In the week that St Wulfram’s in Grantham launched a Community Coat Rail as part of Keeping Grantham Warm, the Bishop of Lincoln has encouraged people around the diocese to look out for one another during the adverse weather conditions (see here).

Earlier this week, the team at Boston Stump extended an invitation to those in need to visit the church to receive a hot drink and something to eat, and since this time further donations have been gratefully received from the local community.

At the time of writing, donations of food and clothing, including items for dogs, have been received, and the church’s own Warm Rail has also been well used. As a result of donations received from M&S, Iceland and local school lunch suppliers (Willoughby Foods), more than 30 people have so far received shelter, food and drinks during this cold weather.

We would be very pleased to receive news of further examples of people supporting one another around the diocese, and also photographs of our churches, such as those below which have been gratefully received from the Revd Kathryn Darby at St Andrew’s in Kirton in Lindsey and also St Matthews Church in Skegness, featuring the Revd Christine Anderson and the Revd Michelle Houldershaw. The most recent photo, a striking scene captured by Peter Broadley and published at the foot of the page, has been sent to us by the Revd Richard Crossland, Rector at All Saints, Nettleham. (Please send your photos to the Communications Officer.)

The latest resource offered as part of The Homilies Project might be particularly helpful for this Sunday. For more details please see here.

In the meantime we continue to pray for those who are working so hard to ensure our safety and well-being.