St Peter in Carlton is a brand new parish!
In 2006, a new housing estate was growing in the NE corner of Lincoln comprising 600 new homes and with the encouragement of the then Bishop of Lincoln, St Peter in Eastgate Church and pioneer curate Rev Nick Alexander were charged with the task of developing a fresh expression of church for this area, which lay in the parish of St Giles.
Beginning with a community survey, occasional services in a café, a toddler group and an Alpha Course, a community came together and supported by a planting team from St Peter in Eastgate began monthly Sunday services at the Lincoln Poacher Pub in 2008, becoming known as St Peter in the Pub!
Three years later, a formal Bishop’s Mission Order was granted for St Peter’s to minister in both the Carlton and Glebe areas and weekly services began (continuing to meet at Eastgate on the last Sunday of each month).
The congregation changed its name and moved to its new home at Lincoln Carton Academy as soon as the school was built in early 2014 and Rev James Radcliffe was appointed as new associate vicar with responsibility for Carlton in October 2015.
The Bishop’s Mission Order expired in February 2016 and given the plans for extensive development in the Greetwell Quarry area, the Diocese proposed the creation of a new parish to serve this growing community.