Meet Our Bishop
“Our Bishop is the Rt Rev’d Norman Banks who was consecrated Bishop of Richborough in 2011. Brought up in the North-east and after a Degree from Oxford University, Bishop Norman taught in St Albans before training for the Priesthood at S. Stephen’s House, Oxford. Returning to the North-east for parish ministry he was appointed Vicar of Walsingham in 2000 working closely with the Shrine, welcoming pilgrims to his church each Sunday. As Bishop of Richborough he has pastoral oversight of traditionalist Anglo-Catholic and Conservative Evangelical Parishes in the eastern half of the Province of Canterbury, which includes Lincolnshire. Bishop Norman has also taken responsibility for Vocations to the priesthood and the Formation of newly- ordained priests.”
A Few Words About Us
Go FORWARD IN FAITH - With a Vision of Unity and Truth
FiF in the Lincolnshire Diocese: Foundation
Lincoln Diocesan Forward in Faith was founded in 1993 after a service at S. Peter at Gowts Church in Lincoln attended by Bishop John Richards, Bishop of Ebbsfleet the first (and at that time the only) Provincial Episcopal Visitor for the Province of Canterbury and a follow up meeting at the Bannovallum High School in Horncastle.
A Council was then elected of priests and laity to further the aims of Forward in Faith in Lincolnshire.
The Structure of Forward in Faith in Lincolnshire
Our Regional Dean
Fr Reg Stretton is Regional Dean of the Trent area which covers Lincolnshire
He can be contacted at 01509 412935 or firstname.lastname@example.org
He is assisted by a Sub-Dean for Lincoln- Fr Paul Noble SSC. 01205 362734 or email@example.com
We elect the Council at our Annual Assembly each October. There are both clergy and lay members and two co- chairman.
The Lay Chair is Mr Chris Daubney 01507 568231 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Clerical Chair is Fr Andy Hawes SSC 01778 591358 email@example.com
The Council meets at Horncastle regularly through the year.
Two Groups for lay members have been set up.
In Lincoln. Mrs Carolyn Shaw
North Lincs. Contact Mr Russell Harrison 01507 605445
South Lincs laity use meetings set up by the Diocesan Regional House at Edenham near Bourne www.erh.org.uk
Northern clergy meet on a regularly basis. Contact Fr Trevor Walker. 01472 398227