Rector of Fotherby, North Thoresby and Grainsby with Waithe

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Fotherby, North Thoresby and Grainsby with Waithe

The new benefice of Fotherby, North Thoresby and Grainsby with Waithe is located to the north of the county Market town of Louth and extends northwards along the A16 towards Grimsby, reaching the northern edge of the Deanery of Louthesk; all of which are located in the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and extending out across some of the neighbouring ‘marsh’ towards the coast.
Our Vision

In 2015, as the Mission Community of Fotherby and North Somercotes benefices, we took part in a Developing Discipleship Pilot. From that we felt our vocation was to be a diverse group of people working in the fellowship of Jesus Christ, serving our communities prayerfully and showing God’s hospitality and generosity. Our aim was, with God’s help, to grow in fellowship by having group events and serve our communities through hospitality and outreach into our villages.

    If you feel called to join us, more information can be found by contacting the Rural Dean, Nick Brown, on 07901 852198 or e-mailing
    Or by visiting the Diocese of Lincoln’s website:


    Closing Date: Sunday November 24, 2019

    Parish Visit: Monday December 16, 2019

    Interview: Tuesday December 17, Edward King House, Lincoln

    This is a new benefice that is looking forward to working together to serve the spiritual needs of the communities it serves. As we seek to be ‘faithful in worship, confident in discipleship and joyful in service’, we are looking for a new parish priest to help us in:

    • Developing opportunities for worship and social events that bring people together across the benefice;
    • Providing opportunities for people to discuss their faith and grow in discipleship;
    • Improving communication within the benefice and with our Methodist friends;
    • Engaging more fully with the primary schools in our communities;
    • Encouraging the prayer life of all our church communities; and
    • Developing, more fully, provision for Pastoral Care.


    For more information about this application process, please use this link

    We would support our priest, being mindful of their well-being and expect our Priest to take a regular rest day a week and make use of opportunities for retreats. There are two retreat houses in the Diocese, one at Edenham – one being Franciscan. Our Ministry team which currently works across two benefices would enjoy working in collaboration with our new Priest.In a Deanery context, it is hoped that the priests in the Louthesk Marshes Mission community would have joint ministry meetings to support each other and exchange fellowship and ideas.


    To find out more about us please use the following links

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