We were delighted to receive the following news story from Charles Kenyon. Charles is a member of the Friends of Kingerby, a small local charity, and also Treasurer of St Andrew’s Kirkby with Kingerby...

‘Vested in The Churches Conservation Trust and looked after by the Friends of Kingerby, St Peter’s Church in Kingerby, near Market Rasen, remains consecrated and is part of the parish of St Andrew’s Kirkby cum Osgodby with Kingerby.

In February the church is surrounded by snowdrops and aconites, and Henrietta Reeve (Chair of Lincolnshire Churches Trust), asked if we might celebrate the snowdrops. As a result, and by kind permission of the Churchwarden at St Andrew’s, the monthly parish morning service due to be held on Sunday, 18th February moved up the road to St Peter’s Church.

Led so ably by lay Reader Cynthia Bunch, the hymns chosen by Group Chair of Churchwardens and Organist Jane Beeson merged with the poems chosen by Trustee Susan Chambers, who decorated the church so beautifully, resulting in a spiritually uplifting service of hope for the spring and pleasure of friendship. Afterwards Sir Edward Leigh MP and Lady Leigh chatted with the congregation over tea, coffee and plum bread, served with Sloe Sherry, having been assured that this is fine during Lent on a Sunday! 

St Peter’s is open all the time and will be used again on Good Friday at 2pm for prayer and meditation.’

Further information on the church may be found here.

With grateful thanks to Henry Kenyon for the photographs.