Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, visited Lincoln Cathedral on Tuesday 29 November 2011 as part of their visit to Lincolnshire that day. Check out the video released on YouTube. Their Royal Highnesses met one of the three current participants in the Skills for the Future Project run jointly by the Cathedral with Lincolnshire County Council and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. They were shown recent acquisitions including a new set of Chapter ...Read more →
The Dean of Lincoln, The Very Reverend Philip Buckler is delighted to announce the appointment of the Reverend Canon John Patrick as Subdean of Lincoln in succession to the Reverend Canon Alan Nugent who retired on 31 October. John Patrick is well known in the Diocese of Lincoln, being Chair of the House of Clergy of the Diocesan Synod. He is currently Vicar of Sleaford and Rural Dean of the Lafford Deanery. He comes to the cathedral with his wife ...Read more →
Sermon preached in Lincoln Cathedral by the Dean, the Very Revd Philip Buckler,at the Sung Eucharist on the Feast of Christ the King, 20th November, 2011 Today’s Feast of Christ the King is a relatively recent one – as many familiar with the pattern of the Book of Common Prayer will realise. Yet its roots of course go back much further. In the 5thC Cyril of Alexandria wrote that Jesus’ kingship is not obtained by violence: ‘Christ’ he said, ‘has ...Read more →
Philip Buckler, Dean Gavin Kirk, Precentor Mark Hocknull, Chancellor Looking back over the past few days we have seen how the Cathedral has reached out to a large number of people – either by welcoming them here or by visiting them in their homes. The Enthronement of Bishop Christopher was a great occasion of rejoicing which we shared not only with the family of the Diocese but also with representatives of the wide community that makes up our historic County ...Read more →
On 17 November each year the canons of Lincoln Cathedral commemorate the saintly bishop who re-built the cathedral at the end of the twelfth century. This year our new bishop, the Rt Rev’d ChristopherLowson, delivered a lecture on his vision of ministry in the church. This provoked lively debate among the canons listening to their bishop the Wren library. The text of the lecture is re-produced here in the hope of generating a continuing dialogue. The Chapter hope that this ...Read more →
Sermon preached in Lincoln Cathedral by the Dean, the Very Revd Philip Buckler, at the Festival Eucharist for St Hugh’s Day, 17 November, 2011 St Hugh came to Lincoln, reluctantly as we understand it, for he did not want to leave his monastery at Witham in Somerset. He came here and found a church living in uncertain times and in a world politically unstable. He also found a cathedral damaged from the earthquake in 1185.
Sermon preached by the Rt Rev’d Christopher Lowson, Bishop of Lincoln, at the Lincoln Cathedral Service of Remebrance on 13 November 2011 I love going to the cinema. As a child of the 1950s and 60s, I was brought up on a diet of films that celebrated the Second World War – The Dam Busters, 633 Squadron, and the Battle of Britain and because I was once Archdeacon of Portsmouth, I should also mention, In which we serve, and the ...Read more →
The Rt Rev’d Christopher Lowson drew a lively analogy with BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing in his sermon on Saturday. In these times of economic difficulties, almost 11 million people will be tuning-in tonight for the escapist fun of Strictly Come Dancing – a programme in which famous people are taught by professionals to become dancers. It is a clever format because some of the celebrities are hopeless, (and that’s quite entertaining) whilst others turn out to be rather good (and that can be inspiring).
The 72nd Bishop of Lincoln, the Right Revd Christopher Lowson, took his seat in Lincoln Cathedral on Saturday 12 November at 11.30am. An enthronement is a grand occasion involving spectacular music and ceremony and the service began with a huge procession of representatives from the Church and community. According to a centuries-old tradition – said to date from the time of St Benedict – the new Bishop knocked on the West Door three times with his staff before being welcomed to ...Read more →