This email communication has been sent to all licensed Active Clergy, clergy who hold the bishop's Permission to Officiate, Retired Clergy, Readers, Authorised Lay Ministers, Churchwardens, Lay Chairs, PCC Secretaries, and the members of the Bishop’s Council of Diocesan Trustees.

Dear colleagues 

While we appreciate some of you may well have already planned your own Ascension Day Celebrations we write to you with a reminder about the Ascension Day Eucharist on Thursday which will use the Zoom platform. You are warmly invited to attend and anyone in your household as well.

Bishop Nicholas will lead the service and you are invited to join from 1055. It would be helpful to mute your microphone unless you are participating in the service. The link to the service is as follows: Meeting ID: 899 9546 8154

An order of service will be available tomorrow on the diocesan website and Facebook pages.

We are also mindful that a number of parishes rely on contractors for various tasks and so attached is new guidance from the national church released today, which we would encourage you to read carefully.

We also wish to bring to your attention the video from Bishop David on both our diocesan website and the bishops' Facebook site 'Lincoln - Bishops' Office' that explores further the question of ‘What song do we sing at this time’. 

With our thanks and prayers to you  

Bishop David
The Right Reverend Dr David Court
Bishop of Grimsby
Acting Bishop of Lincoln


Bishop Nicholas
The Right Reverend Dr Nicholas Chamberlain
Bishop of Grantham