The Christmas service listing continued to be edited throughout December

Tuesday 15 November, 7:30pm: CTSD Meeting, St Thomas's Road Methodist with Christine Smith (lay chair) and Rev Anthony Walker (clergy chair) (left):Space4U, AgapeCare, Christian Aid, Chappell Centre (downloadable petition attached at the bottom of this webpage; see also Spalding Guardian), Preacher Exchange, Lent lectures, WPCU, Palm Sunday and Easter arrangements, 2012 CTSD meetings (12/1, 13/3, 9/5, 5/7, 17/9 & 13/11), CTSD Christingle service on 4 December

Monday 19 September, 7:30pm: CTSD Meeting, Broad Street Methodist:

Space4U, Credit Union (downloadable LincUp poster pdf at the foot of this page), Christmas service marketing, Christian Aid

Wednesday 5 October: early publication of Christmas church services listing within the Lights Switch-on brochure; the listing and brochure are also available on this website

Saturday 3 September, 3:00pm: Service of Welcome at Broad Street Methodist: Rev Alan Barker, superintendent minister (Holbeach and contributor to Assemblies.org.uk), and Rev Margaret Mwailu to serve at Broad Street and local churches with District Chair Rev Bruce Thompson and greetings from ecumenical friends including (r) Rev Anthony Walker.

Thursday 1 September, 7:30pm: MU Any Questions at St Mary & St Nicolas' church hall - cancelled (by 31 August 2011)

Sunday 17 July: Congratulations to Rev Vaughan Pollard on the announcement of his appointment to be vicar of St John's, Clayton. The service of institution was on Tuesday 1 November with Bishop Nick Baines

Thursday 7 July, 7:30pm: CTSD council meeting at Spalding Baptist:

Christian Aid, AgapeCare food bank, King James Bible favourite verses, Party in the Park, Street Pastors, Awareness Sunday, Back to Church Sunday (see 18 July and 25 September); the next meetings are on 19 September at Broad Street and 15 November at St Thomas's Road Methodist.

Rev Jenny Park cut a cake celebrating her contribution to the ecumenical life of the Church (r).

Thursday 30 June: Farewell buffet for Rev Jenny Park

Pentecost Sunday, 12 June: CTSD Party in the Park at Ayscoughee Gardens from 2 until 4:30pm - cancelled due to inclement weather.

A display of favourite verses as part of the celebrations of the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. The top ten favourite verses nominated in the area are available on this website.

June 2011: Messy Church coordinator for Lincolnshire: Rev Ian Walters, Gosberton

Wednesday 11 May, 7:30pm: CTSD council meeting at St Paul's:Christian Aid week, review of recent events, Back to Church Sunday (see 18 July and 25 September), Party in the Park, King James Bible - now with displays across the area including Bookmark (r), The Bible in Voice and Verse on 9 June, Agapecare food bank, South Holland Community Furniture Recycling Project and Christingle in the Crescent

Flower Festivals: included many on the theme of marriage and included live big screen showing of the Royal Wedding

Royal Wedding: churches with live big screen showing on Friday 29 April include: St Paul's (PE11 2HY)

Good Friday, 22 April: 10:00am processions from St Thomas's Road Methodist and St Mary & St Nicolas churches, meeting in Hall Place for the Good Friday Open Air service (Baptist church if wet). Poster attached at the foot of this page

Palm Sunday, 17 April: Procession leaving Holland Markets at 10:15am to St Mary & St Nicolas church for 10:45am with children's activities at Spalding Baptist, Swan Street; organised by CTSD. The procession and service included readings, prayers and music by choir and ecumenical music group; the address was given by Dr Pete Atkins, chair of CTAL, encouraging the adoption of three virtues seen in Jesus on the day of his entry into Jerusalem on a donkey: ensure our timing is God's timing, be prepared for the cost of following God and be like Jesus himself in his courage and humility.

2011 Lent Lecture series details now available: each Monday evening lecture from 14 March until 11 April at Spalding Baptist church, PE11 1BT.

There is opportunity to contribute to the 400th anniversary celebrations of the King James Bible; downloads and more information are available on the Lent Lecture page of this website.

Tuesday 15 March, 7:30pm: CTSD Meeting, Spalding URC, PE11 1QD.

The meeting included Hope Together (and pre-planning for Hope 2014), Street Pastors, Palm Sunday service starting at 10:15am from Holland Market, Good Friday outdoor service, Party in the Park for Pentecost, Christmas 2011 in The Crescent working group and a Discipleship road show in April. Next meeting: 11 May at St Paul's

Sunday 13 March, 6:30pm: 'I was hungry and you fed me', with Judy Perry, Christian Aid representative; first in the Holbeach Methodist church Lent talks series

Disasters support: Stewardship Services have published links for on-line gifts to the British Red Cross, Save the Children and World Vision (14 March 2011)

Friday 11 March Free lecture 7:30pm at Lincoln University; Professor Robert White FRS on "Climate Change: The Scientific, Ethical and Moral Challenges." Forms and more background at the foot of the March page on this website.

March 2011: Calvary's Bible Study now meets on Wednesdays at 7pm (rather than Tuesdays)

More info via the Lent Lectures page on this website

Friday 4 March: Women's World Day of Prayer, theme How many loaves have you? written by the women of Chile; local speaker: Lesley Pemberton

10:30am service at Broad Street Methodist church, Spalding

2:30pm service at All Saints, Holbeach (with speaker Rev Margaret Barsley)

7:30pm service at United Reformed Church, Pinchbeck Road, Spalding

18-25 January: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: 'All things in common'

Monday 17 January: Christian Unity Service at St Thomas Road Methodist, PE11 2XX

Tuesday 11 January, 7:30pm: CTSD AGM at St John's, PE11 1JQ. A warm welcome to Rev Robert Sheard, attending even before his Induction Service at Spalding URC on Saturday.Rev Jenny Park to remain as clergy chair until her retirement in July 2011. Christine Smith to remain as lay chair for a further year to provide continuity. Ros Lukins to be secretary, Clive Bourne as treasurer.

Subscription rates remain at £1.50 per member at subscribing churches.

Brief introductions to the More than Gold and Hope for the Future initiatives and update on the exploration of exemption for TV licences for churches for the Royal Wedding.

Meeting dates for 2011: 15 March, 11 May, 7 July, 19 September and 15 November. The next AGM to be on 12 January 2012

Fridays 8, 15 & 22 January, 10:00am - 5:30pm: PowerPoint training with The Family Friendly Churches Trust, The Deepings Methodist church, Deeping St James, PE6 8HD. Fees: £30 for each day.

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