The Right Revd the Lord Bishop of Lincoln
The Rt Revd Christopher Lowson

The Rt Revd Christopher Lowson is the 72nd Bishop of Lincoln. He was educated at Newcastle Cathedral School, Consett Grammar School and King’s College London and ordained in 1978. He began his ordained ministry as an Assistant Curate in Richmond, Surrey, and was successively Priest in charge then Vicar at Holy Trinity, Eltham. From 1982 to 1985 he was Chaplain at Avery Hill College and then of Thames Polytechnic until 1991, when he became Vicar of Petersfield and Rector of Buriton.

He held this appointment for eight years, and for the last four of these he was also Rural Dean of Petersfield. In 1999 he became Archdeacon of Portsmouth, which then almost immediately split into two, Archdeacon of the Meon and Archdeacon of Portsdown, the latter of which he was until 2006. In that year he was appointed Director of the Ministry Division of the Archbishops’ Council and Priest Vicar of Westminster Abbey, posts he held until his consecration to the Episcopate. Christopher Lowson was consecrated as a bishop on the 21st of September 2011 at Westminster Abbey and enthroned at Lincoln Cathedral on the 12th of November 2011.  He was introduced into the House of Lords on the 14th September 2017 having joined on the 11th September 2017.