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Introducing the September/October 2016 issue of Crosslincs

26 August 2016


The September/October 2016 issue of Crosslincs is now available.

The cover feature of the latest issue is an article by the Revd Richard Steel (Mission Team Leader) that introduces the model of learning communities ahead of meetings planned for this Autumn. As Richard writes, 'In July the Diocesan Synod agreed that we would commit our diocese to be a learning diocese in God's service', and Synod also saw an early version of a film about the life of our diocese that seeks to set the scene for learning communities. (The magazine front cover shows a still featuring a contributor to the film, the Revd Richard Holden, while still serving in Cleethorpes. The Revd Richard Holden is due to be licensed as the Rector of the Benefice of The Skegness Group in September.)


Elsewhere in the September/October issue, we have details of an interactive installation hosted at St James' Church in Louth that featured £100 and an open invitation (pictured above); we celebrate with those ordained at Petertide and introduce our deacons; in our fresh expressions column we look back at Messy Cathedral 2016 (pictured below); we reflect on a USPG-led international consultation that centred on climate change; there is the popular prize crossword and the now-regular resources and reviews page; our Developing Discipleship Programme double-page spread looks at praying and listening; and the Calendar is full of forthcoming events set to take place around the diocese.

As well as the main magazine content, the new issue also includes the diocesan prayer diary for the months of September and October. As is stated at the beginning of the diary, we are currently working on developing an improved version of this resource, and we hope to have this available in a forthcoming issue of Crosslincs.


We are already looking ahead to the November/December issue, and so if you have a story to share and tell from your parish and community, please do get in touch. Perhaps you might be willing to serve as a local correspondent, helping us to keep developing and improving the magazine as we seek to ensure that Crosslincs reflects its title and covers as much of the life and ministry of our diocese as is possible.

For all editorial ideas and distribution enquiries, please contact the Revd Adrian Smith (Communications Officer) in the diocesan Communications Office. Full contact details are available here

Meanwhile, and in addition to print copies already available around the diocese, a PDF version of the September/October 2016 issue is available here, and a 'page-turning' version is available here

We hope that you enjoy the September/October 2016 issue of Crosslincs.