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Some Lincolnshire car drivers have stickers in their cars stating ‘Proud to be a Yellowbelly’ – the term ‘yellowbelly’ being a reference to someone born in Lincolnshire.  It may have originated from the Lincolnshire Regiment whose uniform was yellow across the front of the tunic.

We are proud to be Lincolnshire Methodists!

Not only is this a very beautiful part of God’s world but the District is driving forward with many exciting projects.

Over the next 12 months we will open a new day retreat centre at Lea near Gainsborough – The Little Retreat.

We are right at the forefront of seeking to challenge the rhetoric and prejudices that are impacting upon our social cohesion – Positive Prevention.

We have trained more than a dozen people who will take up chaplaincy in health centres.

We have ten Local Church Pastors exercising a collaborative and complementary ministry alongside Presbyters.

We are about to embark on a major District-wide consultation to draw up the successor to Toward 2020 Vision – this time known as Beyond 2020, Vision+.

I am proud to be a part of a team that takes seriously its role in the county of Lincolnshire – we do so with a great deal of joy and a deeply enriching faith.

Rev Bruce Thompson
Chair of District