Philip Buckler, Dean Gavin Kirk, Precentor Mark Hocknull, Chancellor John Patrick, Subdean The end of August here always has for me something of the atmosphere of New Year’s Eve, but never more so than this year, which has seen so many astonishing events. The Cathedral diary seems to have been fuller than ever, and it has been thrilling to respond to some of the things that have been going on nationally as well as to rejoice in the beauty and ...Read more →
Some see the Book of Common Prayer as old fashioned and irrelevant. This is to forget its conception, gestation and birth. Not many books are over a hundred years in the making.
Sermon preached in Lincoln Cathedral by the Dean, the Very Revd Philip Buckler,at the Sung Eucharist on the Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Sunday 19th July, 2012 Lincoln Cathedral Flower Festival: Dreams of Gold There have been many stories to tell these past weeks – stories of achievement; stories of striving, sacrifice and years of training; stories of courage, of personal tragedy turned to triumph; stories of dreams of gold come true.
To all those who worked so hard to create such a fabulous festival. The horses have run, the flowers have glowed, the whole Cathedral brimmed with fabulous displays. See what our young journalists had to say. See, by clicking here, the time lapse video by those clever people at Epix Media of how it all came together. Gordon Plumb has taken one of his fabulous photographs So, if you have, thank you for coming to support our Flower Festival. It ...Read more →
Philip Buckler, Dean Gavin Kirk, Precentor Mark Hocknull, Chancellor John Patrick, Subdean The Olympics draw to their close today and Team GB may justly be proud of their achievements. It is fitting to celebrate the hard work of so many: the athletes themselves, the vast workforce which drew the whole thing together and those who over many years have supported, encouraged and inspired all the participants to enable them to give of their best. Perhaps the challenge now will ...Read more →
Chariots of Fire, whose theme music has echoed round the Olympic events, is surely a film about people fulfilling their potential, becoming complete human beings, the complete human being that only they can be. What has this to do with flowers? Possibly flowers themselves attain the very heights of the plant kingdom. What is abundantly true is that Flower Clubs from Grimsby to Stamford and further afield, who have worked so creatively to produce what will come together as the ...Read more →
Our visitors keep sending us fabulous photographs or posting them on Facebook. John Hendrix e-mailed to ask if he could use photographs he had taken for an article to be published later this year. The answer was yes, but with a cheeky request that we might use them too. Two of the photographs were of the famous rose windows. The Dean’s Eye window dates from the time of Hugh of Avalon’s re-building between 1192 and 1235. The other great rose ...Read more →