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The Lincolnshire District is at the forefront of many things in the Methodist Church. We are the first to initiate a District-wide Local Church Pastor Scheme; we are the first to be developing a District-wide Community Health Care Volunteer Chaplains scheme; and we are the first to be engaging in Positive Prevention, a partnership with Police and the County Council in training our ministers, lay workers and officers to be more aware of the issues relating to social media use and abuse.
In addition to these cutting-edge projects we are about to launch our first Sabbath Lincolnshire.

This will be on 18 February, the First Sunday of Lent. It is the day we recall that Jesus managed to avoid the temptation to take the easier route to satisfy himself and chose instead to do as God commanded. On that day we will be inviting people to make the day extra special by avoiding social media, washing the car, doing the garden or the shopping etc. In other words to keep the Sabbath – if only for one of the 52 days in the year.

These are just a few of the ways in which we think creatively about our discipleship and service.

We are realistic about the situation we find ourselves in and offer an authentic approach to life and witness.

Rev Bruce Thompson
Chair of District

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Communication Advice

   Communication Advice 2014    In 2015 various people across the District met to discuss Internet Etiquette, and here is what the group came up with:




The District Council is seeking to find volunteers to fill various District roles in the coming months.  Please consider if you can help with a particular area of work.

Lincolnshire Community Healthcare Chaplaincy

Community Healthcare Chaplaincy: the story so far

As a GP, the Medical Director for NHS North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group, and an ordinand with the Church of England, Dr Robert M Jaggs-Fowler has a vision for chaplains in GP surgeries.  In April 2017 Lincolnshire Methodist District took this project on....



Weekend Away at Launde Abbey

Following the first District lay weekend away last year we are pleased to announce that the 2018 weekend away will take place from 5th to 7th October 2018.  Please reserve your place as soon as possible.


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Lincoln Theological Society Lectures 2018

Passion Plays - The Mysterious Revivals of Religious Drama

Professor Jolyon Mitchell

Thursday 8 March 7.00 for 7.30

Jolyon Mitchell is Professor of Communications, Arts and Religion at the University of Edinburgh. He is president of the U.K.'s National Association for Theology and Religious Studies and directs a number of interdisciplinary research projects.

Educated at Cambridge, Durham and Edinburgh, Jolyon Mitchell worked as a producer and journalist for the BBC World Service and for Radio 4 before he went to Edinburgh where his teaching and research focuses on religion, violence and peace building with particular reference to 'The Arts'.

Because of his original research he is in demand as a lecturer all over the world.

Modern Stained Glass and Monastic Tradition

Dr Jonathan Koestle-Cate

Wednesday 16 May 7.00 for 7.30

The Food of Love - Music and Theology

Rev Richard King

Thursday 18 October 7.00 for 7.30

All lectures are in the Robert Hardy Building at Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln LN1 3DY


All Tickets £5.00, including wine or juice and parking, are available from:

Unicorn Tree Books in Lincoln Covered Market: 

Lincoln Cathedral Shop:

And on the door.





To be a pilgrim

As part of the Presidential and Vice-Presidential theme for 2017/18, a conference with the title ‘To Be a Pilgrim’ will take place at Cliff College from Friday evening 6th April through to Sunday lunch 8th April.

The programme offers a choice of variety of different topics and activities, with Rev Michaela Youngson, President-designate, as the keynote speaker. 

●●  What does pilgrimage have to offer Christians and the Church today?
●●  What might be distinctive about Methodist pilgrimage?
●●  Does pilgrimage have to involve a journey?
●●  Can pilgrimage be mission?

These and lots of other questions will be explored through worship, workshops, discussion and learning. There will be a chance to explore the Cliff College grounds and surrounding countryside, as well as experience pilgrimage through sedentary activities.

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