Please note that St Mary’s Carlton-le -Moorland is not currently open due to preparations for the building work to provide a kitchen area and toilet to begin on 15th November. We will keep you posted on progress! For more please see below.


St Michael & All Angels Bassingham    : St Germaine’s Thurlby

St Peter’s Aubourn with Haddington : St Peter’s Norton Disney

St Mary’s Carlton le Moorland : All Saints Stapleford

We are in an Interregnum, contact for all general enquiries related to the Withamside Parish

John Rowland  Tel : 01522 788652

Associate Priest : Revd Jeff Parr. Please refer all funerals to Jeff. Tel: 01522 861863

For Baptisms, Wedding enquiries and Banns information please contact our United Parish Administrator Jane Root on 01522 788278 or email



The contacts for the six churches are as follows:-

St Peter’s Church, Aubourn: Rosina Gough 875328

St Michaels Church, Bassingham; John Rowland 788652 & Tony Davis 789365

St Mary’s Church, Carlton le Moorland: Jennie Hodgkinson 789195

St Peter’s Church, Norton Disney: John Rowland 788652

All Saints Church, Stapleford: Sandra Nelson 788213

St Germaine’s Church, Thurlby: Tony Spray 788325




The presents are given to families who cannot provide gifts for their children at Christmas.

The Christmas Tree will be up at the back of St Michael’s Church

Bassingham from Wednesday 3rd November.

Choose a tag from the tree for an age group and boy or girl.

Buy a suitable present and bring it back to church and leave it underneath the tree.

All gifts will be sorted and delivered to the Charity by the 3rd of December.

Last year this was a very successful event and we collected a lot of presents for disadvantaged families. Please help if you can.


Start the New Year with a Cuppa and a Chat

St Michael’s Church is starting its regular monthly Coffee Mornings

again from January 2022

Come and enjoy a friendly social occasion
with Coffee/Tea light refreshments and a raffle.

10-30 UNTIL 11-30 P.M.
Your Hosts are Stapleford Church

Future Dates for Your Diary

  • 5th December 2021 Christingle at St Michael’s Bassingham 4pm
  • Details of the Christmas Services will be published shortly
  • Spring 2022  St Mary’s Carlton le Moorland Snowdrop Weekend   date tbc
  • August 2022 Weekend  Craft  Fair  at  St  Mary’s, Carlton Le  Moorland celebrating local craft and  art.  Date to be confirmed

St. Mary’s building project about to start!

November 2021.

It has taken just over two years for the building project to be a reality!

The £55,000 has been raised through fund raising and financial support from Withamside Parish funds. The toilet, baby changing facility and kitchenette will mean that we can offer far more to the parish and to the local community.

Our architect, Guy Forman has everything in place and our builder, Paul Mendham of Newark hopes to start in the week beginning 15th November 2021. We expect that the work will be completed by Easter 2022.

The church is now closed until the project is completed. The organ has been covered up and other important items put away to protect them from the dust. We must now be patient and look forward to exciting times ahead!


The organ is well wrapped up to protect it from dust, each pipe had to be sealed up!

The church has been stripped bare, the builders should be on site very soon.

Carlton Le  Moorland  Churchyard

After a  very  successful meeting with Liz Naeem, churchwarden at  Carlton  Scroop, and  several residents of  Carlton Le  Moorland, a plan was drawn up  to present to the  P.C.C.

Liz has spent  25 years planting wild  flowers and shrubs in the  Churchyard at  Carlton Scroop. A  visit there in spring and  early summer is  thoroughly recommended.

Withamside Parochial Church Council have  supported the proposal to try and plant more wild  flowers and  shrubs in St  Mary’s Churchyard. We will be planting appropriate  native species that will flower at  various points in the  year.

This will obviously take many years and  will be a  gradual and measured approach in small areas. We are seeking the help and  support of  other conservation projects. The  churchyard will continue to be maintained in a manner that  ensures it remains a place of peace and  natural  beauty, both put of respect for those who lie at  rest in it and for the  enjoyment of those who  visit it. The management of the  churchyard will continue to recognise its  importance as a  sanctuary for  wild life: plants, birds and  insects.

We want to involve as many people as  possible, both  young and old. We will put up  explanatory notes and  keep people informed of our  progress and  would  welcome offers of help in the  new year.


The Lincoln Orpheus Male Voice Choir, with two very talented soloists, gave an outstanding performance at St. Mary’s Church, Carlton Le Moorland on Saturday 30th October. A very appreciative audience enjoyed their varied repertoire. This was especially noteworthy as this particular evening had been delayed on two previous occasions over the past months.

This was the last concert in the church as it is now closed until Easter 2022 to allow for the long awaited building programme. When the work is completed we will have a toilet, baby changing facility and kitchenette available to churchgoers and visitors.

We hope to offer a varied programme of concerts on a regular basis to suit all tastes! These will be advertised once we have a firm completion date for the building of our new facilities.