Seven parishes forming a united benefice in South Lincolnshire

orth Beltisloe Group of Parishes

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The Parishes

BOOTHBY PAGNELL


BRACEBY


HUMBY CHAPEL


INGOLDSBY


LENTON


OLD SOMERBY


ROPSLEY


SAPPERTON



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 Nicholas'

Sapperton

Our village and its church


Located 8 miles east of Grantham, Sapperton is a very small village made up of 20 residents in 12 houses. There are 15 on the electoral role.

Our residents range from professionals to the active-retired.  In recent years a number of young families have moved out of the village.

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 building dates from the 12thC and is a fine example of Norman architecture. It is kept unlocked and partakes in the Church Tourism trail.

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’ Trust Ride & Stride event


CHURCH SERVICES

Church Services normally take place on the third Sunday of the month and alternate between Holy Communion and a family service. Average attendance is 7. Occasional offices are infrequent; there were no baptisms, weddings or funerals in 2015.


THE PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL

The PCC has a formal AGM in March/April each year and otherwise meets as required to enact its business.

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 Inspections to prioritise our maintenance activities.  Since 2010 we have installed mains electricity to provide lighting and heating.



PCC officers


Church Warden                  Janet Saunders       01476 585263

Church Warden                  Jonathan Tesh         01476 585348

Secretary & Treasurer       Giles Halfhead         01476 585241