Sunday 18 September 2022

Normal services will take place in the cathedral on Sunday morning, and everyone is welcome to attend.  After the 10am Sung Eucharist, the east end of the Cathedral will be closed (apart from those wishing to attend the 12.30pm service of Holy Communion at the Shrine of St Hugh) whilst we prepare for the afternoon Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving.  During this time, the nave of the Cathedral will remain open for people to use for prayer and reflection – and people will be able to write in the condolence books and light candles in the nave.

The Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving for Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, will take place at 3 45pm.  Seating at this service, which will take place in St Hugh’s Choir and be relayed into the nave of the Cathedral, is generally unreserved.  The east end of the cathedral will reopen for this service at 3pm and, once available seats in St Hugh’s Choir are taken, people are asked to use the available seating in the nave of the cathedral.

Immediately before and during the afternoon service, access to sign the condolence books and to light candles will be restricted, but will resume as soon as the service is over.  The cathedral will remain open for prayer and reflection until 8pm, at which point we will observe the national minute’s silence and, after prayers for the repose of the soul of Her Late Majesty, then the Cathedral will close.

Monday 19 September 2022

On Monday 19 September, the Cathedral will open as normal at 8am, and a short service of Morning Prayer will take place at the Shrine of St Hugh.  The condolence books will be available for signing in the nave of the Cathedral, where the funeral service will be shown live from Westminster Abbey on a big screen.  The daily eucharist at 12.30pm will take place in the Fleming Chantry at the west end of the Cathedral and may be delayed until the conclusion of the main funeral service at Westminster Abbey.

The normal routine of daily services will continue with Choral Evensong, sung by the choristers of the Cathedral Choir, at 5.30pm in St Hugh’s Choir.  After this service the Cathedral will close and, from Tuesday morning all activities in and around the Cathedral will resume as normal.


Worship & Mission

Weekly service schedule
The service sheet for the coming fortnight can be viewed on the cathedral website (click link to visit)


Season of Creation
Between 1 September and 5 October, Christians around the world will be observing a “Season of Creation”, praying and caring for the natural world. For more information, please see (or on social media the hash tag #SeasonOfCreation).

Season of Creation – Sermon Series
During the Season of Creation, our evensong sermons at 3.45pm are as follows:
25.09.22 #3: ‘Creation as Sacrament’, by The Rev Canon Andrew Christopher Vaughan, Priest In Charge, Swinderby (Benefice), Prebendary of Langford Ecclesia.
02.10.22 #4: ‘Eco Journeying’, by The Revd Michelle Webb, Assistant Curate of St Giles Church, Lincoln. Member of Lincolnshire Faith & Environment Group.

From the Director of Music, Aric Prentice
Congratulations to Max, Finn, Niamh, Chloe and Evie who are being made up as cope girls and boys at Evensongs on Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 September, and to Anne-Ugonma and Henry who are being made up as chanters then too. Well done to all of them!

LCCA Autumn 2022 events
Friday 30 September, 2-4pm
Coat of Hopes refreshments in South Transept

Thursday 20 October, 7pm
Harvest Supper in the Chapter House

Monday 14 November, 6.30pm for 7pm
LCCA AGM in the Chapter House

If you are interested in any of these events, please ask a committee member or email

Provide, Protect, Preserve Emergency Appeal Update
From Matthew Tarling, Fundraising Manager
The emergency appeal ‘Provide, Protect, Preserve’ launched at the outset of the 2020 covid-19 lockdown period, to raise funds to secure the future of the Cathedral. It was a sad and difficult time as the Cathedral reorganised itself and said goodbye to about one third of its staff in order to survive. Following detailed work, we set a target of £1.5 million to make sure that the organisation could remain viable.

I am pleased to say that with the help of supporters, including government grants, trusts, as well as private donors from across the country and the world, together we managed to raise a staggering £1.48 million towards the target. This was an incredible success, and we are so grateful to everyone who donated to help see the Cathedral through those difficult times.

In every appeal for support, every single penny counts and is valued. Thank you for your generosity in this appeal – we never take your support as granted, and hope that you will choose to support Lincoln Cathedral again in the future.

Lincoln Cathedral Common Good Project
Social Theology Lecture Series
27 September 2022, 6.30-8pm
JUST BEING? On the dignity and divine calling of the human person. Can people be who they truly are in the modern world? By Edward Hadas, who is a Fellow at Blackfriars Hall, Oxford, a freelance journalist and author working on moral economics and finance. His latest book is Counsels of Imperfection: Thinking Through Catholic Social Teaching.
Tickets available from the Cathedral website.

Social Theology Lecture Series: Lecture #4
18 October 2022, 6.30-8.00pm
JUST CHURCH? How does Catholic Social Teaching fit into the mission of the Church of England? What is the Anglican legacy for the common good and how might it become a church for England? Revd Dr Malcolm Brown, who is the Director of Mission and Public Affairs for the Church of England, and Visiting Professor in Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Winchester. He is the editor of, and an author in, ‘Anglican Social Theology: Renewing the Vision Today’ (2014).

On The Word and the Common Good 
As a part of the ‘Lincoln Cathedral Common Good Project’, the Chancellor is hosting a short Bible study course, ‘The Word and the Common Good’, by ‘Together for the Common Good’. This short course explores the Common Good in the Bible and is for groups of Christians wanting to explore together their calling in their community. The material is free to download, and consists of scripture passages, reflections, discussion questions and prayers. The groups will meet fortnightly on the following Saturday mornings, from 10.30-11.30 am: 1 October, 15 October, 29 October, 12 November, 26 November, 10 December.

Please email Paul at to express an interest. Venue to be confirmed


Grand Summer Organ Concert Series
24 September – Jeffrey Makinson, Organist, Lincoln Cathedral

Book Launch with Dr Lynne Broughton
21 September – Join us in the Chapter House of Lincoln Cathedral for the launch of Lincoln Cathedral: Insights and Explanations by Dr Lynne Broughton. The book will be available at the event for a special discounted price of £15.

Pub to Pulpit
8 October – Join Cathedral Choir, Broomdasher and Coracle singing some of our best loved hymns using tunes collected by Vaughan Williams

The Hallé in Lincoln
14 October, 7pm – The Hallé is a Cathedral favourite and is returning this year as part of its 2022–2023 season with conductor, Taavi Oramo.

For full details of events, and to book tickets, please visit