Christmas Wreath Festival - it ran through December 2017 and we invited individuals and groups to contribute a wreath! Our Christmas Fair in full swing! Di with her two helpful assistants on the bottle stall! Christmas Lunch for our congregation Alfie and Ruby with our vicar Nick Mags and Adrian enjoying Christmas lunch! Wednesday Lunch Club - Christmas Lunch Wednesday Lunch Club - Christmas Lunch Wednesday Lunch Club - Christmas Lunch The church ready for our Christingle service Building up the Crib at our Christingle service Christingles lit! The church ready for the Carols by Candlelight on Christmas Eve Merry Christmas from everyone at St Francis! Revd George Parrott TSSF, our guest preacher, speaking to a full church! Revd George with Barbara and Margaret, who renewed their Franciscan vows at this service. Our vicar Nick, with Mags B who painted our wonderful mural of St Francis in the entrance foyer. A closer look at our mural of St Francis Nick and Mags after the blessing and dedication of the new mural Maundy Thursday On Maundy Thursday we gather for a simple supper and liturgy, remembering the night before Jesus died Good Friday Our Good Friday devotions around the cross Good Friday Flowers laid around the cross as we remember the death and burial of Jesus Easter Vigil The blessing of the new fire and lighting of the Easter Candle - ancient traditions for Easter Eve! Easter Vigil Bringing the Easter Candle into church Easter Day The blessing of the Easter Garden Christmas Eve Our service of Carols by Candlelight on Christmas Eve 2016 Christmas Eve Our service of Carols by Candlelight on Christmas Eve 2016 Christingle The children gathering round the crib with their christingles Christingle Our Christingle service School Christmas service St Joseph's Primary Academy Christmas service Licensing The Revd Nick Nawrockyi with churchwardens Margaret Blades and Nigel Mumby at Nick's licensing service in Lincoln. Licensing The Revd Nick Nawrockyi, having been licensed to work at St Francis by the Bishop of Lincoln, Christopher Lowson Welcome cake! A wonderful cake designed for Nick's welcome service Cake cutting Our new parish priest cutting the cake Welcome to St Francis The church is ready for a big celebration! Bishop's blessing Nick receives a blessing from the Bishop of Grimsby Commitment to ministry Nick affirms his sense of calling and commitment to serving the community of St Francis, Cleethorpes Welcome! The congregation welcomes the new parish priest! Clergy friends Friends and colleagues joining the congregation to welcome Nick Clergy friends The clergy processes in at the beginning of the service The procession At the end of the service, the ministers processed out of the church The procession Clergy and others making their way to the back The processions Clergy and others making their way to the back A clergy gathering Nick and the Bishop of Grimsby surrounded by clergy friends who were there to support the church at this exciting time!