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Christmas 2018
 from local churches and brief CTSD council meeting notes & links

Christmas services listing and downloadable brochure available (7/12/2018)

Karis House (in association with Lighthouse church) has a new web address (11/18)

July 2018Space4U closes its doors after some eleven years serving the community

Royal Wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan, 19 May 2018; see more on the dispensation for the need for a TV licence, the BBC news item on dispensation and notes for churches and community groups intending to offer showing of the Royal Wedding to their communities

Easter services listing and brochure available on this website (27/3)

Palm Sunday, 25 March
10:15am Churches Together in Spalding & District ecumenical service, starting in Holland Market and concluding at St Mary & St Nicolas with preacher Chris Duffett;
poster also available for download
Thursday 15 March
, 7 for 7:30pm: CTSD council meeting at Spalding Baptist. Agenda included 
RoadHoG bus, GDPR, Space4U, Sound system, 
Finance, Christian Aid weekPalm SundayGood FridayPentecostMission 2018 initiatives update, October preacher exchange and Easter services

Lent at Broad Street - more details on our February & March pages

Lent at St Mary & St Nicolas - a series on prayer: Be still and know

2018 - the CTSD Year of Mission.  See also

See also our News archives, including News from 20192017
Monday 12 November
, 7:30pm: 
CTSD Council Meeting at Lighthouse; agenda included: appointment of secretary, finance, lay chair, preacher exchange review, 29 January 2019 day of prayer and fasting, Lent 2019 'Songs of the Cross', Palm Sunday 2019, Street Pastors, Christian Aid loose change fortnight from 27 January 2019, Dementia interactive session, Preacher Exchange Sunday 20 January 2019, AGM Monday 21 January 2019, venue tba 
Christmas 2018

Christmas services listing available, including The Christmas Angel on 1 December at St Mary & St Nicolas.
Downloadable poster for community notice boards below

Thursday 13 September, CTSD Council Meeting (planned for St Mary & St Nicolas) postponed by Steve Weatherly-Barton, clergy chair (7/9) and later cancelled (26/10). (See also Josh Barry)

Tuesday 3 July, 7 for 7:30pm: CTSD council meeting at St Paul's cancelled (30/6)

Sunday 20 May: Paul Wheeler's address on the need for the Holy Spirit at the Churches Together service has been recorded; more from Lighthouse

Wednesday 9 May, 7 for 7:30pm: CTSD council meeting at St John's with presentation by Richard Morrison on the work, mutual support and opportunities in the South Lincs branch of the Gideons. Agenda included GDPR, Street Pastors, Royal Wedding, Thy Kingdom Come, CTSD Year of Mission (Spalding Baptist 9/6 & St Norbert's - twinned with Peacehaven - parish mission with Sion's Visiting Team 30/4 onwards)Pentecost

Good Friday, 30 March
: church services listing and poster for the CTSD 
walk of witness available

Friday 2 March: Women's World Day of Prayer: "All God's Creation is very good" 
prepared by the Christian women of Suriname. Services:
10:30am: St Paul's
2:00pm: Gosberton Methodist (cancelled due to snow, 1/3)
7:00pm: St Mary's, Whaplode

Tuesday 23 January, 7:30pm (doors open for prayer from 7:00), CTSD Council AGM at St Thomas's Road followed by council meeting - agenda included: Lay Chair & Publicity Officer; Preacher Exchange 21/114/10/2018 & 20/1/2019; forward planning for LentPalm SundayGood FridayPentecostMission 2018 initiatives from individual churches including  Doug HorleyChloe ReynoldsJeff Lucas and shoebox (Calvary); financial planning & 2018 budget, GDPR, Good Friday sound system and letting policies.
AGM reports available for download at the foot of this page
16 November: Forward dates for Council Meetings:

Tuesday 23 January, St Thomas's Road (AGM)
Thursday 15 March, Spalding Baptist (
including RoadHoG bus presentation - with the bus, confirmed 23/1)
Wednesday 9 May, St John's
Tuesday 3 July, St Paul's
Thursday 13 September, St Mary & St Nicolas
Monday 12 November, Lighthouse (tbc)

Flower Festivalslisting available for local church flower & craft festivals from April to September. Posters and pictures as they become available

18-25 January
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity; CTBI theme: That all may be free

Sunday 21 JanuaryCTSD Pulpit exchange; details on our Diary page for January
Ecumenical Matters,
14 Jan 2018, 10:25
Ecumenical Matters,
19 Dec 2018, 00:17