The Rt Revd Dr David Court (Bishop of Grimsby and Acting Bishop of Lincoln) licensed 13 people to serve as Licensed Lay Workers during a special online service held earlier today (Saturday, 4th July 2020).

On a day when we would once have anticipated gathering in worship and celebration at a service of ordination, this service admitted and licensed people from around the diocese for ministry, ahead of their ordination as a deacon later in the year.

Please join us in praying for the following people and the settings in which they will serve:

Jane Foster-Smith – Stipendiary Licensed Lay Worker in the benefice of Welton and Dunholme with Scothern

Lynne Hawkins – Stipendiary Licensed Lay Worker in the benefice of The Horncastle Group

Liz Johnson – Stipendiary Licensed Lay Worker in the benefices of Messingham, Scotter with East Ferry and Scotton with Northorpe

Kath Pickering – Stipendiary Licensed Lay Worker in the benefice of Lincoln Swallowbeck St George

Jon Speirs-Davies – Stipendiary Licensed Lay Worker in the benefice of Skirbeck Holy Trinity

Teena Twelves – Stipendiary Licensed Lay Worker in the benefice of Nettleham

Michelle Webb – Stipendiary Licensed Lay Worker in the benefice of Lincoln St Giles

Ross Copley – Stipendiary Licensed Lay Worker in the benefice of Lincoln All Saints

Helen Eke – Non-stipendiary Licensed Lay Worker in the benefice of The Carr Dyke Group

Lisa Hughes – Non-stipendiary Licensed Lay Worker in the benefice of The Ness Group

Barbara Manterfield – Non-stipendiary Licensed Lay Worker in the benefice of Grantham, Harrowby with Londonthorpe

Julie Miles – Non-stipendiary Licensed Lay Worker in the benefice of Frodingham and New Brumby

Lynne Smith – Non-stipendiary Licensed Lay Worker in the benefices of Clee, Cleethorpes St Aidan and Cleethorpes St Francis

It is possible to view a recording of this special event in the life of our diocese, which includes a Bishop's Charge from The Rt Revd Dr Nicholas Chamberlain (Bishop of Grantham), by clicking on the YouTube link shown below. In addition, please look out for some follow-up content early next week, in which we will take the time to welcome and introduce these people as they take up their new roles.



This story was originally published on 4th July 2020.