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Harvest celebrations:

3rd October2021

A wonderful service as we celebrated our harvest festival, Julies first service as a licensed reader followed by a delicious lunch of soup, pie and peas and apple crumble.

Huge thankyou to all those who took part in there service, for those helped to prepare, and serve this beautiful meal and for all the wonderful produce given which was donated to our local food bank.

Jenny’s Ordination

3rd July 2021 at Lincoln Cathedral

A lovely reflective service as Jenny was ordained a Deacon .

Jenny will serve her curacy in the parishes of Great Coates, Little Coates and Bradly in Grimsby.

Jenny: our prayers and love go with you as you begin your this next phase in you journey with God.

All things work together for good to those that love God, to those that are called according to his purpose” Psalm 138:8

Jenny moves onto pastures new

Today we said goodbye to Jenny Camm, our ordinand. As she prepares for her ordination to the diaconate on 3rd July, Jenny is preparing to move to her new parish of St Nicholas, Great Coates, Grimsby where she will serve her curacy.

Its being such a privillage and a joy for us to share Jenny’s journey in her desire to serve God and we send her on her way with much love and prayer many blessings

Jenny: “the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you” numbers 6;25

Holy WEEK 2021 to Pentecost Details-Livestream on Facebook

With the Closure of the Church (due to Covid-19 Restrictions) for public worship until further notice we include below the Holy Week Broadcast livestream Church Services

John 10.10( The Message Bible) Jesus said ‘…. I came so they can have real … life more and better life than they ever dreamed of.

St Augustine said’ Entrust the past to God’s mercy,the present to God’s love, and the future to God’s providence.’

Prayer: God the Provider and Sustainer ,I entrust my whole life into Your loving care. Calm all my anxieties and keep me save in You.

Palm Sunday 28 March 10,00am

Monday 29 March to Maunday Easter 4 April Daily Cycle of Prayer

Bishop of Lincoln – Daily Reflection on facebook.com/lincolnbishopsoffice/

Tuesday 30 March Diocese of Lincoln 11.00am Eucharist on facebook.com/Lincoln.Cathedral/

Good Friday 2 April 12noon Reflection on Stations of the Cross

2pm Evening Prayer

Easter Sunday 4 April 10,00am Easter Eucharist

Sunday after Easter 11 April 10,30am Cathedral Service on facebook.com/Lincoln.Cathedral/

Holy Week to Pentecost Bishop Christopher Weekly Reflection on facebook.com p/lincolnbishopsoffice/

Christingle Service

Its Christingle Time: “Come and join the Celebration”

This Sunday 20th December at 10am

Due to Covid 19 restrictions our Christingle Service this year will take place during our morning Service.

Places are limited to 60.

A wonderful joyful service for all the family when we will light our Christingles and celebrate the birth of Jesus

Scunthorpe leads the way with Eco Church in the Diocese: article in Crosslincs magazine: May 2020

St Hugh’s, Old Brumby, Scunthorpe has been awarded a Bronze Eco Church award and The Haven (formerly known as Westcliffe) has just received its Silver award.
For those starting out on their Eco Church journey, who may feel daunted at what is required, ordinand Jenny Camm wants to encourage everyone that it’s not as hard as you might think.
“I was on placement in Nettleham, as part of my formation training,” she says. “The team who are there thought this would be a great mission project. Richard Crossland, Vicar and Rural Dean, is indeed looking for the whole Deanery to get this award. We had the whole congregation involved, produced an action plan, including having a day in May making bug hotels, and much more – and then it all had to stop!”
“Reflecting on this,” she adds, “I realised that my own church, St Hugh’s, was already doing most of what was required.”
The Eco Church awards help you look at what you do in worship and teaching, with your buildings and land, community and local engagement and our lifestyle – what do we do that has a positive effect on wildlife, the needs of the world and its people.
Jenny continues – “We have just had LED lighting installed in our church buildings, our toilet is now ‘Twinned’ with one in Uganda, we use recycled toilet paper, have screens for many services, and cut down paper use in many other ways too. We manage the green area around church for the benefit of the local wildlife and community.”
Vicar, Cameron Martin explains “We regularly address the issues of renewal of creation and social justice in line with the fourth and fifth marks of mission that has been adopted by the worldwide Anglican Communion. In the words of Pope Francis – ‘To protect creation, to protect every man and every woman, to look upon them with tenderness and love – is to open up a horizon of hope.’ Global Engagement is very important to me and as a church we support Fairtrade, WaterAid and Tearfund. We have links to the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, have a monthly Ramblers group, do regular pilgrimages including St Cuthbert’s Way and St Hilda’s Way last year, have outdoor services and generally encourage people to appreciate the countryside.”
“It hasn’t been a big stress for the congregation to do this,” Jenny concludes. “It was harder to agree to move to recyclable cups for coffee rather than plastic. We switched because we thought that was right, but now we’ve decided to go back to washing up the china ones as that is even more eco-friendly!”
“We will definitely be going for Silver award when we get back into church again.”
The Church of England, as part of its Annual Returns, is currently carrying out a Energy Footprinting exercise. Perhaps that will be the trigger for your own church to look at becoming an Eco Church? And the national church has set itself a target of becoming Carbon Neutral by 2030. That may seem a real ‘stretch goal’ but, as a certain supermarket chain says – ‘Every little helps.’