Every year Scouts and Guides from around Grantham would normally mark St George's Day by taking part in the annual parade - a highlight of the town's year and well attended by its people. Unfortunately this has had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak but in its place will be a special service will be streamed via St Wulfram's Facebook Page. This will start at 3pm.

In the spirit of solidarity Scouts and Guides from around the county have now been invited to take part in the service. 

Father James Titley, assistant curate at St Wulfram's is district chaplain to Grantham Scouts. He has been a member of the Scouts since he was eight when he joined the 3rd Gainsborough (Whiteswood) as a Cub Scout. He then moved through all the sections until he became a Scout Leader in that same group at the age of 18, where he remained until he left Gainsborough for ordination training in 2016. James is still a registered Scout Leader. 

He said: "At St Wulfram's we are blessed with a thriving Scout Group (the 2nd Grantham) and I try to visit them often and be involved in parade services at the church. This year would have been my first year with responsibility for arranging the annual St George's Service in the church, and it is a joy to be able to now offer this online opportunity for us all to come together as both a Church, Scouting and Guiding family to make make our annual promise renewals."

This story was published on Wednesday 22nd April 2020.