For centuries the church of St.Botolph, the ‘Stump’,  has stood at the heart of the community of Boston, both the town itself and the surrounding area. Through golden days and tragedy it has been an icon of community, of this place and of the Christian faith.

During these unprecedented times, like others throughout the world, we are enduring challenges, hardship and tragedy,  both as individuals and as a community.  Here in the Parish of Boston we want to mark what we are all going through and so beginning on May 7th, the ‘Stump’ will be lit every Thursday evening  as a symbol of respect, solidarity and hope.  It will shine as a beacon to honour those whose endure.  It will shine as a light of hope in the darkness of these times.