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Becoming a BV

The Diocese of Lincoln operates a system of Bishop's Visitors. These are volunteers who provide another link between the Diocese and its Church Schools. Bishop's Visitors take an interest in the life of the school, provide pastoral support and act as an advocate for the school in the community; as such they are an important part of the support network for the family of Church Schools.

What is a Bishop’s Visitor?

  • A friend to the school and a listening ear
  • A link between the Bishop of Lincoln, the Diocesan Education Team and the school
  • A Christian presence supporting and enhancing the distinctive nature of the
    school through:
    • Sharing the Bishop’s letter each term with the whole school community
    • Attending and supporting worship in school or church
    • Offering individual skills and talents to enrich the life of the school

Each visitor has individual strengths and skills through which, in close cooperation with the school, they will develop their own valued contribution to school life. Each year begins with a conference with contributions from the Bishop of Lincoln and the Diocesan Director of Education. The conference provides a training opportunity, a time to share experiences and time for spiritual reflection.

There are always opportunities for new Bishop's Visitors and a programme of conferences and training is provided by the Diocesan Education Centre.

If you are interested in becoming a Bishop's visitor please contact Lynsey Norris, Assistant Director - or Judy Dickin, Bishop’s Visitor Co-ordinator, via the Education Team:

Edward King House
Minster Yard

Tel: 01522 504010


Ensuring the safety and well-being of every individual in our Church school communities is of the highest priority. In line with current national safeguarding legislation you will be asked to complete an electronic Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Details of how to do this will be sent on receipt of your application pack. References will be requested and an informal interview arranged with the Bishop’s Visitor Coordinator or a member of the Diocesan Education Team.