Contact Details

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

Tel. 01507 525 600

Hemingby Group

The Hemingby Group of the Horncastle Deanery sits generally to the west and north of the town of Horncastle on the Lincolnshire Wolds.

The Hemingby Group comprises the 8 villages of:

Edlington with Wispington
Hatton with Sotby
Great Sturton
West Ashby


The Hemingby Group hosts the popular Viking Way, a well-known walk, which is situated in wonderful countryside. It is located to the west and north of the town of Horncastle.  We are fortunate to have three thriving pubs, a number of well used village halls and quality Residential Homes where the residents enjoy a Communion Service once a month.


Like the Asterby and Horncastle Groups, the Hemingby Group  have been very well served by  NSM and stipendiary clergy who work across all three benefices.  


At present we hold one Service of the Word and celebrate three Communion Services each month.  Additionally, we hold special services as required.  We have good attendances at our Harvest, Carol and Easter Services.  The average weekly attendance is between 15 - 23 people depending on the location. Our pastoral team have joined the other groups for training and skills and are regularly seen about the parishes.


The Hemingby Group has a single Parochial Church Council, of which the worship committee is a sub group. Each of our Churches has an individual Village Church Council.  Our free, bi-monthly magazine, is delivered to every house in the area. It helps us to keep our communities in touch. We are committed to each other in terms of our parish share too.



Our Group is best experienced through hospitality.  Our Harvest Suppers, Group Barbeques, and money raising events like the Snowdrop Festivals and Cream Teas are great opportunities to get together. Our churches host many community events. 


We are lucky to have some good organists in our group to help with our services too.  We have a band of dedicated carol singers who are renowned for their ability to raise large sums for local charities from their annual Christmas village appearances.

© The South Wolds Group 2013