Introducing the March/April 2018 issue of Crosslincs Copies of the March/April 2018 issue of Crosslincs, our diocesan magazine, will soon be available in churches around the diocese. The recent launch service for Learning Communities provides the cover feature, as we mark this special gathering as a diocesan family to celebrate the contexts for mission that are to be found in our diocese, and also hear of one community that is already underway. The new issue also includes an update from the diocesan Children & Youth Team, plus early news of plans for Thy Kingdom Come 2018, details of developments regarding the Community of St Hugh and news of events relating to intentional evangelism. The theme of hospitality and welcome is to the fore courtesy of a preview of the West Lindsey Churches Festival (a record 99 churches are set to take part this year), and we celebrate the recent investiture and installation of the Revd Dr Paul Overend as Chancellor of Lincoln and the investiture and installation of nine new canons. Elsewhere in the magazine, we hear of an ordinand’s experience of a placement in Hong Kong, and our celebration of lay ministry continues with reflections offered by a Reader and an Authorised Lay Minister. In addition, the regular Nature and Nurture column looks at caring for monuments in our churchyards, there is advance notice of this year’s Faith and the Environment Conference, plus there is the popular crossword, news items from groups and parishes and details of forthcoming events. In addition to the printed copies of the magazine, a PDF version of the issue is available 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 March/April 2018 issue of Crosslincs. Please do get in touch with Adrian Smith in 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 Adrian for further details.