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Chapter Letter 25th January – 7th February 2015

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 | 0 Comments

Philip Buckler, Dean   Gavin Kirk, Precentor    Mark Hocknull, Chancellor    John Patrick, Subdean Philippa White, Cathedral Deacon For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven Those familiar words and the following verses from the third chapter of the Book Ecclesiastes remind us of life’s totality and variety;  that some things happen to us (war and peace, birth and death) others require our own involvement and action (planting and harvesting, building up and breaking down).

sermon – Sunday 18th January 2015, EPIPHANY 2 (B) WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY

Posted on January 19th, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sermon Preached in Lincoln Cathedral by the Subdean, The Revd Canon John Patrick, on Sunday 18th January 2015. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of our hearts be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, our strength and our redeemer. Samuel said, Speak, for your servant is listening. Then the Lord said to Samuel, See I am to do something in Israel that will make both ears of anyone who hears of it tingle. I have a confession […]

Director of Music Visits Christ Church Cathedral USA

Posted on January 16th, 2015 | 0 Comments

Director of Music Aric Prentice is currently on his way back to the USA to work with the choir of Christ Church Cathedral in Lexington Kentucky. Their boys, girls and men spent a week singing the services in Lincoln in the summer of 2009 and since then Aric has worked with the choir on several occasions. The music program that Erich and Kathleen Balling have set up at Christ Church is very impressive and it is always great to hear […]

Sermon – Sung Eucharist on the Feast of the Baptism of Christ, 11th January 2015

Posted on January 14th, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sermon preached in Lincoln Cathedral by the Dean, the Very Revd Philip Buckler, at the Sung Eucharist on the Feast of the Baptism of Christ, 11th January 2015 Early yesterday morning was one of those moments  appropriate for this season of Epiphany – a moment of  recognition or manifestation.  The small group of us gathered for Morning Prayer here in the Cathedral could hear the raging storm and high winds howling outside. Yet inside we were in the calm of […]

Chapter Letter 11th – 24th January 2015

Posted on January 9th, 2015 | 0 Comments

Philip Buckler, Dean   Gavin Kirk, Precentor    Mark Hocknull, Chancellor    John Patrick, Subdean Philippa White, Cathedral Deacon Foundations are important. Beginnings are important. Resolutions are important. I have often noted that when a new building is being put up there is a flurry of activity with people and lorries and deliveries but little visible sign of the new building actually taking shape.  Essentially the foundations are being put in place to ensure that the structure to be built will be secure […]

Lincoln Against Poverty

Posted on January 8th, 2015 | 0 Comments

Throughout January, the say no campaign will focus on the importance of budgeting, and signpost people to a number of local organisations that can help (Lincolnshire Credit Union, Christians Against Poverty, Citizens Advice Bureau and the City of Lincoln Council). Many of these organisations can also provide money and debt advice. For more information please follow this link:  www.lincolnagainstpoverty.co.uk/say-no.  

BBC Radio 4 Broadcast by Peter Day-Thursday 18th Dec at 8.30pm

Posted on December 18th, 2014 | 0 Comments

‘FOR EVER AND EVER’ Thursday 18th December at 8:30pm there will be a BBC Radio 4 broadcast  by Peter Day discussing the balance of faith and finance to Cathedrals in the modern day. Peter Day visited Lincoln Cathedral in November to discuss these very relevant issues. The Dean, Aric Prentice; Director of Music, John Patrick; Subdean, Jackie Croft; Chapter Clerk all contributed to this fascinating insight with a wide range of views and opinions. Peter also told us about why he wanted to […]

Chapter Letter 14th Decemeber 2014 – 10th January 2015

Posted on December 12th, 2014 | 0 Comments

Philip Buckler, Dean   Gavin Kirk, Precentor   Mark Hocknull, Chancellor   John Patrick, Subdean Philippa White, Cathedral Deacon Many thanks indeed to the host of people whose combined efforts made for a very successful Cathedral contribution to the Christmas Market. Although the number of people visiting was down on last year, income was up in every department, and we were able to increase the number of things to which visitors could come. We believe therefore that the visitor experience was improved in […]

sermon – 1st sunday of advent, 30 november 2014

Posted on December 3rd, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sermon preached in Lincoln Cathedral by Philippa White, Assistant Curate at Lincoln Cathedral and St John the Baptist, Ermine. +May the words of my mouth and the meditations of all our hearts be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, our strength and our salvation. Amen. Happy New Year! Well, happy new church year, anyway. A year that starts, not with a new month or a new phase of the moon or even a significant festival – but with a period […]

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