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 there is nothing in particular to inform you about today we are wanting to keep to our regular pattern of communications till the end of July being a Tuesday and a Thursday. We see this as a way to support you by bring in you the relevant information. 

If you are opening a church for worship this weekend or in the process of consulting with the PCC about the possibility of opening a church please know our prayers are with you, we hope it goes well. As we pray the collect for this Sunday please know that we will be holding you in our prayers.

Almighty and everlasting God,
by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church
is governed and sanctified:
hear our prayer which we offer for all your faithful people,
that in their vocation and ministry
they may serve you in holiness and truth
to the glory of your name;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

With our grateful thanks

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