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Introducing the new issue of Crosslincs (1)

22 August 2017


The September/October 2017 issue of Crosslincs is out now, with free copies available in churches around the diocese.

The cover feature of the latest issue focuses on the recent launch of the Scunthorpe Centre of Mission, which is the result of a new partnership between the Diocese of Lincoln and Church Army. We spoke with Captain Sean Andrews (Lead Evangelist) and Captain Paul McDonough (Pioneer Evangelist) just ahead of their licensing by the Bishop of Lincoln, and we look forward with them to this exciting new partnership in mission.

The new issue also contains news of a new local Foodbank distribution centre in Crosby, Scunthorpe, an account of how the Deanery of Lawres was covered in prayer during Thy Kingdom Come 2017, and information on efforts that are being made to make – and celebrate existing  connections between faith and sport.


A major feature in the September/October issue is an introduction to the seven people ordained deacon in Lincoln Cathedral in July, in which they each share something of their life and calling to ordained ministry, and we also hear of Anna Chaplaincy and work to explore the ministry offered to older people in our diocese.

In addition to the ever-popular prize crossword and details of appointments among our diocesan clergy, there is news of BBC Radio Lincolnshires Save a Life campaign and advance information of a pilot scheme for The Community of St Hugh and an event to be held on Saturday, 30th September 2017.


Elsewhere in the magazine we meet the new diocesan Children & Youth Mission Enablers, hear of special events and services for schoolchildren in Market Rasen and Barton-upon-Humber, have a look at fresh expressions, and consider ways to enrich the beauty of our churchyards.

Ahead of his retirement, the Revd Ian Walker shared something of a life of international service offered by Edith Shelley of West Butterwick, and the Revd Robert Mansfield (Team Parish of Louth) reports on how a small church is helping others overseas. We also have a report of the impact of the Developing Discipleship Programme in the United Parish of Bardney, plus the regular calendar section, which has details of two church festivals to be held in September.

We hope that you enjoy the September/October 2017 issue of Crosslincs.

In addition to the printed copies of the magazine, a PDF version of the issue is available here, and an Issuu-hosted ‘page-turning’ version is available here

The expanded, and now monthly, diocesan prayer diary is available here

Please do get in touch with the Revd Adrian Smith in the Communications Office if you have a story that we might share in a forthcoming issue. We would be very pleased to hear from you.

Crosslincs is available as a talking newspaper  please contact Adrian for further details.