The Bishop of Lincoln is delighted to announce that the Revd Canon Nick Buck has been appointed as a Chaplain to Her Majesty The Queen.

Nick began his ministry in the Diocese of London and served in two parishes in the Diocese of Sheffield before moving to Lincoln in 2001. After several years in rural village communities, Nick and his wife Sally (Warden of Lay Ministry) moved to the City of Lincoln in 2015 and to the Parish of St Giles.

A hugely experienced parish priest, whose ministry has been deeply valued by many people, Nick also draws on wisdom gained during his time as a member of the Scargill Community in the Diocese of Bradford. In paying tribute to Nick, Bishop Christopher has said: “I am delighted at this richly deserved appointment. Nick’s ministry demonstrates in so many ways the extraordinary gifts that are required to serve in parishes today – gifts that he has in abundance.”

In looking ahead to this honorary role, which will see him continue in his ministry at St Giles, Nick has said: “It is a great surprise and an honour to have been appointed as a Chaplain to the Queen. Her faithful Christian witness and service are an inspiration, and it is a privilege to have been invited to share in the work of the Royal Household.

“This appointment is an affirmation of the bedrock of the Church of England’s ministry – our work in parishes the length and breadth of the country. I also regard it as a tribute to all the parishes and communities it has been my privilege to serve over the years, and especially the parishes in the Diocese of Lincoln, where I have exercised half my ministry (Withamside United Parish and St Giles, Lincoln).

“I have been blessed to know a huge number of faithful Christian people in a variety of different places. Their love and care are very much on my heart as I take up this new role.”