The Lambfold Benefice

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Welcome to the website of
The Lambfold Benefice

A group of five Anglican rural parishes

in the geographical centre of England

Reverend Carolyn Oley and the leadership team


The Lambfold Benefice is now in Interregnum until a new Rector is appointed. In the meantime, please contact your Churchwarden for information about churches, services etc (see Benefice contacts page for details).


The Readers Write

Is it Summer or Winter; the hottest day on record or the day when we switch on the central heating again?  Nothing is clear cut anymore, but we persist in wearing our T-shirts while hoping that we will be warm enough.

This is the time when we find ourselves looking back over the months, yet at the same time anticipating the start of a new school year. Pencils have been sharpened or, more likely, I-Pads recharged. A whole new routine is upon us. Where did the months go?

In our churches, we have been saying goodbye to Carolyn our Rector and husband John. No longer will Bolton Wanderers be as remote as Accrington Stanley! They will be moving from the Rectory on October 4th; if Carolyn can downsize her study by then. We wish them all joy in their new living.

So we look forward to a new leader for our parishes. Interviews for a new incumbent will take place on October 14th and we await the outcome with bated breath.

So much change. But for all the uncertainty and upheaval we have one firm promise to hold on to. Jesus told us, his disciples; “Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.”

And that is one promise that we can truly believe and rely on.

With love and prayers...


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