About us

The Diocese of Lincoln is the Church of England in Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.

The diocese covers 2,670 square miles and has a population of a little over 1 million. There are more than 220 clergy and lay workers serving 150 benefices with more than 600 parishes and 625 church buildings. On average that means we have one church for every 1,750 people. Most of our buildings are Listed because of their heritage value as well as often being at the centre of community life. 

In the latest figures we have a'worshipping community (those who regularly attend a service on Sunday or during the week) of 20,600 and 19,000 people on the Church Electoral Rolls (those who are committed to their local church and its work). 

We have a calling, a vision, that we believe God has given us. This is to serve our communities in such a way that people may come to know the love of God and have their lives transformed.

In order to do this, we know that we need to be a healthy, vibrant and sustainable church. We are working hard to bring this about.

We believe that we need to be:

Faithful in our worship

We commit ourselves to worship on Sundays and at other times, and  to pray for our communities and their needs during the week

Confident in our discipleship

We commit ourselves to following God in ways that our lives, every day of the week, reflect something of the love of God we have found for ourselves.

As a disciple (the name given to the group of Jesus’ first followers) we believe that we are to be constantly seeking to grow closer to God. As we experience more of God’s love for ourselves we aim to become more confident in sharing that love through how we live, what we say and what we do.

Joyful in our service

We commit ourselves to serving our communities, meeting the needs of individuals and society as a whole, as a natural part of our lives, a working out of our faith. We seek to give our time and use our gifts and all our resources willingly, as a generous response to the God who gives so generously to us.

We would love to have the opportunity to talk to you further.           During the COVID restrictions we are mostly working from home so please contact us through the web site or find the person you want by visiting Our Team