Archdeacon of Lincoln biography The Archdeacon of Lincoln The Ven. Gavin Kirk Tel: 01522 50 40 39 Mobile: 07590 95 00 41 Gavin Kirk was born and raised in Lincolnshire. He was educated at the universities of Durham and Chichester, and Chichester Theological College. He was ordained in 1987, and began his curacy at St Leonard’s, Sleaford. He was Chaplain at Rochester Cathedral from 1989 to 1991, and Chaplain at King’s School, Rochester from 1991 to 1998. He became Precentor of Portsmouth in 1998, and was Precentor of Lincoln from 2003 until 2016.