Directory: Churches and People

The Diocese of Lincoln... making the news

23 November 2016


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In recent weeks several of our churches in the diocese have been in the news. Subjects have ranged from successfully completed projects, to plans for development and growth, and even an anticipated visit from a member of the royal family.

In early November, The Lincolnite reported on how community groups and local residents in the Saxilby area stand to benefit from the completion of a £100,000 refurbishment of the church hall. To read the full story please see here

Elsewhere in the diocese, plans are taking shape for the development of another church hall facility. The Grimsby Telegraph has reported on a scheme to update and enhance the facilities currently on offer at the church hall of St Giles with St Matthew Church, Scartho, Grimsby. The Revd Dr Sheena Cleaton, Rector, is quoted as saying that "To serve this community and church is a really exciting place to be", and an outline of the proposed developments may be found here

The Grimsby Telegraph also reports how on how the community of Ulceby has been congratulated after a heritage group secured grant funding to restore the village church. The local community is thanked for its backing and is described as 'phenomenal' in the piece, and further details may be found by following this link

'Blessed are the gritters!' This was the eye-catching headline in Lincolnshire Live's account of a recent visit made by the Bishop of Lincoln to the county highways depot at Sturton by Stow. Part of a series of ceremonies involving ministers at eight different locations, the report may be found here, with a further account in the Sleaford Standard

The Horncastle News looks forward to a Christingle Service to be held at St Mary's Church this Sunday (27th November; 4pm), and finally for now, Lincolnshire Live states that the Princess Royal is due to visit Boston Stump on Thursday, 15th December. Princess Anne, who is Patron of the Boston Stump Restoration and Development Appeal, will open the new boiler house, and a report on the forthcoming visit may be found here

If your parish is in the news, or if you need assistance in sharing your news with a wider audience, please contact the Communications Officer.