The South Wolds Partnership is part of the Horncastle Deanery in the Archdeaconry of Lincoln. The Partnership comprises the benefices of the Asterby Group & Hemingby Group plus the Horncastle Group. The Asterby and Hemingby benefices are held in plurality by a Rector, as is the Horncastle Group.
The South Wolds Partnership has been ministering together informally from 2007 and then became a legal grouping during Advent 2010. In September 2014, the grouping was amended so that the Asterby and Hemingby Groups of churches were established as one entity under a rector, whilst the Horncastle Group became a single entity with its own rector.
We have a large ministry team of 33 people consisting of 2 Rectors, a Curate, 4 retired Non Stipendiary Ministers (NSM), 2 Readers and 24 Lay Ministers; we also have a part time Administrator for the Partnership and a part time Verger in St Mary's Church, Horncastle.
Overseeing the 3 group councils, the South Wolds Management Group exists to ensure that both the ministerial and financial needs of the parishes are adequately resourced.