The Parish we serve


The Parish of Sleaford is within the Catholic Diocese of Nottingham under the direction of the Bishop of Nottingham, the Rt. Rev. Bishop Patrick McKinney, Bishop’s House, Nottingham, Telephone: 0115 947 4786.

People and contact details

  • Father Michael Bell (Rev Provost) Parish Priest 01529 302529
  • Head Teacher Mrs M Parker 01529 304373 
  • Parish website administrator
  • Safeguarding (Disclosure and Barring Service) Coordinator
  • Gift Aid coordinator 01529 305038


Staying in hospital

If you are staying in hospital, and wish to see a priest please inform the ward Sister, or contact the Hospital Chaplain on the following numbers:

  • Pilgrim Hospital, Boston: 01205 362056
  • Grantham Hospital: 01476 56935
  • Lincoln County Hospital: 01522 528961


There are numerous car parks in Sleaford. A pay and display car park is available opposite the Church. Drivers, including blue badge holders are required to pay here at all times. During Saturday and Sunday Mass times and for parish events, the Kesteven and Sleaford High School allow parishioners to use their car park. Please note, the school gates are locked and are only unlocked before and after Mass.

Leaving a bequest

The following is recommended by the Diocesan Solicitor for your use or that of your solicitor when making your will, should you wish to leave money to any of the Diocesan Charities.

I GIVE free of tax the sum of *** to NOTTINGHAM ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESAN TRUSTEES (Registered Charity Number 1134449) of Wilson House, Derby Road, Nottingham, NG1 5AW generally and without imposing any binding trust or legal obligation but with the wish that it be used for AND I DECLARE that the receipt of the Financial Secretary or other proper officer for the time being of the said charity shall be sufficient discharge to my Trustees.
(From the Nottingham Diocesan Yearbook 2013)

Gift aiding donations

If you make donations to the church (either through the collections at Mass or as one-off gifts) it may be possible for the church to reclaim tax through the Gift Aid scheme and increase the amount of the giving by 25%.

Parishioners using Gift Aid in this way helped the Parish to claim in excess of £8,600 in the year ended March 2013.

If you would like to join the Parish Gift Aid scheme or further information, please contact Mike Swaby on Sleaford 305038 or email

Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Primary School

For further details about Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Primary School in Sleaford please see their website or enquiries can be made direct to the Head Teacher Mrs M Parker or telephone 01529 304373