Reverend Charles Sowden has been ‘suspended’ from duties in the parish of Wyberton, it has been confirmed.
A Diocese of Lincoln spokesman confirmed an investigation was taking place into Mr Sowden.
The spokesman, however, denied to reveal the nature of the investigation or who was carrying it out.
They also confirmed the Bishop of Lincoln revealed Mr Sowden’s suspension to parishioners at St Leodegar’s Church on Sunday.
Mr Sowden was priest in charge of the parish.