We would love US citizens to embrace as their own some of our restoration projects.
Lincoln Cathedral, perhaps uniquely among English Cathedrals, has many important links with the United States of America. You can find more by following the LINK.
Magna Carta is very important to us and we are planning a tour of the US in 2014 leading up to the 800th Anniversary in 2015.
We greatly value the patronage of the Prince of Wales for our Fabric Fund with its task of conserving this great building, which truly comes alive with music from our world class choir. We hope the choir will visit the States in 2014.
The Lincoln Cathedral Foundation has been formed to build on these links and to encourage educational and other opportunities for mutual support. In particular:
(a) To advance the educational purposes of Lincoln Cathedral by promoting its 1215 Exemplar Magna Carta, Gothic Romanesque history, the medieval architecture, restoration works department, manuscript collection of the Medieval Library, book collection in the Christopher Wren Library, and promoting the exchange of visiting choirs;
(b) To promote and establish educational opportunities and exchange programs for U.S. educational institutions in Lincoln England;
(c) To promote the educational and charitable purposes of the Lincoln Cathedral and promote cultural awareness of the city of Lincoln, England as a center for medieval architecture and liturgical music, language and literature; and
(d) To promote the bonds between Lincoln England and the U.S. arising out of the early colonisation of the U.S. from the Lincoln area.
IRS for 501 (3) (c) status has been granted and we are applying for permission to seek funds on different States. We will post on this site news of the progress of the applications.
The is now a Lincoln Cathedral Foundation website
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In the meantime we welcome donations through CAFAmerica. This organisation enables US citizen to give to non US charities, such as Lincoln Cathedral. Follow this link to their website or download the CAFAmerica gift form.Support Our Cathedral
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