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The Bishop · The Suffragan Bishop
The Diocesan Secretary · The Archdeacons · The Diocesan Registrar
Accounts and Finance · Clergy and Stipends · Communications · IT

Child Protection and Vulnerable Adults
Church Buildings: Diocesan Advisory Committee
Education: Church Schools · Estates and Housing · Education for Ministry
Lay Ministry & Discipleship · Parish Development · Youth Work


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 The Diocese of Lincoln
Edward King House
Minster Yard

For general enquiries, telephone 01522 50 40 50

The Bishop of Lincoln

The Bishop of Lincoln

The Bishop of Lincoln (copyright Westminster Abbey)



The Bishop of Lincoln
The Rt Revd Christopher Lowson
01522 50 40 90


The Old Palace
Minster Yard






The Rt Revd Christopher Lowson is the 73rd Bishop of Lincoln. He was educated at Newcastle Cathedral School, Consett Grammar School and King’s College London and ordained in 1978. He began his ordained ministry as an Assistant Curate in Richmond, Surrey, and was successively Priest in charge then Vicar at Holy Trinity, Eltham. From 1982 to 1985 he was Chaplain at Avery Hill College and then of Thames Polytechnic to 1991 when he became Vicar of Petersfield and Rector of Buriton.

He held this appointment for eight years, for the last four of which he was also Rural Dean of Petersfield. In 1999 he became Archdeacon of Portsmouth which then almost immediately split into two Archdeacon of the Meon; and Archdeacon of Portsdown, the latter of which he was until 2006. In that year he was appointed Director of the Ministry Division of the Archbishops’ Council and Priest Vicar of Westminster Abbey, posts he held until his consecration to the Episcopate. Christopher Lowson was consecrated a bishop on 21 September at Westminster Abbey and enthroned at Lincoln Cathedral on 12 November.

The Bishop's Chaplain
The Revd Sal McDougall
01522 50 40 94

The Bishop's Senior Executive Officer
Mrs Jennie Henley
01522 50 40 92

Media enquiries
Mr Will Harrison
01522 50 40 33

The Suffragan Bishop 

 Bishop of Grimsby

The Bishop of Grimsby
The Rt Revd Dr David Court
01522 50 40 92


Diocesan Secretary

The Diocesan Secretary
Ms Angela Sibson OBE
01522 50 40 32

The PA to the Diocesan Secretary

Mrs Mickey Tucker-Lowe
01522 50 40 32
The Acting Assistant Diocesan Secretary (Synodical and Communications)
Mr Will Harrison
01522 50 40 33


The Archdeacon of Stow and Lindsey 
In Vacancy 

103 Newport
Tel : 01522 50 40 89
07809 52 19 95


Tim Barker - Archdeacon of Lincoln

The Archdeacon of Lincoln
The Venerable Tim Barker
103 Newport

Tel : 01522 50 40 95
07590 95 00 41

Tim moved to Lincolnshire in 1998, after working in the Diocese of Chester since his ordination in 1980 as a parish priest, communications officer and Bishop’s Chaplain. Tim was Vicar of Spalding and District Dean of the Elloe Deaneries until he became Archdeacon of Lincoln in September 2009. He was a member of the Cathedral Chapter for eight years, and is one of the three clergy members from the Diocese of Lincoln serving on the Church of England’s General Synod. Tim is enjoying visiting the different communities in south Lincolnshire, meeting local parish leaders and getting to know the many beautiful churches in the area. His interests include walking, exploring churches and cathedrals, travel, listening to classical music and visiting art galleries.


Justine Allain Chapman
The Archdeacon of Boston
The Venerable Dr Justine Allain Chapman
103 Newport

Tel : 01522 50 40 39
07715 07 79 93

Justine Allain Chapman comes to the Diocese of Lincoln from the South East Institute for Theological Education where she was Vice Principal and Director of Practical Theology.

Having been a Head of Religious Studies in a North London Secondary School, Justine trained for ordination at Lincoln Theological College and then ministered for ten years in the Diocese of Southwark as a Curate and as a Vicar.

Speaking of her appointment, Justine said: "I am delighted to be taking up this new role as archdeacon and with a focus on developing our Christian discipleship across the whole diocese. 

"Enabling deeper discipleship has been a passion of mine as a parish priest and as a teacher preparing people for ministry, ordained and lay, and so to come to the Diocese of Lincoln in this new phase of its life is a challenging and exciting prospect."

Justine's own particular research has been in how people can be strengthened as human beings and as Christians through the experience of adversity. She has written a book about this called Resilient Pastors: the role of adversity in Healing and Growth which was published last year.

Justine and her husband Thomas will be returning to an area they have lived in as students and which their four children have often come to visit their grandparents. Justine enjoys swimming, yoga and cooking for family and friends. A member of a book group, she particularly enjoys reading detective fiction reportedly because - unlike life and ministry - all the loose ends get tied up. 


The Archdeacons' PAs and support officers are as follows:

Angela Wilson - PA & Clegy HR Officer
Telephone : 01522 50 40 89

Jane Leighton - PA & Clergy Appointments Officer
Telephone : 01522 50 40 39

Gini Hunt - PA & Office and Projects Manager
Telephone - 01522 50 40 95

The main office number for the Archdeacons' office is : 01522 50 40 95


The Diocesan Registrar

The Diocesan Registrar
Julie Robinson
01775 842557

Accounts and Finance

Head of Finance
Peter Gaskell
01522 50 40 53
See Finance

Pastoral and Stipends


See Clergy and Stipends


Communications Officer

Michelle Lees
01522 50 40 34 / 07885 99 99 07  

Media and Press Officer

Daniel Herrick
01522 50 40 37  

Bishop's Press Officer
Will Harrison
01522 50 40 34  

 See News and Media

Church buildings: Diocesan Advisory Committee

The DAC Secretary
Keith Halliday
01522 50 40 46
See Church Buildings

Education - Church Schools

Diocesan Director of Education
Jackie Waters-Dewhurst
01522 50 40 10
See Diocesan Education Centre 

Estates and Housing

The Deputy Diocesan Surveyor
Nicholas Turner
01522 50 40 40
See Property

Education for Ministry

Director of Ordinands and Vocations
Canon Dr Jeffrey Heskins
07590 95 00 40

See Training Development

Lay Ministry & Discipleship

Discipleship & Lay Ministry Officer
This post is currently vacant

Parish Development

Simon Bland
01522 50 40 61

Youth Work

Children & Youth Officer
Mr Dave Rose
01522 50 40 66
See Lincoln Diocese Children Youth Service


Debbie Johnson
07712 32 13 61
See  Safeguarding

Please note that the contact details of all clergy and readers in the Diocese can be found by using the search facility at the top of the page. Unless shown above, addresses of Diocesan officers are
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