Who Are We?
The Owmby Group comprises five parishes situated just off the A15 in Lincolnshire, running northwards from Hackthorn to Bishopbridge (which is just beyond Glentham). Hackthorn is approx. eight miles from Lincoln and Glentham about sixteen.
The five churches in use are St. Michael and All Angels at Hackthorn, St. Helen’s at Saxby, St. Hilary’s at Spridlington, Ss. Peter & Paul at Owmby, and St. Peter’s at Glentham. There are also several redundant churches and chapels, including a Methodist Free Chapel and St. Peter’s at Normanby. Glentham has a Methodist Chapel still in use.
Where Are We?
If you travel north from Lincoln along the old Roman road (which is now the A15), we are in the flat countryside to your right – a string of villages among acres of farmland. Our communities are small, but lively and welcoming, and in each of the major villages we have an active local church, set in five of the most beautiful church buildings in the county.
Since 2007 the Owmby Group has shared their parish priest with the Springline Parish, situated on the opposite side of the A15. Springline is one parish, covering nine former smaller parishes and with eight churches in use.
These are St. Vincent Burton, St. John the Baptist South Carlton, St. Luke North Carlton, St. John the Baptist Scampton, St. Cuthbert Brattleby, St. Michael & All Angels Cammeringham, All Saints Ingham and St. Andrew Fillingham. St. Peter’s Church Aisthorpe is redundant. The area runs from Burton Waters, off the A57 and on the Fosdyke Navigation.
The Owmby Group publish their own parishes magazine called Signpost which is delivered to 770 homes through the group. The magazine is now being offered for download from this website as a service to those who have moved away from the area, but are still interested in the local happenings.