Philip Buckler, Dean Gavin Kirk, Precentor Mark Hocknull, Chancellor John Patrick, Subdean Earlier this week there were crowds of cheering people gathered around the cathedral.
Sermon preached in Lincoln Cathedral by the Dean, the Very Revd Philip Buckler, at the Sung Eucharist on the Birth of John the Baptist, 24th June, 2012 In celebrating the birth of John the Baptist we are departing from the norm. Usually saints are commemorated on the day of their death – recalling the culmination of their work and often the manner of their death. Indeed we do acknowledge the death of John on 25 August – being put to ...Read more →
The replica Coronation Crown carved for Her Majesty by one of our craftsmen has rightly attracted much praise for its skilled workmanship. It is fabulous, but for most of its life it will sit 100 feet above the ground near the top of the South West Turret. We should be able to see it glinting in the sun for a few decades. Those with binoculars should be able to see at least some of its detail, but for the rest ...Read more →
Sermon preached in Lincoln Cathedral by the Revd Canon Dr Jeffrey Heskins at Mattins Trinity 2, 17 June 2012. Deuteronomy 10:12 – 11:1 Acts 23: 12-35 In just over two weeks time, twenty-four men and women will be ordained here in Lincoln Cathedral as Deacons and Priests. They will each have spent several years in training for this moment and many more years before that coming to realise that this is what God had been calling out of them. It ...Read more →
Sermon preached by the Chancellor, Dr Mark Hocknull, at the 9.30 Eucharist on the second Sunday after Trinity 2012 Earlier this week I was in despair over the Church, but then I read the gospel set for today and despair began to turn to hope. I’d like to offer an alternative way of reading the parable of the mustard seed from the one that we usually hear. I think this is a perfectly legitimate thing to do because parables by ...Read more →
Her Majesty the Queen visited Burghley House in Lincolnshire as part of her Diamond Jubilee Celebrations. During her visit she was presented with the replica Coronation Crown which has been carved by Paul Ellis, one of our team of masons. This crown will now be put in place on the south west turret of the cathedral and will provide a reminder of this landmark occasion for centuries to come. As a memento of the occasion, the Queen was presented with ...Read more →
On 13 June 2012 at Burghley House. The people of Lincolnshire together with the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln Cathedral and the Association of Friends of Lincoln Cathedral sent their loyal greetings to Her Majesty in this volume bound by the cathedral’s book conservator.
Philip Buckler, Dean Gavin Kirk, Precentor Mark Hocknull, Chancellor John Patrick, Subdean The Church Schools Festival taking place these weeks has the theme of ‘Celebration’. It draws upon the national celebrations in the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics, as well as the children’s own celebration of their ending year 6 and moving to their next schools. The Cathedral shares in all these celebrations and many, many more.
Baron Norton of Louth, one of the greatest living experts on the British constitution, delivered the 2012 Magna Carta lecture in the glorious setting of the crossing of Lincoln Cathedral. Imagine, if you will, the delicately carved screen beneath the organ but with a vivid image of a freedom fighter alongside words of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. It was against this backdrop that Baron Norton spoke.
Those talented young journalists at Monks Abbey have produced another brilliant edition of their Cathedral Comic. Read more about the creatures which may be found in the Cathedral. Read about our carvers and the Coronation Crown. There’s a report on the Church Schools Festival and a sneak preview of the Flower Festival. Download and enjoy!