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The Diocese of Lincoln
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The Bishop of Lincoln
The Rt Revd Christopher Lowson
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The Old Palace
The Rt Revd Christopher Lowson is the 72nd 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 will hold 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 PA
Mrs Deborah Mathews
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The Bishop of Grimsby
This post is vacant
Bishop Tim is a Yorkshireman who rejoices to live and work in Lincolnshire. Trained at King's College, London and St Augustine's College, Canterbury, he has a special interest in ecclesiastical architecture in which he gained a Doctorate from York University. Tim's parish ministry was in urban parishes in Manchester, Salford and Sheffield until he came to Lincolnshire as Archdeacon. A keen supporter and season ticket holder at Sheffield Wednesday, Bishop Tim also enjoys travel, fine wines, modern music and Jack Russell dogs. The Church in Lincolnshire, he says, is about "transforming ourselves, our communities and the world into the image of God - an image of justice, peace and love." His present ministry covers the southern half of the County of Lincolnshire.
For further opinions, views and articles please visit Bishop Tim's Blog page linked below.
The Assistant to the Bishop of Grantham is Jane Leighton
The Assistant to the Diocesan Secretary is Jennie Henley
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The Archdeacon of Stow and Lindsey
The Venerable Jane Sinclair
Since her arrival in the Diocese of Lincoln in 2007, Jane has been enjoying getting to know the people and communities of the northern half of the diocese (the archdeaconries of Stow and Lindsey). Jane has been in full-time ministry since 1983, serving as a deaconess, deacon and, from 1994, as a priest. Her past appointments have given her experience of parish life, theological education, cathedral ministry, the Liturgical Commission and the General Synod. Jane enjoys singing, concerts, walking, reading novels, cooking and enjoying a glass of wine with friends. When she is not out and about in the diocese, Jane is probably to be found on a remote headland in Orkney watching birds – and nursing the hope that she might spot a passing whale!
The Archdeacon of Lincoln
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.
The Diocesan Registrar
Accounts and Finance
Pastoral and Stipends
Director of Communications and Synod Secretary
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Director of Ordinands and Vocations
Canon Dr Jeffrey Heskins
Discipleship & Lay Ministry Officer
This post is currently vacant
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