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Services in the area from Sunday December 20

8am BCP Communion at Market Rasen; 10am Communion with Children’s Church and Young People’s Group, plus Service of Healing, at Market Rasen; 4pm Carols for All at Market Rasen; 6.30pm Service at The Poplars.

December 21: 8.30am Morning Prayer at Market Rasen 2pm - 4pm and 7pm - 9pm Open House at The Vicarage.

December 23: 9am Morning Prayer at Market Rasen; 7.30pm Bell ringing practice.

Christmas Eve: 9.30am BCP Communion at Market Rasen 10.30am Crib Service at Market Rasen; 9pm BCP Communion at Lissington; 11.30pm Midnight Communion at Market Rasen.

Christmas Day: 8am BCP Communion at Market Rasen; 10.30am Carols around the Crib at Market Rasen.

Market Rasen Catholic Church

9.15am Mass at Caistor; 11am Mass at Holy Rood.

Daily Mass at Holy Rood, Monday to Wednesday, at 10am.

Christmas Eve: 5pm Children’s Mass at Holy Rood; 7pm Children’s Mass at St Francis De Sales, Hainton; 11.30pm Carol Service, followed by Sung Latin Midnight Mass at Holy Rood.

Christmas Day: 8.30am Said Mass at Holy Rood; 10am Mass at St Thomas More, Caistor.

Market Rasen and Caistor

Methodist Circuit

Brookenby: 10.30am CofE-led Service.

Caistor: 10.15am The Rev Sarah Parkin; 6pm United Service at the Parish Church.

Glentham: 10.45am Messy Church.

Market Rasen: 10.45am Baptism, the Rev Anne Coates; 6.30pm at The Poplars, Ian Hardcastle.

Middle Rasen: 10.45am Timothy Smith; 4pm United Carols at the parish church.

Nettleton: 2.30pm Carols, Malcolm Boot.

North Kelsey: 10.45am Ian Hardcastle; 6pm United Carol Service.

Christmas Eve: 6pm at Caistor, the Rev Sarah Parkin.

Christmas Day: 10am Middle Rasen, the Rev Anne Coates; 10.15am at Caistor, the Rev Sarah Parkin.

The Salvation Army

10.30am Morning Worship; 5.30pm Evening Fellowship, informal meeting, followed by a cup of tea.

Market Rasen New Life

11am All Age Guest Service, in the Festival Hall; 6.30pm Church Prayer Meeting.

Christmas Eve: 4pm Carols in Rasen.

Christmas Day: 11am Celebrating the King.

For more details call 01673 849941.

Middle Rasen Group

10.30am Family Service at Middle Rasen; 3pm Carol Service at Newton by Toft; 4pm Joint Carol Service at Middle Rasen Chapel; 6pm Evening Prayer at Faldingworth.

December 23: 9.30am BCP Communion at Middle Rasen.

Christmas Eve: 5.30pm Nativity Service at Middle Rasen; 6pm Communion at Faldingworth; 11.30pm Midnight Communion at Middle Rasen.

Christmas Day: 10.30am Family Service at Middle Rasen.

Caistor Group

8am Holy Communion at Caistor; 10.15am Communion at Caistor; 4pm Carol Service at Swallow; 6pm Carol Service at Grasby; 6pm United Carol Service at Caistor.

Christmas Eve: 4pm Christingle at Caistor; 6pm Carol Service at Rothwell; 6.30pm Communion at Grasby; 10pm Communion at Swallow; 11.30pm Midnight Mass at Caistor.

Christmas Day: Communion - 9am at Searby, 10.15am at Caistor.

Nettleton Parish Church

10.30am Communion.

Christmas Eve: 6pm Carol Service.

Christmas Day: 10am Communion.

Walesby Group

9am Group Communion and Carols at North Willingham; 10.30am Carols and Readings at Tealby; 10.30am Morning Prayer at Brookenby; 3pm Carol Service at Kirmond; 3pm Joint Carol Service with Claxby at Normanby.

Christmas Eve: 3pm Crib Service at Brookenby; 8pm Christmas Eucharist at Tealby.

Christmas Day: 9am Communion and Carols at Claxby; 9.30am carols and Readings at Stainton; 10.30am Family Communion at Walesby.

Kelsey Group

9.30am Communion at North Owersby; 11am Communion at North Kelsey; 2pm Carol Service at Usselby; 6pm Joint Community Carol Service at North Kelsey Chapel.

December 21: 7pm Carol Service at Holton le Moor.

December 23: 10am Communion and Advent Reflections at North Kelsey.

Christmas Eve: 11pm Group Christmas Eucharist at Kirkby cum Osgodby.

Christmas Day: Christmas Family Communion - 9.30am at North Kelsey, 11am at Holton le Moor.

Barkwith Group

6pm Carol Service at South Willingham.

Christmas Eve: 11pm Midnight Communion, with the Bishop of Grimsby, at Sixhills.

Christmas Day: 10am Communion at EBarkwith.

Owmby Group

11am Carol Service at Hackthorn.

Christmas Eve: 4pm Crib Service at Owmby; 11.30pm Midnight Mass at Spridlington.

Christmas Day: 10am Morning Service at Glentham.

Waddingham Group with Kirton Lindsey

9am BCP Communion at Grayingham; 11am Morning Worship at Kirton Lindsey; 3pm Christingle at Grayingham; 4pm Crib Service at Bishop Norton.

December 23: 6.30pm Carols by Candlelight at Snitterby.

Christmas Eve: 6pm Carol Service at Kirton Lindsey; 11.30pm Midnight Mass at Kirton Lindsey.

Christmas Day: 9am Family Communion at Grayingham; 10am Family Communion at Bishop Norton; 10am Morning Worship at Kirton Lindsey.

Binbrook Group

10am at Parish Mass at Binbrook; 11am Carol Service at Wold Newton; 6pm Carol Service at Binbrook, with the Louth Riverhead Band.

Christmas Eve: 11.30pm Midnight Mass and Blessing of the Crib at Binbrook.

Christmas Day: Solemn Mass - 9am Wold Newton, 10am Ludford.

Wragby Group

9.30am Communion and Carols at Langton by Wragby; 10.30am Carol Service at Wragby Methodist Church; 3pm Carol Service at Holton cum Beckering; 6pm Carols by torchlight at Wickenby (take your own torch).

Christmas Eve: 4pm Crib Service with donkey and Nativity play by candlelight at Wragby.; 11.15pm Midnight Communion by Candlelight.

Christmas Day: Communion with Carols at Snelland; 9.30am United Christmas Day Service at Wragby Methodist Church.

Orthodox Christian Church

10.30am Divine Liturgy at St Aethelheard’s Orthodox Christian Church, East Chapel, Louth Cemetery, All are welcome to attend. orthodoxlouth.co.uk

December 21, 22 and 23: 10.30am Matins at St Aethelheard’s, as above.

December 24: Eve of the Nativity of Christ: 3pm Great Vespers St Aethelheard’s, as above.

December 25: The Nativity according to the flesh of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: 10am Divine Liturgy at St Aethelheard’s, as above.