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New Diocesan Registrar Announced

21 May 2014

The Bishop of Lincoln is delighted to announce the new Diocesan Registrar

The Bishop of Lincoln, the Right Reverend Christopher Lowson has today announced the appointment of a new Registrar for the Diocese of Lincoln.

Julie Robinson is a partner in the law firm Roythornes, one of the largest firms of solicitors in the East of England, which has its main office in Pinchbeck, near Spalding.

Julie and her team will provide legal advice to the bishop and the archdeacons, PCCs and parish clergy, and diocesan officers and committees. As Registrar of the Consistory Court, Julie will ensure the efficient running of the faculty system and support His Honour Judge Mark Bishop in his work as Chancellor.

Julie said, ‘It's a great privilege to be appointed at Diocesan Registrar and Legal Secretary to the Bishop of Lincoln. I look forward to meeting clergy and churchwardens in due course and supporting their work across the diocese.'

Bishop Christopher said, ‘Proper respect for law and procedures is an important element in pastoral care and in clarifying the duties and responsibilities of all who minister in the Church of England, so good legal advice is essential for all clergy and church officers. I am delighted to announce the appointment of Julie as the new Diocesan Registrar. Her considerable legal experience, enthusiasm for this new role and extensive knowledge of the area covered by the diocese will be a tremendous asset to the Diocese.'

Julie will take up her new role as Diocesan Registrar at the beginning of September 2014. Contact details will be circulated in due course.