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Chapter Letter 20th April – 3rd May 2014

Posted on April 19th, 2014 | 0 Comments

Philip Buckler, Dean   Gavin Kirk, Precentor    Mark Hocknull, Chancellor    John Patrick, Subdean In all the Resurrection appearances in the Gospels there is this mixture of belief and unbelief, of slow recognition and incredulity, of being sure but not yet sure.  Jesus was the same and yet transformed. They hesitated; it was all too good to be true.  The two disciples on the road to Emmaus did not recognise him until he broke the bread for them, and then he vanished […]

Our Easter Activities

Posted on April 16th, 2014 | 0 Comments

Families visiting the Cathedral during the Easter holidays have been enjoying our Easter craft activities, run by Gillian Georgiou, Cathedral Schools Officer. Children have been making Easter cards, creating stained glass windows and learning how to make palm crosses whilst chatting to Gillian about the Cathedral, the Easter story and their Easter holidays. We look forward to continuing to run activities for children and young people during every school holiday. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Gillian […]

Chapter Letter 6th to 19th April 2014

Posted on April 4th, 2014 | 0 Comments

Philip Buckler, Dean   Gavin Kirk, Precentor    Mark Hocknull, Chancellor    John Patrick, Subdean We have reached the stage where the season of Lent moves into Passiontide, when the focus of our reading and prayer turns towards the suffering voluntarily accepted by Jesus as the means by which humankind can be reconciled to God.  The Bible and Christian liturgy show us a kaleidoscope of explanations of how this operates, from the price paid by the only sinless One to allow sinners to […]

Chapter Letter 23rd March – 5th April 2014

Posted on March 21st, 2014 | 0 Comments

Philip Buckler, Dean   Gavin Kirk, Precentor    Mark Hocknull, Chancellor   John Patrick, Subdean In his budget last week the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced a grant of £20m towards the care of cathedral buildings. This is welcome news indeed, though even that amount will not go far when shared among the 42 Anglican cathedrals and those of other traditions. But it is a recognition of the place that our cathedrals have in the life of our nation. They are an essential […]

FreshLinc supports farmers’ campaign

Posted on March 11th, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The Dean & Chapter are delighted that FreshLinc has liveried one of their new lorries with images of the Cathedral and Swineherd of Stow. The story of the Swineherd is that this poor man gave the whole of his life-savings towards the great restoration of the Cathedral by St Hugh at the end of the twelfth century. Farmers throughout Greater Lincolnshire are supporting the restoration of the northwest turret on the top of which sits the sculpture of the Swineherd. […]

Chapter Letter 9th – 22nd March 2014

Posted on March 7th, 2014 | 0 Comments

Philip Buckler, Dean   Gavin Kirk, Precentor    Mark Hocknull, Chancellor   John Patrick, Subdean As we begin this season of Lent, it may well be that you have intentions or ambitions for your spiritual growth. But it is worth reflecting upon the words of a former Bishop of Lincoln, Edward King, whom we commemorated last week. He said: Repentance is the return from a strange unhealthy country to the soul’s true home.

Magna Carta returns to the USA

Posted on March 7th, 2014 | 0 Comments
Magna Carta

In late June Magna Carta will travel to the USA The Lincoln Magna Carta will be exhibited first at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), from July 2–September 1, 2014. In partnership with the Massachusetts Historical Society, Magna Carta will be on view in the MFA’s Art of the Americas Wing alongside other historical loans, as well as portraits and works of art from the Museum’s collection. Focusing on Massachusetts’ and America’s ongoing relationship with Magna Carta, additional objects […]

Magna Carta and the Law Library of Congress

Posted on March 7th, 2014 | 0 Comments

 “Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor” Exhibition at Library of Congress to Open Nov. 6, 2014 1215 Magna Carta from England’s Lincoln Cathedral to be on Display             Magna Carta, the great charter of rights and liberties, stands at the heart of English and American law and has influenced the legal systems of many other democratic nations.  One of the earliest statements of limited government and a point of departure for centuries of debate on individual rights, Magna Carta has become […]

Magna Carta and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Posted on March 7th, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of only four surviving copies of the original Magna Carta––a document written in 1215 that subsequently served as a symbol for liberty around the world––travels to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), this summer for a special exhibition of approximately 20 works in the Museum’s Art of the Americas Wing. An inspiration for the US Constitution and Bill of Rights, the exemplar owned by the UK’s Lincoln Cathedral and typically housed in Lincoln Castle will be on view […]

SERMON – SUNDAY 2 MARCH 2014, LINCOLN CATHEDRAL, SUNDAY BEFORE LENT

Posted on March 6th, 2014 | 0 Comments

SERMON – SUNDAY 2 MARCH 2014, LINCOLN CATHEDRAL, SUNDAY BEFORE LENT  May the words of my mouth and the meditations of all our hearts be always acceptable to you, O Lord, our strength and our sustainer. AMEN. Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain I have spent a lot of time on the top of mountains during our recent holiday to the French Alps – skiing and walking. The […]

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