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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 would like more information about Bishop's Visitors, please follow the link below. If you are interested in becoming a Bishop's visitor please contact Sally Doughty, PA to the Diocesan Director of Education or Judy Dickin, Bishop’s Visitor Co-ordinator, via the Diocesan Education Centre:

Diocesan Education Centre
103 Newport
Lincoln
LN1 3EE

Tel: 01522 504010

Safeguarding

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.

Vacancies

We currently have vacancies for Bishop's Visitors in the following schools - 

School

Deanery

Archdeaconry

Gonerby Hill Foot

Grantham

Boston

National Junior

Grantham

Boston

Little Gonerby Infants

Grantham

Boston

Bluecoat Meres

Grantham

Boston

     

Allington with Sedgebrook

Loveden

Boston

     

Boston St Thomas

Holland

Boston

Boston St Nicholas

Holland

Boston

Butterwick Pinchbeck

Holland

Boston

Friskney

Holland

Boston

     

Gedney Hill

Elloe East

Boston

Holbeach William Stukeley

Elloe East

Boston

     

Market Deeping

Elloe West

Boston

Pinchbeck East

Elloe West

Boston

     

Colsterworth

Beltisloe

Boston

Ropsley

Beltisloe

Boston

Great Ponton

Beltisloe

Boston

     

Uffington

Stamford

Boston

     

Branston Infants

Graffoe

Lincoln

Potterhanworth

Graffoe

Lincoln

Swinderby

Graffoe

Lincoln

Coleby

Graffoe

Lincoln

     

Kirkby la Thorpe

Lafford

Lincoln

Quarrington

Lafford

Lincoln

Horbling

Lafford

Lincoln

Pointon St Gilbert’s

Lafford

Lincoln

Leasingham

Lafford

Lincoln

     

Legbourne

Louthesk

Lincoln

Withern

Louthesk

Lincoln

Louth St Michael’s

Louthesk

Lincoln

Binbrook

Louthesk

Lincoln

     

Lincoln Bishop King

Christianity

Lincoln

Lincoln St Faith & St Martin’s

Christianity

Lincoln

     

Scamblesby

Horncastle

Lincoln

Coningsby St Michael’s

Horncastle

Lincoln

Kirkby on Bain

Horncastle

Lincoln

Tattershall

Horncastle

Lincoln

     

Burgh le Marsh

Calcewaithe & Candleshoe

Lincoln

Wainfleet

Calcewaithe & Candleshoe

Lincoln

Willoughby St Helena’s

Calcewaithe & Candleshoe

Lincoln

     

Stickney William Lovell (Sec)

Bolingbroke

Lincoln

Stickney (Primary)

Bolingbroke

Lincoln

Wrawby

Yarborough

Stow and Lindsey

     

Lea

Corringham

Stow and Lindsey

     

Scunthorpe St Lawrence (Sec)

Manlake

Stow and Lindsey

Scunthorpe CE Primary

Manlake

Stow and Lindsey

     

North Cotes

Haverstoe

Stow and Lindsey

Humberston

Haverstoe

Stow and Lindsey

Immingham Canon Peter Hall

Haverstoe

Stow and Lindsey