Contact Details

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

Tel. 01507 525 600

The South Wolds Partnership

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.




© The South Wolds Group 2013