to Action Aid and Christian Aid. Villagers usually take part in the Lincolnshire Old Churches’ Bike & Stride event.

 

St Nicholas’ Church is a focal point for village life, particularly at Easter, Harvest and Christmas. Tucked away in the corner of the village, the small church building dates from the 12th Century and is a fine example of Norman architecture. It is kept unlocked and partakes in the Church Tourism trail.

 

Church services

 

Our Church Services are co-ordinated with our nearest neighbour, Braceby. Between the two villages there are normally 3 Sunday services over a 2 month period. Our patronal feast day is a well-supported Group Eucharist and Gifts service which helps underprivileged children in Grantham. The local ministry team help us organise a small number of “Village Services”. Regular Church attendances, whilst low in numbers, are stable.

 

The state of our buildings

 

The PCC fully accepts its responsibility to maintain St. Nicholas’ in full working order. The basic structure of the building is sound. We use Quinquennial Surveys to prioritise our maintenance activities. Since 2010 the Church building has installed mains electricity to provide lighting and heating. Our annual Parish share is always paid in full.

 

PCC officers

 

Church Warden                  Janet Saunders       01476 585263

Church Warden                  Jonathan Tesh          

Secretary & Treasurer      Giles Halfhead          01476 585241