Directory: Churches and People


06 May 2015

The Bishop of Lincoln is pleased to announce the following appointments:

The Reverend Julie Donn
Associate Priest in the Immingham Group.

“I am delighted to be able to return to my roots here in NE Lincolnshire, and, alongside the people of Immingham, look to where God is active, and join in.”

Prior to ordination she spent 15 years working for The Blue Cross animal welfare charity as the Community Fundraising Manager for the North of England.

Julie is a vocations adviser for the Diocese, and is both a member and secretary of the diocesan liturgical committee. Some of Julie's chaplaincy work extends to Butlins, and to St Barnabas Hospice, Skegness Hospital.

Julie was born near Grimsby, and her family still live in the area. She began her career as an industrial chemist in Immingham, before working with the long term unemployed in Grimsby and Hull. Julie was married for 20 years to Alistair (who sadly died in 2003) and now lives at home with 4 dogs, Biggles, Lulu, Tyke & Winnie and Khafre the 20 year old cat. She enjoys DIY, gardening and being with family and friends.

The Bishop of Grimsby, will preside at the licensing service on
Thursday 16th July in St Andrew’s Church, Immingham

The Reverend David Swannack 
Rector of the benefice of Messingham and
Priest in Charge of Scotter w East Ferry, Scotton w Northorpe. 

Born in Gainsborough and spending the largest majority of his life in the county, David considers himself a truly home grown “Lincolnshire Lad”. 

David is married to Sue, a teacher, and has two children; Rachel 21 years, who now lives in Barton and Ben 13 years.

David's early career was in banking, and after 14 years he moved into the charity sector and began work with the charity CARE. Based in North East Lincolnshire, the charity works with disadvantaged families and marginalised groups, largely in the fields of poverty and homelessness.

David trained for ordination with the Lincoln School of Theology, before taking a post as Assistant Curate at Frodingham and New Brumby in Scunthorpe, where he has been for the last 4 years. This is David’s first post as an incumbent, and he relishes the opportunity to serve in a part of the county he loves and feels he owes a great deal to. 

The Bishop of Grimsby, will preside at the service of collation and induction on
Tuesday 23 June at Holy Trinity Church, Messingham