Incidentally that is me to the Bishop of Lincoln’s right, shortly after I was ordained to the priesthood. Needless to say the chasuble was a tad distracting during the proceedings!
The Bishop of Lincoln John Saxbee is wearing a glorious chasuble that was made for his predecessor Edward King, who was Bishop of Lincoln between 1885 and 1910. Glorious cream damask powdered with neo-medieval motifs in coloured silk and velvet orphreys with goldwork. Who’s it by? I’ll hazard a guess that it’s a Bodley design, embroidered by Watts. Bodley did some other work for King, including a succesful conversion of the buttery and pantry of the medieval bishops palace into a glorious chapel.