Church towerWelcome to St Guthlac's Church in Fishtoft.

 

We are an Anglican Church in the Parish of Fishtoft, in the Deanery of Holland, within the Diocese of Lincoln. We warmly welcome people of all ages and backgrounds who want to discover or serve the living God of the Bible.

 

To that end we call all people to 

Love God

Love People, and to

Follow Jesus

 

A statement from the Bishop of Lincoln, the Rt Revd Christopher Lowson on the death of the Duke of Edinburgh

In hearing the news of the death of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh during this Easter season, the most important contribution we as Christians can make is to pray for him, that he will rest in peace and rise in glory.  As a diocese we, of course, also hold the Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family in our prayers in their bereavement.  Prince Philip was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He lived a life characterised by duty and in his support of the Queen over many years, of self-effacement.  For many generations Prince Philip has been at the heart of our life as a nation, empire and commonwealth. He will be greatly missed by many parts of our community life. 

Today is a day of grief but also a day of thanksgiving for all that His Royal Highness have given to us as individuals, as subjects of our nation and as citizens of the Commonwealth of Nations.

+Christopher Lincoln:

 St Guthlac's will be open for private prayer at the usual times throughout the week for people to call in - there are printed prayers available in the prayer corner for people to use should they so wish.  Please wipe these down after use if they have been handled. The church bell will be tolled at noon on Saturday 10th April in memory of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.    

              

CHURCH OPEN FOR PUBLIC WORSHIP SERVICES                  


Services in church:

Sunday 11th April 6.30 pm - Evening Service of the Word

Sunday 18th April 11.00 am - Holy Communion

Sunday 25th April 6.30 pm - Celtic Evening Prayer 

We ask that you kindly observe the Covid-19 safety measures that we have in place. Please wear a face covering, observe social distancing and refrain from mingling with other households. We have space for 38 individuals seated in the nave with social distancing in place.  

ONLINE SERVICES

We are also continuing with a fortnightly online service while the current Covid restrictions are in place (see below for links).

Sunday 11th April - No Fishtoft online service. We are invited to join the service by the Bishop of Lincoln which can be found on the Diocesan website or via our Facebook link. 

Sunday 18th April - Coastal Cluster online service by Revd Andrew Higginson

Sunday 25th April - St Guthlac's online service by Revd Marc Cooper

Sunday 1st May - Coastal Cluster online service by Revd Andrew Higginson 

We will continue with our midweek Compline service on Zoom (Wednesdays at 8pm- please let us know if you would like to be sent the link).  We will also be having Compline on Monday - Wednesday of Holy Week. 

SANCTUM: Our church building is open for private prayer throughout the week. Please feel welcome to call in. Our usual hours are between 10.00am and dusk Monday to Saturday.  (We will be closed on Thursday mornings for a mid-week clean). We hope and pray that it will be a "Sanctum" - a place of peace, prayer and refuge for you and all the community. We have taken lots of steps to make it safe for everyone so please observe the Covid-19 measures we have put in place (notices are on the doors and inside the building). Thank you. 

Online services will be available on our YouTube channel  and on Facebook .Previous services can be found there as well. You do NOT need an account with either of these sites to view the videos.

 

ONLINE DONATIONS: 

During this difficult time when our church building has been closed for much of the year and our fundraising events cancelled, we are still a church; worshipping online, loving our neighbours and praying and caring for our community. We really need your help so please support St Guthlac's Church today by visiting our online giving page here at givealittle.co

Thank you!

A prayer for these times:

Keep us, good Lord,

under the shadow of your mercy

in this time of uncertainty and distress.

Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,

and lift up all who are brought low;

that we may rejoice in your comfort

knowing that nothing can separate us from your love

in Christ Jesus our Lord.      Amen.

 

 

 

If you are looking for information about Weddings or Baptisms (Christenings) please click on Information

At St Guthlac's we are committed to the safeguarding of all. If you have any concerns you can either contact our Safeguarding Officer, Mrs Helen Moore or the Rector, Revd Marc Cooper.  For contact details and further information relating to Safeguarding please click on the "Keeping Safe" tab on the left-hand menu. 

 

 

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Services
Sun 18th Apr
Holy Communion
Sun 25th Apr
Celtic Evening Prayer
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