On Sunday 3rd July at 4pm, St Botolph’s Church held a Service of Friendship led by Revd Alyson Buxton. It was an opportunity for a time of prayer & reflection for the town to come together in these uncertain times. St Botolph’s is a church where hospitality is shown for all, regardless of politics or nationality. It is a sacred place for the community where all humanity is nurtured and valued. Over 120 people attended the service from all the communities of Boston. We were also joined by the Mayor of Boston councillor Stephen Woodliffe and the Bishop of Grantham, Rt Revd Nicholas Chamberlain. During the service there was a time for people to come and place a stone upon the altar following a time of silent reflection. After the service afternoon tea was served which gave a time for the community to share their lives & experiences with each other.
The Parish of Boston is a proud member of the Inclusive Church network who’s core belief is: “We believe in inclusive Church – church which does not discriminate, on any level, on grounds of economic power, gender, mental health, physical ability, race or sexuality. We believe in a Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ.”
This week there will be a special prayer space designated for people to light candles and share their prayers for themselves, the town and country.