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.
The Cathedral will be closed to the public until 15:00 on Friday 13th March. – Access to the cathedral will be restricted to the east end of the building only – to allow essential work to be carried out on Friday 5th June. – The Cathedral will be closed to the public until 15:00 after which there will be restricted access to the east end of the building only on Monday 8th June.
GOOD FRIDAY Cathedral Open for Worshipers only 0830 – 1530 Our Lord Jesus Christ was executed by crucifixion on this day. His selfless death reconciled humanity to God and to each other, making it a uniquely good and holy day. Until 1530 this Cathedral is open for prayer and worship only: 0930 Liturgy of the Cross 1200-1500 Three Hours Devotion 1730 Evening Prayer 1930 Devotional Concert
Philip Buckler, Dean Gavin Kirk, Precentor Mark Hocknull, Chancellor John Patrick, Subdean Philippa White, Cathedral Deacon When I was at theological college, one of my biblical studies lecturers said something that has remained with me every since. He said “The most important lesson to learn when reading the Bible well is learning to be surprised.” It was not something I was expecting to hear on my first day studying theology after a short but enjoyable scientific career. I suppose the […]
Sermon preached in Lincoln Cathedral by the Dean, the Very Revd Philip Buckler, at the Sung Eucharist on the Sunday next before Lent, 15th February, 2015. Flowers are often a gift on Valentine’s day, as some of you may have found yesterday: and they can provide or provoke memories. There is a lovely piece of writing in his autobiographical work Story of a Life by the Russian author, Konstantin Paustovsky, in which flowers do just that. The setting is a […]
Sermon preached in Lincoln Cathedral by Philippa White, Assistant Curate at Lincoln Cathedral and St John the Baptist, Ermine How mediaeval we are this morning! Our ancestors worshipping here six hundred years ago would recognise our solemn candle-lit procession from the West End to the High Altar. They would have made the same procession, each carrying a candle and a penny, while the choir sang the Nunc Dimittis; they would have processed right up to the High Altar and would […]
Sermon preached in Lincoln Cathedral by the Dean, the Very Revd Philip Buckler, at Choral Evensong attended by the Mayor of Lincoln, 8th February 2015. Political life in our present day is concerned with – one might even say obsessed by – the people’s reactions. I observe this not just because we welcome our Mayor and political leaders of the City here this afternoon, but also because I have spent this past week in London, recalling the political life of […]