Bishop of Grantham to stand down in September

After nearly 13 years in the Diocese of Lincoln, with five years as Archdeacon of Stow and Lindsey in the north of Lincolnshire and eight years in the south of the historic County, the Rt Revd Dr Tim Ellis is to stand down as suffragan Bishop of Grantham.

He will complete his work in the Diocese of Lincoln on 26 September, the 37th anniversary of his ordination in Manchester Cathedral, and shortly after his 60th birthday.

Life in Lincolnshire in the past decade and more has been challenging and fun, years in which both the Church and the historic County have faced great challenges and adaptations. It has been a privilege to be part of the ongoing story.

– Rt Revd Dr Tim Ellis

As he prepares to leave for his hometown of Sheffield, Bishop Tim is thankful that he will still exercise a role in the Diocese of Lincoln as Assistant Bishop.

Looking back over the past few years, I remember with great fondness the Archdeacon’s Visitation service we organised in Grimsby Town Football Club, and also the church communities I have been honoured to help to re-shape their church buildings for modern use.

– Rt Revd Dr Tim Ellis