We are very much looking forward to celebrating the festival of Christmas this year, and subject to any changes in guidance from the government, we plan to host our full range of services.

To ensure the comfort and safety of all those attending, there will be a reduced capacity in the Cathedral. Tickets are not required, but seating will be, as always, first come first served. Once all seats are is full, we will be unable to admit anyone else to ensure the Cathedral does not become overcrowded.

We are very pleased to share that at the service of Lessons and Carols on Thursday 23 December there will be a British Sign Language interpreter in attendance. To reserve a seat with good visibility for the BSL signing, please contact sarah.spencer@lincoln.anglican.org by the end of Wednesday 22 December.

Doors will open one hour before each service, and to help ensure that everyone can enjoy the services in comfort and safely we ask that everyone over 12 years of age wears a face covering unless you are exempt. Please also take the opportunity to use the sanitisers provided.

On Christmas Eve, the Cathedral will hold The First Eucharist of Christmas at 11.30pm and on Christmas day there will be the full range of services including Sung Eucharist at 10.30am and Festal Evensong at 3.45pm.

All services will be available online for that who are not able or who do not feel comfortable attending. You can watch them on the Cathedral’s Facebook page.

On Thursday 6 January 2022 at 7.30pm, we will be holding Sung Eucharist for the Feast of the Epiphany. This traditional service marks the coming of the Magi to bring gifts to Christ. There will be reflective music sung by the Lincoln Cathedral Consort in St Hugh’s Choir, followed by seasonal refreshments.

And on Sunday 16 January at 3.45pm we will host our Epiphany Carol Service featuring beautiful music for the Christmas and Epiphany season sung by the Choristers and Lay Vicars of the Cathedral Choir in the intimate surroundings of the St Hugh’s Choir. A special way to remember the gift of Christmas – Christ with us and for all people.

“The message of Joy and hope that is at the heart of Christmas is one that will be celebrated in our worship and we will be needing it more than ever this year.”- The Very Revd Christine Wilson, Dean of Lincoln


Christmas services at Lincoln Cathedral:

23 December, 4pm – Service of Lessons and Carols

24 December, 4pm – Service of Lessons and Carols

24 December, 11.30pm – First Eucharist of Christmas

25 December, 10am – Sung Eucharist for Christmas Day

25 December, 3.45pm – Festal Evensong for Christmas Day

6 January 2022, 7.30pm – Sung eucharist for the Feast of Epiphany

16 January 2022, 3.45pm – Epiphany Carol Service