News and events Stories Introducing the September/October 2018 issue of Crosslincs Copies of the September/October 2018 issue of Crosslincs, our diocesan magazine, are now available in churches around the diocese.* The annual Year 5 Schools’ Festival at St Mary’s Church in Barton upon Humber provides the cover feature for the new issue, and the theme of education continues inside with coverage of the inaugural LAAT Awards Ceremony and news of the Bishop of Lincoln’s Ready for School Fund. As in previous years, we take the time to introduce our deacons ordained at Petertide, and we celebrate the life of our churches with a look back at the 800th anniversary of St Botolph’s Church in Quarrington and a preview of the forthcoming Horncastle and Villages Churches Festival (main picture). The latest issue also features a new regular feature, This Time on Monday, which will introduce us to some of the people in our diocese and the role and impact of their faith in their daily lives, and elsewhere in the magazine we have our regular columns focusing on children and youth, Fresh Expressions and the links between faith and sport. In addition, readers will find the latest offering in our series celebrating our local environment, the diocesan noticeboard and the popular 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 completing this form or 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 September/October 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.