News and events Stories Introducing the March/April 2019 issue of Crosslincs Copies of the March/April 2019 issue of Crosslincs, our diocesan magazine, will soon be available in churches around the diocese. The lead story in the new issue centres on the next pilgrimage in the Journeys of Faith series, which will set off from Epworth on 27th March 2019. Beginning at Epworth Wesley Memorial Church, it is said that this pilgrimage will see participants walk, cycle, motorcycle, drive, take buses and even travel on horseback on their modern-day pilgrimage, which will take in 15 churches and other points of interest en route to Lincoln Cathedral. Elsewhere in the magazine we look ahead to the forthcoming international climate change conference, which is to be held in Lincoln from Friday, 30th August to Sunday, 1st September 2019. Titled Moana – Water of Life: Navigating Climate Change for Planetary Health, this event will be hosted by our diocese and the University of Lincoln, and a key feature of the conference will be to explore climate change with our link diocese of Polynesia. A double-page spread within the new issue looks at opportunities for churches to extend a warm welcome to visitors and work to preserve the church of St Peter and St Paul in Algarkirk, and elsewhere there is news of an award from the Church of England’s Strategic Development Fund that will be used to transform lives in our urban centres. In addition, we also mark the first anniversary of our learning communities, we have the latest in our ‘This Time on Monday’ series, in which people in our diocese discuss the impact of faith in their daily lives, and we have an update from our Children and Youth team and further news on Thy Kingdom Come 2019. The March/April issue also sees Archdeacon Justine offer an insight into the experiences that helped to form her new book, The Resilient Disciple, which has been published in time for Lent (see here for more); we hear about an appeal for volunteers from re:shape, a charity that specialises in leading a community response to sexual harm; and there is an extensive list of dates of forthcoming safeguarding-related training events to be held in the diocese. We also have the popular prize crossword and calendar of events, plus news from Lincoln Theological Network and details of recent announcements relating to our clergy. In addition to the printed copies of the magazine, a PDF version of the issue may be found here, and an Issuu-hosted ‘page-turning’ version is available here. The monthly diocesan prayer diary is available here. We hope that you enjoy the March/April 2019 issue of Crosslincs. Please do get in touch with 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 us for further details.