News and events Stories Introducing the new issue of Crosslincs Copies of the November/December 2018 issue of Crosslincs, our diocesan magazine, are now available in churches around the diocese.* Journeys of Faith provides the cover story for the new issue, and the story offers an account of a recent pilgrimage from Louth to Lincoln and looks forward to forthcoming pilgrimages planned for the areas of Epworth and Boston. A series to celebrate social justice and religious freedom, further details on the pilgrimages are also available here. To coincide with Remembrance Sunday and 100 years since the end of WWI, we were pleased to hear of a cascade of thousands of poppies that has been fixed to the side of the church tower in Kirton in Lindsey. This spectacular sight, which has attracted many visitors to date, is complemented by further poppy-themed displays by the local community inside St Andrew’s Church, and a very warm welcome awaits (the displays are available to view until 11th November 2018). The themes of welcome and hospitality are to the fore in a spread featuring church festivals in the diocese, and there is a reminder of how A Church Near You can help support our churches in terms of offering information and publicity. The latest issue also features the second part of our new regular feature, This Time on Monday, which seeks to introduce us to some of the people in our diocese and the role and impact of their faith in their daily lives, and Messy Church is the subject of our regular column on Fresh Expressions. Elsewhere our Nature and Nurture series looks at the hibernation habits of bats, plus there is news of the Church of England’s Advent and Christmas campaign, the return of the popular Prize Crossword and also the calendar of forthcoming events. *Thank you to those readers who have responded to the letter sent to them with their copy/copies of the March/April issue, and who have indicated that they wish to continue to receive the magazine. It is possible to request copies of the magazine on behalf of parishes by contacting the Communications Office. 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 expanded, and now monthly, diocesan prayer diary is available here. We hope that you enjoy the November/December 2018 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.