The Dean of Lincoln, The Very Reverend Philip Buckler is delighted to announce the appointment of the Reverend Canon John Patrick as Subdean of Lincoln in succession to the Reverend Canon Alan Nugent who retired on 31 October.
John Patrick is well known in the Diocese of Lincoln, being Chair of the House of Clergy of the Diocesan Synod. He is currently Vicar of Sleaford and Rural Dean of the Lafford Deanery. He comes to the cathedral with his wife Jo and their family.
The Very Reverend Philip Buckler explained that, ‘the appointment of the Subdean is made by the Bishop, so we are delighted that one of his first appointments is in the cathedral.’ He went on to say that, ‘John Patrick has the blend of skills and gifts which we believe we will need in the coming years.’
The Subdean is responsible primarily for the fabric of the building and importantly for the pastoral care of all those in the cathedral community.