Welcome to Grimsby Minster
God of our lives,
We give thanks for the life of Prince Philip,
For his love of our country and for his devotion to duty.
We entrust him now to your love and mercy,
Through our redeemer Jesus Christ. Amen.
We have been saddened to hear of the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip. We give thanks for his long life, for his devotion to his adopted country, for seven decades of life at Her Majesty the Queen's side. We will remembered him during Evening Prayer on Friday, 9 April, and will do so during Holy Communion during the time of mourning at 11am on Sunday, 11 April (in the Minster and live-streamed) and during an online service of commemoration at 6pm on Sunday, 11 April. Any floral tributes can be left to the South side of the Minster, although we strongly support the call from Her Majesty the Queen to donate to charities supported by the Duke of Edinburgh rather than buying flowers in his memory. If you would like to sign the Church of England's Book of Condolence, please click here.
A warm welcome
Grimsby Minster has been at the heart of our town for 900 years. At this most difficult time, we are here for you. We are proud of Grimsby, proud of the people, and proud to be at the heart of the town.
We are continuing to stream our Minster services and to share other pre-recorded and live content online. The Minster re-opened for public worship on Palm Sunday, and Easter Sunday will see in person services at the Minster, at St Hugh's, and St Martin's. We hope to open St Mark's for their patronal festival on Sunday, 25 April. Information about the regulations in place for attending worship in our churches can be found here.
Live-streamed services, videos, prayers, and other resources can be found on our Facebook page. You do not need to have a Facebook account in order to access the page. Services, prayers, hymns, and other music are also available via our dial-up service by telephoning 01472 568027 (for the cost of a standard call to a Grimsby number). Do, please pass this number on to anyone who might benefit from having it. Our support, pastoral care, and love for our community continue. You can contact us by telephoning 01472 277277 and leaving a message on our answering machine, which will be regularly checked, or by emailing email@example.com.
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“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength . . . Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”
Grimsby Minster is the parish church at the heart of Grimsby, the parish includes, St Mark's, St Hugh's, and St Martin's Churches
Grimsby Minster is the church at the heart of our borough of North East Lincolnshire and is a church for everyone. It is the place to which the town turns at moments of great joy and of great sadness, and we are proud to host civic services, the annual Service of Remembrance, as well as weddings, baptisms, and funerals.
But we are much more than that. We are a church that welcomes all, whether for worship, for coffee, to get warm in the winter, for peace and quiet, to reflect, for music, for art, for prayer, for help, or for any other of the many reasons people have to visit our building. We are a church that cares about you, whether rich or poor, homeless or housed; we don't care about race, colour, or sexuality; all are welcome.
Most of the time at church we are like a big happy family. However, even in very happy families people can have a bad day and even people we know and trust can upset us. We want to help everyone have good days all of the time. We try to make sure that people who have jobs in the church always behave well and in a way that is helpful to you. We never want anyone or anything in church to frighten you, confuse you or worry you. It is important that you tell us if something is upsetting you or if you are feeling worried about something that’s happening or something somebody is doing. We have specially trained people who you can talk to and who you can ask for help. These people are good at safeguarding. This means they look after everyone’s safety. Caring for people is a very important part of our Christian life.
The people who can help you are the parish priest or the parish safeguarding officer. You can contact the safeguarding officers, Monica Kent on 07879 988562 or the Team Vicar, the Reverend Katherine Farrell, on 01472 277277. If you wish to speak to someone outside our Parish, you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team – their contact details are available by clicking this link https://www.lincoln.anglican.org/safeguarding-overview. There is also information there about other places from where you can get help or advice.
Many parishes, whether they have their own parish website or not, make use of A Church Near You (eg https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/14994/). At the foot of every page on ACNY there is a link to a map, which has links to all national diocesan safeguarding contacts.