News and events Stories Lincoln Diocese mourns the Revd Jane Sinclair The diocese is asked to give thanks for the life and ministry of the Revd Jane Sinclair who died on Thursday 14 January. Jane was Archdeacon of Stow and Lindsey from 2007 until 2014 when she was appointed a Canon of Westminster Abbey. During her time as Archdeacon Jane was a highly respected colleague and friend of many in the diocese of Lincoln. Westminster Abbey is also mourning her loss. Jane retired in April 2020 after a significant ministry in the Abbey and the surrounding parliamentary community. The Archdeacon of Boston, the Ven Dr Justine Allain Chapman describes Jane as a gracious, godly and warm person who will be deeply missed. The passing bell will toll at the Cathedral today at 11am to mark her death. Jane was a member of Cathedral Foundation. - - - Jane Sinclair studied at St Hugh’s College, Oxford and then trained for her ministry at St John’s College, Nottingham and Nottingham University. She served her curacy as a Deaconess at Herne Hill Saint Paul with Ruskin Park Saint Saviour, in Southwark diocese, from 1983 to 1986. From 1986 to 1993 she was Chaplain and Lecturer at St John’s College, Nottingham. In 1993 she moved to Sheffield Cathedral to become Canon Residentiary and Precentor before taking up the position of Vicar of Rotherham in 2003. From 2007 until her appointment to Westminster Abbey she was Archdeacon of Stow and Lindsey in the diocese of Lincoln.