The Church continues to be alive and active, but our buildings must close. We must distance ourselves from one another and prevent the spread of infection in order to save lives.
You will be aware that churches are now allowed to be open for public worship, subject to following government and Church of England guidance.
We are working hard to comply with both the government and church guidelines to ensure our buildings are safe to open and are delighted to announce that the Minster, St Hugh's, and St Martin's will all open for public worship from Sunday, 26 July 2020 with a further announcement to follow about St Mark's.
In the meantime, we will continue to stream services via this Facebook page, and will update our new telephone service regularly, too, with services, prayers, hymns, and choir recordings.
Our worship of God and our care for each other continue but cannot be done in our church buildings for the time being.
However, our worship, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 these numbers on to anyone who might benefit from having them.
“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.”
To protect the vulnerable amongst us, please do not leave your home except for essential trips.
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.
Values, Mission & Vision
Our life together is rooted and nurtured by our values, which equips us to speak of God in all that we do. Grimsby Minster has thought carefully about how we express our values in our Mission statement and how we can share our diocesan vision to be a “healthy, vibrant and sustainable church, transforming lives in greater Lincolnshire”. If you would like to know more about our mission, vision and values please see our vision poster.
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 or the Team Vicar, the Reverend Katherine Farrell, on 01472 277277. If you wish to speak to someone outside the church 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. https://www.achurchnearyou.com/ (ACNY). At the foot of every page on ACNY there is a link to a map, which has links to all national diocesan safeguarding contacts.