The diocese hosted the first of its Christmas thanksgiving services at St Botolph's in Boston last night. These were especially organised to celebrate the hard work and commitment of the Parish Safeguarding Officers who do so much to keep our churches and God's people safe.

Debbie Johnson, the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor said: "We want to thank everyone for taking time to attend the service at St Botolph's. For us it was an ideal time to reflect on the care of the vulnerable as a kingdom value. The Archdeacon’s  address identified  the vulnerability of the holy family as strangers, homeless in a foreign land. We wanted a space that celebrated the ministry of the Parish Safeguarding Officers, a recognition of all that they have done over the past year.  We really enjoyed meeting everyone and the social time after the service provider an opportunity for people to meet fellow officers for networking and support."

The next two events are as follows:

Wednesday 11th December at St Swithin's, 12 Bank Street, Lincoln LN2 1DP from 6-8pm

Tuesday 17th December at St Hugh's Church, Old Brumby, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe DN16 2AG from 11am-1pm

Everyone is invited to bring a guest.