New Dean of Lincoln announced


The King has approved the nomination of The Revd Canon Dr Simon Jones as the next Dean of Lincoln, Downing St has announced.
Simon Jones Dean of Lincoln on a bench in a countryside setting Diocese of Lincoln

The Bishop of Lincoln, the Rt Revd Stephen Conway, said: “I am delighted that the King has approved Simon’s nomination to be the next Dean of our great Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lincoln. We are looking forward to having him back after having benefited so much from his ministry as Interim Dean last year.

“As a result of Simon’s ministry as Chaplain, Chapel life at Merton is vibrant, generating a variety of vocations and stimulating engagement with faith and worship. Our experience of his pastoral heart fits with the care and wisdom Simon has brought to his key welfare role in college.

“We look forward to gaining from his pastoral care and passion for the Gospel. He brings a gift for apologetics which every cathedral needs. He also brings to the role his scholarly and practical expertise as a liturgist.

“I look forward to ministering with Simon both at the Cathedral and in his role as the senior priest of the diocese. He has already shown us his deep commitment to the sustainability and growth of the Cathedral’s welcome and outreach. I thank God for this appointment. Simon will be a blessing to us.”

Read the full announcement on the Diocese of Lincoln website.