27 June 2023 We’re looking for volunteers to join in with our new parent and carers, baby and tots’ group at the Trinity Centre in Louth. If you, or someone you know, can spare a couple of hours on a Wednesday morning, term time only to begin with, starting from the Wednesday 13th September 10.15am -11.45am. It will involve Getting fruit/snacks and drinks ready. … [Read more...] about Volunteering Opportunity
The Team Parish of Louth is very pleased to announce the appointment of Becky Stubbs to the new post of Children,Youth and Families Worker. She will begin her work in the parish just after Easter and will be helping to shape all of the ways in which we can share the love of God with children, youth and families. Becky is very excited about starting her new role as Children, … [Read more...] about Announcement – Children Youth and Families Worker
30th September 2022 The Team Parish of Louth is delighted to announce that the Rev’d Karen Gooding will be joining us as part-time Interim Team Vicar. I am delighted that Karen is going to come and exercise her ministry here in the parish and she already knows the area well, having lived locally before moving to minister in both London and Canterbury dioceses. She will be … [Read more...] about New Part-Time Interim Team Vicar
'Confirm, O Lord, your servant with your Holy Spirit.’ David, Bishop of Grimsby joined us on Trinity Sunday evening for the Confirmations of five wonderful young people. We also celebrated the Commissioning of the Diocese’s first Anna Chaplain to the elderly, our very own Helen Marsden. Here are Aimee Munson-Williams, Joseph Kaynes, Tobias Precious, Erin Roberts and Evie … [Read more...] about Confirmations & Commissioning
St James’s Christmas Tree Festival 2021 will be open to the public Free of Charge from : Thursday 2nd December between 1-4pm Friday 3rd December between 10-4pm Friday 3rd December 7.30pm The Friends of St James will be hosting a ticketed event with music, wine & nibbles £7.50 per person Saturday 4th December between 10-4pm Sunday 5th December between 11 … [Read more...] about Christmas Tree Festival 2021
https://www.facebook.com/louthchurch/videos/374311887175518 We are delighted to announce that the Rev’d Cameron Watt has been appointed as Interim Priest in Charge of the Team Parish of Louth. Cameron will be licensed on 15th June at 7pm at St James’. More can be read about Cameron … [Read more...] about Rev’d Cameron Watt – Notification of Appointment
Each week one of the Deanery ministry team will reflect upon a particular psalm that means something to them. We will then have a chance to pray the psalm together and work through how it speaks to us, before taking the ‘soul song’ into our week to come. Wednesdays in Lent at 7pm, finishing in time for the live-streamed Compline at 8pm. 24th February - Psalm 122 - James … [Read more...] about SOUL SONGS ~ A Reflective course for Lent on the Psalms
18th October 2020 The Acting Bishop of Lincoln is pleased to announce the appointment of the Revd Canon Nick Brown as Precentor of Lincoln. As Precentor, Nick will be a residentiary canon and a chapter member with responsibility for the worship and music in the Cathedral. He is already a familiar face in the Cathedral as a non-residentiary canon and as a chapter … [Read more...] about An announcement regarding the next Precentor of Lincoln
Church doors open again in a first step to what we hope will be a better future
Having been shut for nearly 12 weeks, some of the church doors in and around Louth will be reopening in the coming days. Our church buildings have been places for prayer and reflection at the heart of the communities of Louth and its surrounding villages for centuries – but for the past few weeks people have had to pray in the tranquillity of our churchyards rather than go inside the buildings to pray. With the governments easing of restrictions, churches are able to open their doors from Monday 15th June – alongside many other local facilities.
However, it will not be back to normal quite yet – as Nick Brown, the Rural Dean of Louthesk, said, “Our churches are places of prayer and peace, and it has been difficult to have them all closed at such a time as this. It is important that as well as being places of prayer and contemplation, they are also safe places to be – in all senses. This means that we can only open churches where we have necessary measures in place, and at times when there can be someone present to supervise them and support people who visit them. So this does mean that it is not quite ‘business as usual’ yet. However, we are glad that people can now come to St James’, and benefit from the quiet and peace of this place of prayer”.
From Monday 15th June, the Parish Church of St James in Louth will be open from 10am to 12noon every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Some of the other local parish churches across the local area may reopen over the coming days and weeks, and information will be available both in each local community and on the news section of the Parish of Louth website (www.teamparishoflouth.org.uk). Whilst we are glad that some local churches will be opening for private prayer, we feel very acutely the fact that we are still not able to resume public worship. However, each day the clergy and ministers of the deanery of Louthesk are maintaining regular prayer on behalf of the communities they are called to serve, and the practical work of helping those in need continues both through neighbourly support and the work of the Community Larder based at Trinity Centre.
As well as some church buildings reopening for people to use for private prayer, Trinity Centre continues to be open on a reduced basis as part of the local church’s work to serve the local community. The Community Larder is open from 9am to 10am for those in need, and operates as part of the parish’s Pastoral Care Network that has provided over 7,000 meals, 185 medication deliveries, and over 500 welfare checks on people since the beginning of lockdown. Although activities will almost certainly look different when we do reopen, we look forward to the day when our doors can be thrown open more fully!