Bishop’s first visit to town

At the service in Long Sutton are (from left) Ivor Peacock, Peter Sibley, Andrew Keir, Father Jonathan Sibley, the Bishop of Lincoln, the Rt Rev Christopher Lowson, Mike Smith, David Smith and Teresa Watts.
At the service in Long Sutton are (from left) Ivor Peacock, Peter Sibley, Andrew Keir, Father Jonathan Sibley, the Bishop of Lincoln, the Rt Rev Christopher Lowson, Mike Smith, David Smith and Teresa Watts.

THE Bishop of Lincoln, the Rt Rev Christopher Lowson, made his first visit to Long Sutton to conduct a traditional Ash Wednesday service.

Around 100 people attended and Father Jonathan Sibley was delighted to have such a big mid-week turnout with people keen to meet Bishop Christopher.

Father Jonathan said: “He is very approachable. He is a very good pastor and shepherd. He wants people to believe in their faith. He is very sincere and it was really a privilege to have him here.”

Proceeds from the Lent lunches at St Mary’s are going to Sahel in Africa and parishioners are continuing their support for the Agape Care Foodbank.