News and events Stories Introducing the May/June 2019 issue of Crosslincs Copies of the May/June 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 forthcoming international conference, hosted by the diocese and the University of Lincoln, that will employ science and theology to consider climate change. Archbishop Winston Halapua will be one of the speakers at Moana – Water of Life: Navigating Climate Change For Planetary Health, which will be held in Lincoln from Friday, 30th August – Sunday, 1st September 2019, and an introductory film may be viewed below: Details of the conference programme and booking information may be found here.Elsewhere in the magazine we hear from our link diocese of Polynesia and the recent episcopal ordination and installation of Fereimi Cama as their new Bishop and Archbishop of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia; we hear how our bishops and curates have been responding to an evangelism-related challenge issued by Archbishop Justin Welby; and we look ahead to Thy Kingdom Come 2019 and our special event in Lincoln Cathedral on Saturday, 8th June 2019. A double-page spread looks at how churches in Waddington and Spilsby are seeking to reach out to their respective communities, and Julie Miles, Head of RE at The St Lawrence Academy in Scunthorpe, is featured in the regular ‘This Time on Monday’ series, in which people in our diocese discuss the impact of faith in their daily lives. Young people are our focus across three pages, with Paul Taylor, a Families Worker in Haxey, sharing something of his role and offering helpful advice on how churches might make long-lasting connections with local groups. The Revd Ian Walters, Vicar of the Gosberton Group of Parishes, picks up the community theme with his reflections on how his parishes have found a way to bring the local community together, and the Revd Michelle Godbold and the Revd Canon Angela Pavey help us to look forward to the forthcoming Together in Ministry celebration in Lincoln Cathedral. With a National Sports Sunday now not too far away (19th May 2019), the Revd Alan Wright shares something of his role as Chaplain at Scunthorpe United Football Club and points to a special celebration of sport service that is to be held at St Mary's Church in Barton-upon-Humber on that day at 9.30am. We also have the popular prize crossword and calendar of events, plus news items 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 May/June 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.