Our Church

Church services, its history, and Caistor town

Welcome to the website of the church of St. Peter & St. Paul, a place of worship in the town Caistor, Lincolnshire.

Our church has undergone significant re-building work which was completed in October 2018.
This building is not the first church which has stood on this site.  It is suggested that Saint Paulinus established a church here in the early part of the seventh century.Certainly, there has been a place of worship here since Saxon times and the lower part of the tower is perhaps Saxon, dating from around 1050 AD. This may have been the main porch of an aisle-less church.

The tower, as it stands today, displays works of three architectural periods. Its base is early Norman (1066-1189) but with indications of two previous arches which may have been Saxon. Its second stage is Early English (1189-1280) and the top stage with the decorated pinnacles and battlements are Perpendicular style (1377-1547).

We are part of the Caistor Group of parishes, which includes the parishes of All Saints, Grasby; St. Nicholas, Searby cum Owmby; St. Nicholas, Cuxwold; St. Mary Magdalene, Rothwell, St Nicholas, Cabourne and Holy Trinty, Swallow.

We are part of the Church of England in the Diocese of Lincoln.

You can find more about our life and our history as well as an interactive virtual tour of the church by visiting us on this website.
However we hope you will be able to visit us in person to look to enjoy the peace and beauty of our church and, perhaps, join us in worship.

God of mission

Who alone brings growth to your Church,

Send your Holy Spirit to give

Vision to our planning,

Wisdom to our actions,

And power to our witness.

Help our church to grow in numbers,

In spiritual commitment to you,

And in service to our local community,

Through Jesus Christ our Lord..

Amen

A Reflection from Canon Judy McMann for 28th June 2020

A Reflection from Canon Judy McMann for 28th June 2020

Hello, again. On this beautiful Monday morning as I write I am looking forward to next Monday, the Feast of our Patron Saints Peter and Paul.  It’s one of the ‘Red Letter’ days of the calendar when such ‘religious’ dates were noted in red print and more commonly...

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Some thoughts from the Vicar on Sunday, 21st June 2020

Some thoughts from the Vicar on Sunday, 21st June 2020

Some thoughts for the 2nd Sunday after Trinity  I am sure that, like me, you are very much looking forward to an ending of the restrictions that have so changed our lives over the past 12 or so weeks. The sight of people wearing face masks is not something we are used...

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Opening of Churches for individual prayer and reflection!

Opening of Churches for individual prayer and reflection!

Churches may open for individual prayer The UK Government have announced that they are allowing churches to open for individual prayer. Certain restriction will need to be in place and, to avoid regular "deep cleaning", there still needs to be restricted openings. The...

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Some thoughts from The Revd Catherine Wylie for 14th June 2020

Curate’s Contemplations on Matthew 9:35- 10:8 ‘Unction to Function!’ Dear Friends Last week, Judy reminded us of the richness of God’s blessing; that he accepts us as we are through his grace and in that we find great peace. That peace and knowledge of God’s love is...

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Some thoughts from Canon McMann for Trinity Sunday – 7th June

Some thoughts from Canon McMann for Trinity Sunday - 7th June 2020 In our NT reading for today (2 Cor.11:13) we hear a closing challenge from the Apostle Paul to the Church in Corinth:- ‘Aim for perfection…; be of one mind; live in peace’. Perfection? Oh my goodness!...

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Latest News

Latest News

With the latest restrictions now in place, we are unable to open our churches for private prayer. However you are still very much in our prayers and we are at the end of the phone or email. Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy. Sustain and support the...

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Caistor Group of Churches

Usual Pattern of Worship

1st Sunday of the Month

8.00 a.m.  Holy Communion at Caistor (Said – Book of Common Prayer)

9.00 a.m.  Holy Communion at Grasby ( with hymns)

10.15 a.m. Parish Eucharist at Caistor (with hymns)

6.00 p.m   Evening Prayer at Swallow

2nd Sunday of the Month

8.00 a.m.  Holy Communion at Caistor (Said – Book of Common Prayer)

9.00 a.m.  Holy Communion at Searby ( with hymns)

10.15 a.m. Parish Eucharist at Caistor (with hymns)

10.30 a.m. Holy Communion at Cuxwold (with hymns)

6.00 p.m.   Evensong at Caistor (with hymns)

3rd Sunday of the Month

8.00 a.m.  Holy Communion at Caistor (Said – Book of Common Prayer)

9.00 a.m.  Holy Communion at Grasby ( with hymns)

10.15 a.m. Parish Eucharist at Caistor (with hymns)

10.30 a.m. Mattins at Cabourne

10.30 a.m. Holy Communion at Swallow (with hymns)

4th Sunday of the month

8.00 a.m.  Holy Communion at Caistor (Said – Book of Common Prayer)

9.00 a.m.  Holy Communion at Searby ( with hymns)

10.15 a.m. Parish Eucharist at Caistor (with hymns)

6.00 p.m.   Evensong at Caistor (with hymns)

 

5th Sunday of the month

8.00 a.m.  Holy Communion at Caistor (Said – Book of Common Prayer)

10.15 a.m. Parish Eucharist at Caistor (with hymns)

Visiting the Church

Guided Tours of the Church

If you are visiting Caistor, whether in a group or as individuals, and would like a tour of church by a local expert then give us a call. If we have enough notice we can often provide a guide to show some of the more unusual and hidden areas of the church and provide refreshments.
Ring the Vicarage to check availability on 01472 851339
Or email revianrobinson@tiscali.co.uk

Our church is always open and you are welcome to visit and explore the church on your own.
Guide Books, Information panels and an Audio post are available and offer more information within the church.

Contact Us – 01472 851339

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Rev Catherine Wylie

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Canon Judy McMann