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Tuesday 20 December 2005

The Queen approves nomination for a new Suffragan See of Grantham

20 December 2005

The Queen has approved the nomination of the Venerable Dr Timothy William Ellis AKC to the Suffragan See of Grantham, in the Diocese of Lincoln, in succession to the Right Reverend Alastair Llewellyn John Redfern MA, on his translation to the See of Derby on 25 July 2005.

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Tim Ellis (aged 52) trained for ordination at Kings College London and St Augustine’s College, Canterbury. From 1976 to 1980 he served his first curacy at Old Trafford Saint John in the Manchester diocese. From 1980 to 1987 he was Vicar of Saint Thomas’s Pendleton and Chaplain to Salford College of Technology. From 1987 to 2001 he was Vicar of Saint Leonard’s Norwood in the diocese of Sheffield. From 1994 to 2001 he was Priest-in-Charge of St Hilda’s Shiregreen, in the diocese of Sheffield. From 1994 to 1999 he was Rural Dean of Ecclesfield, Sheffield. He was an Honorary Canon of Sheffield Cathedral from 2000 to 2001. Since 2001 he has been Archdeacon of Stow and Lindsey and also a Canon Prebendary at Lincoln Cathedral.

Tim is married to Susan, a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator, and they have three grown-up children. He enjoys football, wine, music and travel. He has an interest in international justice and ecology, and is a member of Amnesty International and Greenpeace. He has a particular interest in church architecture and liturgy having been Vice-Chair of the Council for the Care of Churches.

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