There was a large congregation in Brigg Methodist Church at the Welcome Service for the Rev Ian Wales, the new Brigg-based Methodist Minister.
The Rev Wales will assume the reins from the Rev Enid Knowles, who is entering part time work as the minister having the pastoral oversight of Goxhill and Ulceby, as well being involved in the local Methodist Circuit-wide ministry.
The Rev Wales will take pastoral oversight of the Methodist churches near Brigg including Wrawby, Broughton and Barnetby.
The service was attended by local civic leaders, ecumenical and community representatives.
The Rev Wales has moved from Bexley-on-Sea in Sussex, where he also had pastoral responsibilities in Hastings and Rye.
He is no stranger to Northern Lincolnshire though, having been the Methodist minister for the Immingham area about 10 years ago.
The Rev Wales is pictured, second right, with, from left Mary Knaggs, Church Steward; Heather Bunker, Church Treasurer; Ann Ford, Circuit Steward; the Rev Enid Knowles. Jim Marr, Circuit Steward and the Rev Sue Wilcox, Superintendent Minister.