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,

We hope you are well.

This week we have asked the rural deans to help us get a sense of the patterns of public worship that are either underway or planned across each deanery. Their assistance is very much appreciated as the information helps us to get a picture of the worship that is being offered where and when. There may also be learnings from different approaches that can then be shared across the diocese. Thank you for your ongoing work as you make decisions about the safety and sustainability of public worship in your particular context

There is a message from Bishop David on the Bishops' Office Facebook this week as well as on the diocesan website, as part of the regular messages from the bishops. We also want to draw your attention to a list of those diocesan staff who are currently available to help you with any enquiries, as well as how to contact them (please see here). 

We also include material from the St Luke's Clergy Wellbeing programme attached to this email which may be useful for you or someone you know (please see here). 

Finally, we do encourage you to keep our schools in your prayers as the end of term approaches and also the members of Diocesan Synod, which meets this Saturday. 

With our prayers and our appreciation,

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