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Withamside United Parish Venues and Contacts

Church Council Contacts for Each Church

For service times see centre pages of the current Witham Staple magazine

Methodist Church

Nearest Roman Catholic Church

Faith Christian Fellowship

The Religious Society of Friends

The Vine Christian Fellowship

Bible Puzzle

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Withamside United Parish Venues


There are six churches in the Church of England Parish:

    Aubourn with Haddington: St Peter; 

    Bassingham: St Michael; 

    Carlton le Moorland: St Mary; 

    Norton Disney: St Peter;

    Stapleford: All Saints; 

    Thurlby: St Germain

These churches are all served by:

Priest-in charge: The Reverend Canon Nick Buck

The Rectory : Torgate Lane: Bassingham : Telephone 788383

email nick_buck@tiscali.co.uk 

Assistant Curate at Witham St Hughs:

Revd. Alison Jones full-time Assistant Curate in the Withamside United Parish

8 Doe Close, Witham St Hughs

Telephone: 869417


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Church Council Contacts for Each Church

There is a named contact person (updated Sep 2008) for each of the six churches:-

St Peter's Church, Aubourn: Christine Knott 788336

St. Michael and All Angels Church Bassingham: John Williams 789165

St Mary's Church, Carlton le Moorland: Mary 788335 or Cynthia 788461

St Peter's Church, Norton Disney: Alan Haines 788753

All Saints Church, Stapleford: Sandra Nelson 788213

St Germain's Church, Thurlby: Tony Spray 788325

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Methodist Church

The Methodist Church in Bassingham closed in August 2010. Unfortunately the Methodist Church also closed the Bassingham Heritage Room at the same time.


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St Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Church

Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln

Parish Priest: Father Michael O’Donoghue

1 Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln Tel: 682278

Mass: Saturdays 6.00 pm; Sundays 9.00 am & 11.00 am

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Faith Christain Fellowship - Lincoln

Sundays at 10.30 am at North Hykeham Day Centre, Neale Road

All are welcome        Revd Peter Ronald Tel: 689053

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The Religious Society of Friends

A meeting each Sunday at 11.00 am at Brant Broughton.

Contact Wendy Gwatkin at Quaker House, 1 Meeting House Lane, Brant Broughton Tel: 01400 273541 or email wendygwatkin@fsmail.net


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The Vine Christian Fellowship (interdenominational) 

We now meet in the Community Hall, Millers Road, Waddington. 

Services are held each Sunday at 10.15 am and 6.00 pm. 

Tuesdays: Bible study and prayer 7.30 pm (meets in different homes). 

Anyone wishing to join us will receive a warm welcome. 

For more information, telephone 789015 or visit thevinefellowship.fsnet.co.uk  

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There are 30 books of the Bible hidden in this paragraph.

Can you find them?

This is a most remarkable puzzle. It was found by a gentleman in an airplane seat pocket, on a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu, keeping him occupied for hours. He enjoyed it so much, he passed it on to some friends. One friend from Illinois worked on this while fishing from his johnboat. Another friend studied it while playing his banjo. Elaine Taylor, a columnist friend, was so intrigued by it she mentioned it in her weekly newspaper column. Another friend judges the job of solving this puzzle so involving, she brews a cup of tea to help her nerves. There will be some names that are really easy to spot. That's a fact. Some people, however, will soon find themselves in a jam, especially since the book names are not necessarily capitalized. Truthfully, from answers we get, we are forced to admit it usually takes a minister or a scholar to see some of them at the worst. Research has shown that something in our genes is responsible for the difficulty we have in seeing the books in this paragraph. During a recent fund raising event, which featured this puzzle, the Alpha Delta Phi lemonade booth set a new record. The local paper, The Chronicle, surveyed over 200 patrons who reported that this puzzle was one of the most difficult they had ever seen. As Daniel Humana humbly puts it, "The books are all right here in plain view hidden from sight." Those able to find all of them will hear great lamentations from those who have to be shown. One revelation that may help is that books like Timothy and Samuel may occur without their numbers. Also, keep in mind, that punctuation and spaces in the middle are normal. A chipper attitude will help you compete really well against those who claim to know the answers. Remember, there is no need for a mad exodus; there really are 30 books of the Bible lurking somewhere in this paragraph waiting to be found. 

God Bless. [WS Sep 2006]


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