These gifts are a wonderful way to mark a special occasion: Christening, wedding, anniversary, birthday, Christmas, Mothers’ Day, university graduation and more. Many people choose to adopt something at Lincoln Cathedral as a lasting memorial to a departed loved one. Others simply want a little piece of Lincoln Cathedral in their own name!
The perfect gift to last a life time
For each adoption you receive an attractive certificate; stones come with an architectural diagram showing the exact location, books have a unique message pasted inside them and organ pipes have a special dedicated book.
By adopting a little piece of Lincoln Cathedral you will be supporting one of the world’s most treasured medieval buildings.
Adopt a Stone from £25
To date the Adopt a Stone project has raised more than £250,000 towards essential restoration work and the increasing repairs needed to sustain the Cathedrals beautiful stonework. Many stones have already been replaced, cleaned or repaired and we aim to continue to support this programme of work through this project. Replacing the stonework is far more than a cosmetic issue; arches, buttresses, columns, tracery and wall stone all provide structural support. New stones are cut from the Cathedral Quarry and then crafted by the Cathedral’s renowned and highly skilled masons, finally being fixed back on the Cathedral to last another 1,000 years.
Help to ensure the future of the fabric of Lincoln Cathedral by adopting a stone on the prestigious West Front, for yourself or as a gift. Each stone comes with an attractive certificate and an architectural drawing showing the location of the specific stone. [Also available are a collection of greetings cards]
Adopt a Book from £25
The Lincoln Cathedral Mediaeval and Wren Libraries are home to a collection of 10,000 rare books and 260 mediaeval manuscripts. A common misconception is that the Library contains only religious books. Actually a wide range of subjects are represented. The books range from poetry to the study of sundials; from atlases to scientific works; from travel and antiquities to the part books of the composer William Byrd, one-time Lincoln Cathedral organist and Master of the Choristers. The collection presents an outstanding educational opportunity for school children. It is a place where history comes to life and offers a memorable learning experience.
Support the work through Adopting a Book and you too can become part of the Cathedral archive. A bookplate will be added to the inside cover of the book that is adopted on your behalf, with a dedication of your own choosing. You will be sent a copy of the bookplate and a photograph of the book in a mounted card.
Adopt an Organ Pipe £50
With a vision and commitment to remain a centre of excellence, Lincoln Cathedral Music Department is committed to performing a varied and changing repertoire. The Cathedral choir and organ music rank amongst the best of English Cathedrals. The building has been graced by voices since mediaeval times, twenty boys, twenty girls and a dozen adult voices sing in the Cathedral choir. They continue to offer choral worship to the highest standard on a daily basis — a tradition which is envied around the world. Many people’s lives are enriched by the daily services, as well as the many concerts and recordings.
Support the music of Lincoln by adopting an Organ pipe, your name will be added to a special dedicated book and you will receive a beautiful certificate listing all of the pipes of the famous Father Willis Organ.Support Our Cathedral
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