Presentations from Celebration Event

Revd Canon Peter Coates conducted a service to celebrate and give thanks for the successful completion of the National Lottery Heritage Funded project.

During the weekend a PowerPoint presentation was shown in the chancel, on a repeated loop, for visitors to get a better understanding of what was achieved, how and by who. This presentation has been made available via the following:

Click here to view the presentation – Part 1

Click here for Part 2 of the presentation.

Christine King, Churchwarden and Community Volunteer Heritage Projects leader, also gave an address during the worship service giving her own personal feedback of the project and thanking all involved.

This has been recorded and can be heard by clicking on this link.

Time to celebrate.

All are invited to join us as we celebrate all the positives that have come out of the past 18 months of lockdowns, self-isolation, and uncertainty. One of these has been the completion of the latest phase of repairs to this Historic building, in order to make it watertight, thus helping to preserve it for many years to come.

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th August 2021 10:30am to 3:00pm

A short service will be held in church on Saturday 14th August at 10:30am to celebrate and give thanks for the successful and safe completion of the project.

As part of the Community volunteer projects a Children’s Guide to the church has been produced and is freely available in church.

The event will also showcase the output of our Community Engagement Heritage projects that have been ongoing alongside the capital repair works including a new Church guidebook, Children’s Guide to the Church, Kid’s trail and Halton Holegate ‘Past & Present’ booklets all freely available in church. Interpretive boards and banners displaying the results of the various research undertaken including the names on the War Memorial, Timelines, Historic photographs and a reproduction of the Halton Holegate Book will be exhibited in church.

Refreshments will be available.

The church will also be open Monday 16th to Friday 20th August 10:30am to 3:00pm for those wishing to visit on other days.

We look forward to welcoming visitors back to St Andrew’s church after such a long time.

The Lincolnshire Wolds & Coast Churches Festival

Once again, our doors will be open as we welcome you on this weekend of a celebration of The Lincolnshire Wolds & Coast Churches.

Many churches which are not usually open will be available for you to visit. A list of those participating in this year’s event can be found by visting the festival website.

The Church will be open on Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th September 10.00 am to 3:00 pm.

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Photography Training – Student Galleries

Thanks to funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, volunteers at Halton Holegate Church were able to take part in two photography training sessions with Angela Montague of Push Creativity. As part of the training, Angela set the volunteers 30 challenges to complete over 30 days. The following galleries showcase some of the images that came out of that work.

Angela commented: “This was a lovely group to teach. They embraced the Zoom version of the course with enthusiasm (due to the pandemic), even though we had all planned for face-to-face sessions. I’m delighted to see the volunteers take on the challenges set in the training, and you can clearly see them looking at photography, and the capabilities of their phones and my recommended editing apps, with new eyes. A very rewarding session for me as the trainer.”

Click any gallery image to see the images full screen, as a slide show.

CHRISTINE KING: “A thoroughly enjoyable course”

COLIN GRAY: “It has introduced me to some aspects of composition of which I was unaware. It has enabled me to make much better use of my iPhone‘s capabilities.”

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£153,000 Grant Secured!

St Andrew’s Church, Halton Holegate Secures National Lottery support

St Andrew’s parish church, Halton Holegate Lincolnshire, has received a grant of £153,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for an exciting heritage project, repairs and heritage community projects.  Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project focuses on repairs to the roofs of the building and community projects researching aspects of church history, resulting in interpretative media. A start date of March 2020 is eagerly awaited.

Supported through The National Lottery Heritage Fund, the project will allow volunteers to access training, educational courses and workshops, and learning new skills along the way. Working as part of a team they will research, document and record many aspects of the historic church building, both architecturally, and also it’s human side. Oral histories from people in the parish will be documented, the names of soldiers on the war memorial will be ‘brought to life’, with their own personal stories and memories of relatives still living in the parish. In conjunction with local schoolchildren they will compile a ‘Young person’s guide to the church’.

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