Lincoln Cathedral continues to follow the guidance issued by the national church, and we regularly review our own practices and advice in light of this.

Having considered all available advice, the Cathedral has decided not to offer communion wine from the common cup with immediate effect.

We also recommend that you refrain from shaking hands during the peace.

We believe that it is better to be over-cautious, and wish to take every precaution to protect the diverse range of people who come through the Cathedral’s doors.

Theologically, the church believes that Christ is fully present in the bread and in the wine and nothing is lacking in either – the doctrine of concomitance – and that communion in one kind is fully valid.

We will continue to monitor national church and government advice and will update our practices as necessary. We thank you for your continued understanding and support.