Posted: November 12th, 2013, by admin-stw
St Wulfram’s Christmas Fair Saturday 7th December 10.00 – 2.00pm
Cakes, jams and preserves
China & glass
Water & wine
Gold , silver & red stall
St Wulfram’s cards
Refreshments in the coffee shop
Posted: October 12th, 2013, by admin-stw
Photograph used with permission copyright: Maclean 2013
If you’re reading this, then like me, you probably find it impossible to think of St Wulfram’s church without the top part of its spire.
The spire is a national landmark and a proud symbol for Grantham and its people. It has stood watch over the town for 700 years and previous generations have all had to make sure the church building is handed on in good repair.
Now it is our turn to do the same.
The top 40 feet of the spire has to be rebuilt now to prevent it falling down. We hope the repairs can begin early in 2014 and will be completed that Autumn. But this means that we only have the months between now and then to raise the £600,000 we need.
Please proceed to the Saving the Spire website to read more.
Posted: September 24th, 2013, by admin-stw
After 17 years as Rector of St Wulfram’s, Canon Christopher Andrews has retired with Christine to Bury St Edmunds. They will be much missed by the congregation. There were presentations and speeches at the very enjoyable Farewell Tea Party at the end of July.
The following day, in his final sermon Chris said, “Looking back over these years, one of the things we have managed between us – and I look back on it with satisfaction – is to create an open door in this building, at the west end, by installation of the inner glass porch in 2000. The design of the porch enabled us for the first time for a long time to open the great west doors and see them open, letting in floods of daylight.”
Equally we can see outside to the town: “That open door connects us with all that life going on out there. We come to worship as part of that greater community, not separate from it ….. the open doors say ‘We are here to share God’s love with everyone at the heart of Grantham.’ ”
Before finishing his sermon with a quotation from T S Eliot, Chris said, “In different ways we all still have so much to look forward to. We are all on a journey and Jesus Christ has opened for us doors to God and his on-going purposes, doors that will never be shut.”
Christopher Andrews had responsibility for two parishes: our own and St John’s Manthorpe. The vacancy is being currently advertised (closing date 11 November). The Profile of the two parishes may be found here or on the Profile page.
In the meanwhile, please direct any enquiries concerning the administration of church services to the Rural Dean, Revd Chris Bowland email@example.com
General enquiries can be made to the Parish Administrator firstname.lastname@example.org