Sermon preached by the Chancellor, Dr Mark Hocknull, at the 9.30 Eucharist on the fourth sunday of Easter 2012 As my text this morning, a verse from the Gospel reading : The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep But let me begin by asking you a question. If someone was to come to you today and offer you a free gift and you could choose anything you want, regardless of its cost, what would you ask for? ...Read more →
Sermon preached by the Precentor, the Reverend Canon Gavin Kirk, at the 9.30 Eucharist on the third Sunday of Easter, 2012 Some of you will know that one of my favourite series on TV over the last couple of years has been Being Human. In this, a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost engage in a house-share in Bristol. The vampire is over two hundred years old, and has seen it all before, the werewolf is in denial, dreading his ...Read more →
The much loved annual visit of the Halle to Lincoln Cathedral is taking place on Saturday 12 May this year with conductor Sir Mark Elder and a fabulous programme of Borodin’s Overture Prince Igor, Mozart’s Symphony No.40, Borodin’s Symphony No.2 and Tchaikovsky ’1812′ Overture. Their last visit in September had a full house in rapture as Sophia Jaffe played the Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1. Tickets are on sale from Lincoln Minster Shop (01522 561644, email@example.com or on line It ...Read more →
Philip Buckler, Dean Gavin Kirk, Precentor Mark Hocknull, Chancellor John Patrick, Subdean It’s a fortnight now since we celebrated the Paschal Triduum and Easter Day but its memory is still fresh in people’s minds and hearts, given the number of comments the clergy have received. It is, as always, a huge undertaking, rewarded this year by record numbers at almost every service. Chapter is deeply grateful to the many people, staff and volunteers, whose skill, faithfulness and enthusiasm combine to ...Read more →
Sermon preached in Lincoln Cathedral by the Dean, the Very Revd Philip Buckler,at the Sung Eucharist on the Second Sunday of Easter, 15th April, 2012 So what is Easter all about? We followed the events of Holy Week and welcomed the dawning of Easter Day last Sunday as God’s triumph in raising Jesus Christ from the dead. In one sense Easter came as the end of the story; yet for us we know it was really the beginning – the ...Read more →
The majority of the stained glass in Lincoln Cathedral dates from the 19th century and quite a large number are commemorative windows celebrating the life of a dear loved one. Most of these sizable commemorative windows are vibrant and full of colour, often commanding a prominent position in the building being in direct competition with a neighbouring window in order to be seen. But not all windows stand out by being loud and brash.
Sermon preached in Lincoln Cathedral by the Dean, the Very Revd Philip Buckler,at Choral Mattins on Easter Day, 8th April 2012 The third day he rose again from the dead we said in the Creed which binds us together with the Christian family worldwide and across the ages. It is this event which is the focus of our celebration today: it is this event which changed everything – for those with eyes to see, for those who have the mind ...Read more →
What do you think? Tell us on Facebook Our City, resplendent in its new branding, took pride of place at the Best of Britain and Ireland Show at the NEC on 14 and 15 March, alongside The Cathedral, Waddington Airshow, Skegness and the Aviation Heritage.
Holy Week marked the final days of Jesus’ earthly life. It began in triumph as we commemorated on Palm Sunday his entry into Jerusalem on a donkey. The mood then became sombre as we approached the crucifixion on Good Friday. Bishop Christopher reminded us though that whilst the cross seen from an earthly perspective denotes awful suffering, from a heavenly viewpoint it shines with glory. On Holy Saturday there is the Paschal Vigil at 8.00pm. This is the celebration of ...Read more →
Rosemary Mason, who holds the Royal Warrant to supply nosegays to HM The Queen for the Royal Maundy Service, gave a demonstration of making nosegays together with a talk on the history of the service, the music and the Royal connections to over 170 people on Friday 2nd March 2012. The event was arranged by Carol Hill in support of Lincoln Cathedral’s Music Appeal. The successful event was held in the Chapter House and raised money for an Annual Choristership. ...Read more →