Witness the skills, celebrate the heritage, come and have a go!
23 – 24 June 2017

For the first time ever the City of London Livery Companies and Lincoln Cathedral are joining together to celebrate traditional crafts and skills essential to the preservation of the Cathedral and other ancient buildings as well as keeping heritage and skills alive. Come and see and have a go. Displays both inside the Cathedral and on the East Green.

On the Saturday afternoon, there will be an auction of work produced during the event by the City of London Livery Companies.

The Cathedral and stands will be open throughout both days from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Other things as part of the programme include:

Friday 23rd June 2017

Parish Clerks performing Mystery Plays at:-


17:15 Procession of Livery Companies and Dignitries from the castle to the Cathedral
17:30 Evensong, All are welcome to attend
18:30 Organ Recital by The Lord Mayor of London, Andrew Parmley. Free entry, all are welcome

Saturday 24th June 2017

10.15 Organ Recital
11.00 Mystery Play

12.00 Litany
12.30 Holy Communion

13.00 Mystery Play
14.00 Organ Recital

15.00 Auction on East Green – Click here to download the Auction Programme


Free Entry


Full list of those exhibiting at the Heritage Skills Festival:
Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths
Worshipful Company of Saddlers
Worshipful Company of Painters & Stainers
Worshipful Company of Masons
Worshipful Company of Plumbers
Worshipful Company of Tylers & Bricklayers
Worshipful Company of Joiners & Ceilers
Worshipful Company of Weavers
Worshipful Company of Scriveners
Worshipful Company of Plaisterers
Worshipful Company of Broderers
Worshipful Company of Upholders
Worshipful Company of Turners
Worshipful Company of Basketmakers
Worshipful Company of Glaziers
Worshipful Company of Paviors
Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
Worshipful Company of Glovers
Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights
Worshipful Company of Coachmakers
Worshipful Company of Gold & Silver Wyer Drawers
Worshipful Company of Farmers
Worshipful Company of Builders Merchants
Worshipful Company of Parish Clerks
British Horological Society
Cathedral Workshop Fellowship Attendees
Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England/Association of English Cathedrals
City and Guilds of London Arts School Historic Carving Department
Craven Dunnill Jackfield Ltd
Emma Simpson Brickwork Conservation
G Gibson & Co. Ltd
Harrison & Harrison
Heritage Trust for Lincolnshire
Hog Roast
Institute of Conservation
Jason Wright Roofing
Friends of Cathedral Music
Friends of Lincoln Cathedral
Lincoln BIG
Lincoln College (Joiners)
Lincoln College (Plasterers)
National Heritage Training Group
Princes Foundation
Royal School of Needlework
Sandtoft Roofing
Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings/William Morris Fellowship
Tom Wood Beers
Vergers Guild
West Suffolk College
Cathedral Bell Ringers
Lincoln Association of Embroiderers
Cathedral Flower Ladies
Lincoln Cathedral Fundraising
Cathedral Illuminator
Cathedral Library
Cathedral Needlework Guild
Cathedral Treasury
Lincoln Cathedral Music Department
Lincoln Cathedral Music Fund
Lincoln Cathedral Works Department (Joinery)
Lincoln Cathedral Works Department (Masons)
Lincoln Cathedral Works Department (Leadwork)
Lincoln Cathedral Works Department (Domus)
Lincoln Cathedral Works Department (Conservation & Archive)
Lincoln Cathedral Works Department (Glazing)
Lincoln Cathedral Connected