Contact Details

St Mary's Church, Church Lane, Horncastle, Lincolnshire, LN9 5HW

Tel. 01507 525 600

Services & Events

Welcome to the South Wolds Partnership


Following both government and Church of England statements released on 17 & 23 March 2020, we will be suspending all gatherings including home groups, alpha courses and public worship services at all of our churches within the Southwolds Group. BUT PLEASE SEE THE HORNCASTLE ST. MARYS PAGE

The Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of England have urged everyone to follow the instructions given by the Prime Minister to stay in their homes in a national effort to limit the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19). It means most Church of England churches are closed until further notice in line with the Government's instructions.

There will also be no Church weddings or baptisms.

This is a turbulent time for us as both as a nation and individuals. It is our prayer that in the midst of this we will find our hope and strength in Christ and be channels of care and compassion to those around us.

For further information, please click on this link to view the statement from the Church of England.…/archbishops-call-church-e…




Most of the time at church we are like a big happy family.  However, even in very happy families, people can have a bad day and even people we know and trust can upset us.  We want to help everyone have good days all of the time.  We try to make sure that people who have jobs in the church always behave well and in a way that is helpful to you.  We never want anyone or anything in church to frighten you, confuse you or worry you.  It is important that you tell us if something is upsetting you or if you are feeling worried about something that's happening or something somebody is doing.   We have specially trained people who you can talk to and who you can ask for help.  Those people are good at safeguarding.  This means they look after everyone's safety.  Caring for people is a very important part of our Christian life.

The people who can help you are the parish priest or the parish safeguarding office.  You can contact the safeguarding officer of one of our three groups (see below).  If you wish to speak to someone outside the church you can contact the diocesan safeguarding team – their contact details are available here:

There is also information there about other places from where you can get help or advice.

Our Safeguarding officers are:   

Horncastle Group -  Marilyn Hieatt or Revd Canon Charles Patrick

Hemingby Group  - Karen Elliot  or Revd Mark Holden

Asterby Group - Judi Wright or Revd Cilla Smith





The South Wolds Partnership has 25 churches in the Horncastle, Asterby and Hemingby Group. We are situated in the southern part of the Lincolnshire Wolds; in an area colloquially know as the ‘Golden Triangle', bounding Louth, Market Rasen and Horncastle. All our churches are listed buildings and in varying degrees of need; but all are loved and beautiful.

The South Wolds is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Lincolnshire Wolds is a limestone ridge which forms the highest ground in Eastern England between Yorkshire and Kent and offers extensive views and spectacular skies.

The Wolds area also offers some of the best walking and cycling countryside around, with a labyrinth of quiet lanes, bridle ways and footpaths. As this corner of Lincolnshire is one of the driest and sunniest parts of the country there is always plenty of opportunity to get out there!








At present, the largest church grouping in the UK.
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