As the Bishop of Lincoln the Rt Rev Dr John Saxbee says goodbye to our county and retires on January 31) after nine years in his post, former Market Rasen Mail editor Jason Hippisley takes a look at the good work he has done for the parish...
REGARDED universally by church-goers and non-churchgoers alike as ‘Our Bishop’, Bishop John has proved himself an ambassador for much more than just the church and the county, but for its communities too.
He has always believed in leading from the front, establishing the Lincolnshire Assembly to pioneer for the county’s fortunes, acting as an advocate for many charities and organisations and carrying out countless stunts to raise their profile and funds.
He has engaged with all and everyone with characteristic patience, a listening ear and wise words, he has dressed as Santa to run through the city, cleaned toilets during volunteer week, thrown himself from aeroplanes and trees, worn a yoke and chains to walk in remembrance of slaves and turned his hand to pretty well every challenge thrown before him.
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