Lincoln Cathedral sends loyal greetings to Her Majesty the Queen on the occasion of her Diamond Jubilee
The people of Lincolnshire formally commemorated the event at the Jubilee Service in Lincoln Cathedral on 19 May. You can link here to what the Dean of Lincoln said at the service.
Over the bank holiday weekend events will take place in villages and towns and not least in Lincoln Castle. The Cathedral is doing something a little different.
The people of Lincolnshire together with the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln Cathedral and the Friends of Lincoln Cathedral have commissioned the carving of a replica of the Coronation Crown in Lincoln limestone. This stone will be presented to Her Majesty the Queen on 13 June at the Jubilee picnic at Burghley House. The crown will then be fixed in the southwest turret of the Cathedral, on top of which sits the statue of St Hugh, as part of the restoration work. The crown is coloured burgundy and gold and is likely to be visible from the ground.
Over the Jubilee bank holiday weekend visitors to the Cathedral will be able to see this wonderful stone crown at close quarters and appreciate the extraordinary skill of our crafts people.
Kings and Queens are also the subject of our Medieval and Wren Library exhibitions for June and July. Visitors will be able to see the writ from William the Conqueror ordering the building of the Cathedral and many other fascinating manuscripts and books.