Image

Mary Vickers

Mary Vickers
author
Mary Vickers moved to North East Lincolnshire in 2010, from the Wiltshire/Hampshire border, to become Urban and Industrial Chaplain NELincs. Made redundant in 2017, she's maintained many of her connections within the business, faith, and other local communities. She's also decided to stay here rather than return to either the south or her husband's native Yorkshire, so that she can continue to enjoy and help promote the positives of NELincs.

Twelfth Night, Epiphany, and all that!

Epiphany is the first Christian holiday after Christmas, and falls on 6th January, but when is Twelfth Night and are…

Shining a light on Hanukkah

The Jewish festival of Hanukkah started at sunset yesterday (22 Dec 2019). It lasts for 8 days. Hanukkah is known…

Fascinating facts about the shortest day of the year

Today, 22 December, is the shortest day of the year in the UK. In the northern hemisphere, the shortest day…

Is there more to Advent than calendars with daily gifts?

We’re all familiar with Advent Calendars, and that Advent happens in the run-up to Christmas, but what actually is it?…

Sikhs celebrate the birth of their founder

Sikhs around the world are joining together to celebrate 550 years since the birth of Guru Nanak – the religion’s…

Remembrance and Poppies

In the UK, Remembrance Sunday is always the Sunday nearest to 11th November.  Poppies have become an important symbol of…

Muslims celebrate the Birth of the Prophet Muhammad

Muslims across the world will celebrate Milad ul Nabi this week, – the festival which marks the Birthday of the…

YMCA receives major grant towards their new centre on Freeman Street

YMCA Humber is delighted to have been awarded £3,325,000 in funding from Homes England, the government’s housing agency, to support…

YMCA receives major grant towards their new centre on Freeman Street

YMCA Humber is delighted to have been awarded £3,325,000 in funding from Homes England, the government’s housing agency, to support…

Rastafari celebrate the coronation of Emperor Haile Selassie

One of the holiest days of their year, Rastafari people are today (2nd November) celebrating Haile Selassie’s accession to the…