July 26, 2011 12.08 pm This story is over 152 months old

Date set for new Bishop of Lincoln ordaining

New Bishop: The upcoming Bishop of Lincoln will be ordained at a ceremony at Westminster Abbey in September.

The Venerable Christopher Lowson will be ordained Bishop at a service in Westminster Abbey on September 21.

After the service he will officially be known as Bishop Christopher.

Tickets for the service are free and are available on a first come first serve basis. The Diocese of Lincoln will be providing coaches to allow people to attend the service at £12.50 each.

The Chief Executive of the Diocese, Max Manin, said: “This service is a chance for the church communities of the Diocese to show their prayerful support for Christopher as he begins a new phase in his ministry.

“The ceremony is very much an occasion for the church family to celebrate together the appointment of our new Bishop, and for the community of the Diocese to be part of the start of this new ministry.”

In November, the venerable Christopher Lowson will be enthroned as the 72nd Bishop of Lincoln at a service in the Cathedral.

His nomination was approved by the Queen back in April as the previous Bishop, the Right Reverend John Saxbee, retired earlier this year.

Photo: Will Harrison, Diocese of Lincoln | Related Report: Lincolnshire Echo