We are delighted to announce that the Revd Canon Aly Buxton, Team Rector of Boston has agreed to be seconded into the role of Director of Resourcing Sustainable Church: time to change – together. This will be a key role in ensuring the integrated implementation of the plans outlined in Resourcing Sustainable Church: A Time to Change – Together, to support the diocese’s aim of becoming a growing, sustainable, vibrant and healthy church transforming lives across Greater Lincolnshire. Canon Buxton, the Chair of the House of Clergy in the Diocesan Synod, is a well-respected and gifted priest with considerable experience in parish life. She has led a massive project in Boston transforming both the building and the mission of the church in the context of the needs and aspirations of the local and wider community. She will be dividing her time between her work as Director and her continuing role as Rector of Boston.

Dr David Court, the Bishop of Grimsby, the strategic lead for Resourcing Sustainable Church says: ‘I’m grateful to both Aly and the parish of Boston for being willing to release her time, energy, enthusiasm and ability to work with us as a diocese to help turn our hopes for ‘Resourcing sustainable Church – A time to change together’ into a reality. Aly has been a central part of the group that has worked on these plans for the last two years, and I’m delighted that she has made herself available to work with us in this new role and am excited at the prospect of working closely with her as we seek to move forward together as a diocese’

Aly Buxton says ‘I am excited and delighted to be able to serve the Diocese of Lincoln in this way. My ordained ministry has been almost wholly based in Lincolnshire; I love and am committed to the county, its people, and for communities to flourish and be transformed by the good news of Jesus Christ and hope to play my part in helping to make this happen. I am grateful to the fantastic team of the Parish of Boston for releasing me so I can further serve the Diocese in this way’.