Sermon preached in Lincoln Cathedral by the Dean, the Very Revd Philip Buckler, at the Lincolnshire County Council Service, 13th July 2014. Last Sunday I was preaching at another church in Lincoln – in Lincoln, Massachusetts, USA. A small town just outside Boston, they proudly told me that although there are many towns called Lincoln in the United States, they believe themselves to be the only one directly named after our own city here. All the others, I presume, were […]
Sermon preached by the Chancellor, Canon Dr Mark Hocknull, in Lincoln Cathedral on Sunday 13th July 2014. The Profligate Love of God
Philip Buckler, Dean Gavin Kirk, Precentor Mark Hocknull, Chancellor John Patrick, Subdean Philippa White, Cathedral Deacon Greetings from Lincoln! I bring the warm greetings of St Anne’s Episcopal Church in Lincoln, Massachusetts, where I was preaching last Sunday. That Lincoln, just outside Boston MA, is possibly the only one of the many towns named Lincoln to be called after our own city – the rest named in tribute to the former President, Abraham Lincoln.
Sermon preached in Lincoln Cathedral by the Dean, the Very Revd Philip Buckler, at the Sung Eucharist on Trinity Sunday, 15th June 2014. A happy co-incidence today as we celebrate Father’s Day on Trinity Sunday. For in a sense this is the festival of God the Father. From Christmas to Easter our thoughts have been on the life of God the Son – Jesus Christ; then last week at Pentecost we thought of God the Holy Spirit; and so today […]
Philip Buckler, Dean Gavin Kirk, Precentor Mark Hocknull, Chancellor John Patrick, Subdean The Sunday after Pentecost is a Sunday that many a preacher dreads. It is the one day in the Church year when we explicitly focus on the doctrine of the Trinity. This Sunday celebrates the threeness of the one God. Earlier in my ministry I had the joy of being the deanery sub-warden of Readers, offering support and encouragement to some 50 or so Lay Readers in the […]
Lincoln Cathedral has published a new, concise book about Magna Carta’s history and significance in advance of the 800th anniversary celebrations in 2015. Magna Carta: the Lincoln Story is more than a guide book. It tells the little-known story of the way in which Lincolnshire’s people and places were closely involved in events leading up to Runnymede, in the civil war afterwards, and in the continuing recognition of Magna Carta as an icon of civil rights.
We are pleased to report that our resident peregrines have three healthy chicks this year. However they have been very sneaky, and nested in an old box on the East side of the tower, meaning our webcam cannot reach them! Alan from the RSPB did get a chance to meet one of the more daring young peregrines up close and personal today, as one took a tumble from the nest and fell on to the Cathedral grounds. After all, this […]
Lincoln Cathedral unveiled a significant new sculpture as part of a major re-ordering process designed to deepen the experience of pilgrims and visitors. The 7ft tall stone sculpture of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in whose name the historic Cathedral is dedicated, is one of the largest works commissioned by the Dean and Chapter since The Reformation. It was dedicated by the Bishop of Lincoln, the Rt Revd Christopher Lowson, during Solemn Evensong on Saturday May 31, the Feast of the […]
On Tuesday 27 May the Dean dedicated a plaque to Charles Oman, the scholar of church plate, who was the founder and inspiration for treasuries in our English Cathedrals. The very first such Treasury was established here in Lincoln Cathedral in 1960 with the support of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. This plaque was originally placed in St Paul’s Cathedral, but when their Treasury closed Lincoln was pleased to receive the plaque in a simple ceremony attended by members of […]
Mrs Brantley Carter Bolling Knowles and her husband Peter (pictured with the Dean and Mrs Buckler in the Chapter House) visited Lincoln Cathedral over a weekend in May and met with many of the Cathedral team. They toured the workshops with head glazier Tom Kupper, the Cathedral with Dean’s Verger John Campbell, and attended a number of services and social gatherings. Mrs Knowles is the President of the newly-formed Society of American Friends of Lincoln Cathedral, launched by the Dean […]