St. John the Divine Church Southrey
The little church of St John the Divine at Southrey in Lincolnshire is far from being a typical English country church - more like something that has been transported from New England. Built by the parishioners themselves in 1898, the neat little gabled and belfried timber building was covered in PVC in 1978 to protect the original wood. Recently painted inside in sky blue and re-carpeted, the church now boasts a 5-paned stained glass window to commemorate World War 1 and the sacrifice made by the soldiers and airmen from the village during the last 100 years. Memorials linked to World War 1 within the churchyard have also been restored to their original white state.
SERVICES AND EVENTS
Following the directive from the Archbishop of Canterbury, all church services are suspended until further notice to help prevent the spread of the corona virus. For the same reason, all social events have been cancelled.
The opening of the Church will be a very different environment and closure could last for many more months. However, funerals can take place either at Lincoln Crematorium or if a burial is requested this can take place in the Churchyard. Both of these will be limited to immediate family only and social distancing will be observed.
The Rev'd David Bartlett offers a virtual Sunday Service on line via Facebook.
We continue to offer you all our prayers at this difficult time and hope that you all remain safe and healthy.