Archdeacon of Boston appointed by bishop

The Rev Dr Justine Allain Chapman
The Rev Dr Justine Allain Chapman

A new Archdeacon of Boston has been appointed by the Bishop of Lincoln, and all being well, she will take up the post in September.

The Rev Dr Justine Allain Chapman is joining the diocese from the South East Institute, where she is currently vice principal and director of practical theology.

She will be moving to Welbourn over the summer, and she will be installed in Lincoln Cathedral at the end of the summer. The new archdeacon said: “I am delighted to be taking up this new role as archdeacon and with a focus on developing our Christian discipleship across the whole diocese.

“Enabling deeper discipleship has been a passion of mine as a parish priest and as a teacher preparing people for ministry, ordained and lay, and so to come to the Diocese of Lincoln in this new phase of its life is a challenging and exciting prospect.”

She will be moving to the area with her husband Thomas and four children.