Churches and Chapels

St Thomas the Apostle, Church of England,

Market Rasen Parish Church

The Parish Church of St Thomas the Apostle stands in the centre of the town overlooking the Market Place. Christians have worshipped on this site for over 800 years. There are Norman features in the building and the tower dates from the fifteenth century but most of the building that can be seen today dates from a nineteenth century restoration. Eucharist services are held on Thursdays and Sundays and Morning Prayer at 9am Monday to Friday. See Church noticeboard and website for further details.

St Thomas the Apostle

Holy Rood, Roman Catholic Church

Holy Rood

Methodism in Market Rasen

Chapel in Union Street, demolished in 2019
Methodist Chapel in Chapel Street
Jameson Bridge Street. closed private house

Salvation Army Church

Terence Carpenter is the current Territorial Envoy and Commanding Officer, based at the Church Centre in John Street.

New Life Church

Paul Hiley started the Church group in Market Rasen in 1986 with 12 people. Over the next 31 years the group grow, meeting in hired rooms around town. It is one of 85 Churches known as Ground Level. In 2017, Paul retired as a leader and a new chapter started. The Church bought the old Social Club and refurbished it into the The New Life Church Centre, with rooms to hire, food bank, groups and Church services.

The Pentecostal Church

The Pentecostal Assembly had a Church, which once was part of the brewery for 50 years in Oxford Street. It is now in 2021 private houses.

1930-1980, the congregation at one time was over 50 but in 1980 it was only 4 pensioners. The Church did not receive any money except from the congregation. So, Spring 1980 they closed their doors.

The last Priest was The Rev Graham Oates, he had been supplementing his income with part time jobs.

Market Rasen Mail 1945