THE Bishop of Grantham, the Rt Rev Dr Tim Ellis, led collective worship for pupils and staff in a visit to St Bartholomew’s Primary School at West Pinchbeck.
‘Bishop Tim’, as he’s known, explained the religious significance of his robes and regalia – and said he carries a shepherd’s crook as a link to the biblical parable of the lost sheep.
Headteacher Sally Birks said: “The children sang to him and he agreed with me that the children are the best singers in Lincolnshire. They really raised the roof.”
Head boy Harry Newton and head girl Zoe Chappell gave Bishop Tim a guided tour of the school.
Following his visit, Bishop Tim praised Harry and Zoe for their knowledge of the life of the school.
He also said he was met with many smiling faces and the children were very obviously engaged in learning.