News and events Stories Introducing the November/December 2019 issue of Crosslincs Copies of the November/December 2019 issue of Crosslincs, our diocesan magazine, will soon be available in churches around the diocese. The Church of England’s Advent and Christmas campaign, #FollowTheStar, provides the lead story for the new issue. As detailed in the piece, there will be a range of materials available for use in parishes and by individuals, and parishes are being encouraged to advertise their events and services on their page on www.achurchnearyou.com, which now receives more than 38.5 million page-views each year. Elsewhere in the new issue, we hear of the great success of the first Lincolnshire Wolds and Coast Churches Festival, of the strengthening of an ecumenical link and friendship between St Denys’ Church in Sleaford and the Parish of Sint Kruis (Holy Cross) in Brugge, and of how St George’s Church in Crosby seeks to serve the local community. Members of the Foodbank staff at St George’s Church in Crosby. We dip into Lincoln Cathedral to hear more about ‘Sacred Space’, we visit one of our schools and talk about climate change with our friends from Polynesia, and we focus on a special project that is intended to mark a 100-year relationship between RAF Scampton and the village church. There is an extended ‘This Time on Monday’ feature, offering an opportunity to hear more about the work of Dr Jo Lusi and HEAL Africa, a piece on ecumenism, a personal story of faith, plus we have our popular prize crossword, news from around the diocese, details of recent clergy announcements and our calendar of forthcoming events. As well as 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 November/December 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.