The RSPB will once again be setting up their Peregrine Falcon watch point from the East Green of the Cathedral. The watch point will be there every weekend throughout June and July, starting on Saturday 6th June, and will be open 11.30am – 4.30pm. Please come along for a chance to find out more about these amazing birds, and maybe even see one in action!
Philip Buckler, Dean Gavin Kirk, Precentor Mark Hocknull, Chancellor John Patrick, Subdean Philippa White, Cathedral Deacon ‘We are an Easter people and Alleluia is our song!’ These words of St Augustine have resonated down the centuries for Christians of every era. No other feast is celebrated with such preparation, solemnity and duration as is Easter, as all those involved in the keeping of Holy Week and Easter here will readily testify! And now for fifty days, beginning with the Paschal […]
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Sermon preached in Lincoln Cathedral by the Dean, the Very Revd Philip Buckler, at the Sung Eucharist on the Second Sunday of Easter, 12th April 2015. When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear …… So our Gospel reading began [John 20.19-31], and within this first sentence we might see how the resurrection of Jesus changes, indeed transforms, everything. The […]
Philip Buckler, Dean Gavin Kirk, Precentor Mark Hocknull, Chancellor John Patrick, Subdean Philippa White, Cathedral Deacon Having been on a very long journey last month (up to Alta, well within the Arctic Circle) I have been reflecting (at one stage in a Force 8 gale on the high seas!) on the journey that is Lent, Passiontide and Easter. St Ambrose put it beautifully in a hymn he wrote in the fourth century: From God the Father he proceeds / to […]
Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Service A Service will be held in Lincoln Cathedral on Monday 8th June 2015 at 1.00pm A limited number of seats are available for this service and applications for tickets should be sent along with a stamped addressed envelope to: The Deanery Office 11 Minster Yard Lincoln LN2 1PJ To be received no later than midday Monday 11th May.
Entrance to the Cathedral will be free today. There will be tours available at a cost of £4.00 each, bookable in person on the day only. The entrance desk will be open to take bookings from 09.15am. Six roof tours available beginning at 10am, then every hour on the hour. Six tower tours beginning at 10.30am, then every hour on the half hour. Upper level tours are for over 14 year olds only and are subject to safety restrictions. The […]
Philip Buckler, Dean Gavin Kirk, Precentor Mark Hocknull, Chancellor John Patrick, Subdean Philippa White, Cathedral Deacon Following the service held on 13 March ‘A Service of Remembrance: Afghanistan 2001-2014’ attended by the very large number of men and women of the Royal Air Force who had served in operations there over that period, I was interviewed more than once and asked about the challenge of putting on such a service at relatively short notice. I had to reply that to […]
Sermon preached in Lincoln Cathedral by the Dean, the Very Revd Philip Buckler, at the Sung Eucharist on the Third Sunday of Lent, 8 March 2015. Last Sunday I was attacked by the Welsh exiles in our midst for the lack of mention of St David on 1st March – St David’s Day. Impervious to the tradition that Sundays in Lent overshadow any such saints day, and flushed with the success at Rugby the previous day, they felt slighted by […]
Philip Buckler, Dean Gavin Kirk, Precentor Mark Hocknull, Chancellor John Patrick, Subdean Philippa White, Cathedral Deacona In the tradition of the prophets of old we find the contemporary writer and most acute observer of life, Alan Bennett, railing recently against the hypocrisy of our society. In a radio programme last week he identified hypocrisy as one of England’s world-class achievements. We glory in Shakespeare yet we close our public libraries was one such example he offered.