Churches in and around Middle Rasen

Church Events Notices @ Christmas Services Community Spirit Magazine Church Hall


St Peter and St Paul's Parish Church
The Methodist Church in Middle Rasen
The New Life, Salvation Army and the Holy Rood (Market Rasen)


St Peter & St Paul, Middle Rasen

Ministry Team

Rector - Rev'd Bryan Dixon (t: 01673 842759)

Lay Reader - Peter Cook (01673 843226)

Sunday Services /News and Events around Christmas 2023
Church Wardens / Hall / Pew News
A short history of the Church in Middle Rasen

Safeguarding /


Christian Aid ~ Open Churches '23 ~ Alpha Couse'23 .............. Daily Prayer

For Weddings, Baptisms, Funerals etc. contact Rev'd Bryan Dixon on 01673 842759

To be included in our church directory please print /return the completed form.


Thank You to Rev Ian Robinson from Caistor who is retiring after 28 years of ministry in Caistor. He has been very supportive of all parishioners and clergy within our area and of course in Caistor. He will be sadly missed. We wish him a very happy and healthy retirement.

The Methodist Church
(Middle Rasen, Market Rasen & Glentham


Notices / Events incl TWAM and Ukraine Appeal / The Guild

Minister - Rev Heather Wilson (01673 843362)

Booking information and any further details will be on the Notice Board outside the Church .


Holy Rood
(Market Rasen)

Priest - Father Robert Thacker (01673 842323)

Mass times are: 10am on Saturday mornings at Hainton, 5.30pm on Saturdays at Caistor and 11.30am on Sunday mornings at Holy Rood Church, Market Rasen. Further details are on the website.  or call Fr. Robert 01673 842323

The Group includes St Thomas More, Caistor; Our Lady & St Joseph, Osgodby; and St Francis De Sales, Hainton

New Life
(Market Rasen)

Christian Worship Gathering every Sunday at 10.30am at New Life Centre, Serpentine Street, Market Rasen, LN8 3AR with Centre Point for children.

(Zoom link for the full service still available and sermon is on You Tube). Mid-week groups meet in homes or at the Centre, we open for Friday Coffee and Chat mornings and run Alpha.  More info: Rhona Sheppard in Church Office 01673 849941 or via . Food Bank open 4 mornings a week (Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri).


Salvation Army
(Market Rasen)

Our Sunday Worship is at 10.30am. The Salvation Army shop is open from Monday to Saturday 9am until 3.30pm. Tuesday/Thursday 9.30am-11am Mums and Tots group all welcome. Lunch Club 12.30 each Wednesday 2 courses for £5 booking preferred but not essential. Friday Coffee Morning 9am-1pm.

Food Bank open Monday through to Friday 9am-1pm (Please note a referral is required)

Any queries, please contact Terence Carpenter (07948 998507)


SA's weekly programme and events (Market Rasen)


North Street, Middle Rasen

Bookings Stephen Cartwright (07811 388517)

Charges £7.70 / hr or £6.20 concessions for Middle Rasen Groups and Christian Organisations.


Bell Ringers at Middle Rasen Parish Church - Monday Evenings at 7pm Tower Captain Stephanie Dodds

Middle Rasen Parish Church welcomes children and our younger members at 10.30am every Sunday morning. The Church has a children's corner with some toys. This years Alpha course commences Tuesday 3rd May 7pm in the Church Hall.

St Peter and St Paul's Church

Historically Middle Rasen had two churches, St Peter's and St Paul's. One came under the Prior and the other the Abbott. Like many things over time they both fell into disrepair and by 1860 a major restoration was needed . St Peter's was then known as the 'High Church' and St Paul was known as the 'Low Church'. Both Churches required much repair work and, because only one church was needed for the community, the decision on which would be restored was made in favour of the more interesting of the two, St Peter's

As a result of the dismantling of St Paul's, and especially since much of St Peter's restoration was carried out with material from St Paul's church, St Peter's absorbed the title of its sister church and became the only parish church of Middle Rasen, with the dedication of St Peter and St Paul.

A Millennium Project to restore the three existing church bells and add three new bells was completed by March 2000. Bells 1, 2 and 6 were cast by Eljbouts (Holland) in 1999; bell 3 dates from 1695, bell 4 from 1721 and bell 5 from 1707. See also Bell Ringers

If you have a full history of this parish church, or other detail concerning the two churches and their respective benefactors the Drax Priory and Tuphome Abbey, we will be pleased to publish it << here >>.


Barkwith Group

Ministry Team & Church Wardens


St Michael's Newton


All Saints Church, Faldingworth



Anglican Churches in the Middle Rasen group


Middle Rasen - Stephen Cartwright (07811 388517)

West Rasen - David Herring (01673 843212) & Christopher Atkin (01673 842572)

Faldingworth - Adrian Bradbury & Jason Smith

Friesthorpe - Tim Gramson (07485 711255)