New Bishop of Grantham consecrated by the Archbishop of Canterbury in London

The consecration of The Reverend Dr Nicholas Chamberlain as Bishop of Grantham by the Archbishop of Canterbury The Most Reverend Dr Justin Welby at Southwark Cathedral.  Pictured are, from left, The Rt Rev Dr David Court, Bishop of Grimsby; The Rt Revd Christopher Lowson, Bishop of Lincoln; and The Rt Revd Dr Chamberlain, Bishop of Grantham. Picture: Chris Vaughan/Chris Vaughan Photography
The consecration of The Reverend Dr Nicholas Chamberlain as Bishop of Grantham by the Archbishop of Canterbury The Most Reverend Dr Justin Welby at Southwark Cathedral. Pictured are, from left, The Rt Rev Dr David Court, Bishop of Grimsby; The Rt Revd Christopher Lowson, Bishop of Lincoln; and The Rt Revd Dr Chamberlain, Bishop of Grantham. Picture: Chris Vaughan/Chris Vaughan Photography

The new Bishop of Grantham has been consecrated by the Archbishop of Canterbury in London.

The Diocese of Lincoln says it is looking forward to officially welcoming The Rt Rev Dr Nicholas Chamberlain following his ordination and consecration at Southwark Cathedral.

At a service last week, the Rt Rev Dr Chamberlain was supported by friends old and new from across the country. Bishop Nicholas was born in Middlesex, grew up in Chester and studied in Durham and Edinburgh. He joins the Diocese of Lincoln from Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, where he served as parish priest for over nine years.

The Revd Dr Chamberlain becomes the 12th suffragan Bishop of Grantham, and will have pastoral oversight of the archdeaconry of Boston, but will also have a diocese-wide role of developing and encouraging ordained and lay ministry.

On taking up the role, he told the Journal: “I am extremely excited and just a little bit nervous. I think it is most important to get to know people first and to meet the clergy, the congregations and the wider community.

“I am entirely new to Lincolnshire and until I have got to know people it is too early to come along with preconceived ideas.”

Bishop Nicholas is looking forward to exploring Lincolnshire and he is to be officially welcomed to the diocese at a special service to be held in Lincoln Cathedral on Sunday, December 13, at 5.30pm. Bishop Nicholas will preside and preach at the eucharist, and it is hoped that many people from across the diocese will come and share in this further special occasion. All are welcome.