St Andrew, Haconby
St Andrew’s faces an uncertain future in Lincolnshire Diocese’s plan for ‘A Time to Change Together – Resourcing Sustainable Church’. The Parochial Church Council (PCC) has resolved “To agree to initiate work on the outline plan to prepare for ‘Resourcing Sustainable Church’ and the development of St Andrew’s as a multi-use community resource in order to secure funding for the long term future of the church”.
The outline plan is ambitious. It includes installing a kitchen and WC, and a six-bell frame to bring bellringing back to St Andrew’s. And now that the roof has been made watertight, the organ can be repaired. An anonymous benefactor has offered to ‘match fund’ the costs.
A great deal of community engagement, involvement and support (churchgoers and non-churchgoers alike) is needed to make the plan a reality. A ‘Friends of St Andrew’s’ group is being considered, volunteers for the PCC are sought, and all offers of expertise and advice are welcome. Please contact the PCC Secretary on firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to help.
Donations to enable St Andrew’s to continue to serve the parish community are more important than ever before. Please give as generously as you can. To make a donation, click on the picture.
The church is a beautiful Grade 1 listed building, dating from the C12, and are the only church in the Group with a spire. There are chairs rather than pews in the nave, which means the church is well suited for concerts and village events.
Over the past nine years there has been a steady growth in attendance at services, some of which are led by the lay ministry team. We try to witness our faith in the village but also in the wider community.
The church has a long-standing connection in Malawi with the Anglican church of St Jacob in the central region. Fundraising has meant that a new church and three houses have been built. Ongoing fundraising has led us to expanding our support to MACS-Malawi association for Christian support which helps other communities to maintain churches and clergy housing, builds classroom blocks for schools and gives medical equipment for clinics and hospitals.