Welcome to the South Holland Methodist Circuit

 Ministers:  Rev Alan Barker 01406 423270  (Superintendent)     

                  Rev Frances Ballantyne 01775 720145


Welcome to the website of the Methodist Church in South Holland.

We are a group of twelve churches serving the towns of Spalding and Holbeach and the surrounding fenland villages of South Lincolnshire.

Prayer Candles Circuit Service

Our congregations vary in size and character but all look forward to welcoming visitors and newcomers. We welcome enquiries about baptisms and weddings and offer bereavement care to anyone in the South Holland area. 

Our pastoral work includes visits to residential homes and local schools. Varied church activities  provide spiritual and social well-being of both young and old.

We aim 

  • to worship God and follow Christ  together
  • to pray and care for one another
  • to serve local communities in partnership with others
  • to share the good news of Jesus 

 Pastoral oversight is provided by the Rev. Alan Barker and the Rev Frances Ballantyne, with the help and  support of  a number of supernumerary (‘retired’) ministers.

In Methodism, Local Preachers play an important role in leading worship alongside the Circuit ministers.   You will find details of services in our ‘Circuit Plan’.

Leadership is also provided by our Circuit and Church Stewards together with our Circuit Administrator.

We are commited to good Safeguarding practice. Safeguarding policies and details of local contacts are displayed in all churches. In the event of any safeguarding concern, contact can also be made with our District Safeguarding Officer, Howard Smedley   07758 239286





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The Circuit Plan