The Suffragan Bishop of Grimsby The Suffragan Bishop of GrimsbyThe Rt Revd Dr David Court Bishop David joined the diocese in September 2014 following his consecration as Bishop of Grimsby at St Paul's Cathedral in July of that year. Born in Norwich, and spending the first eighteen years of his life there he then studied Chemistry at Southampton, where he also completed his doctorate on the ‘Electrochemistry of Sugar’. Four years teaching in a rural 13-18 Comprehensive School in Northamptonshire followed, before finally being ordained at Peterborough Cathedral, following three years of theological training at Oak Hill Theological College. He subsequently served his curacy at Barton Seagrave, on the edge of Kettering, then lead a new Church plant at Kinson on the Poole/Bournemouth border, before returning to his native Norfolk to serve first in an urban church, St Catherine’s Mile Cross in his home town of Norwich, and then for eleven years as Vicar of Cromer on the North Norfolk Coast. In all of those settings he has been fortunate to lead churches which have grown numerically, spiritually and in their service to their communities. Delighted to have been offered the opportunity to become Bishop of Grimsby, within the diocese Bishop David now has strategic responsibility, amongst other things, for working with churches and leaders to see if that same growth can be seen here in Greater Lincolnshire. Married to Ann and with three children, Jonathan, Matthew and Naomi, he enjoys walking, reading, music (he has introduced the Bishop’s Staff to the joys of Bruce Springsteen), and playing squash.