Set in the very heart of the building, Lincoln’s Father Willis Organ is one of the finest in Europe.

It was the last Cathedral instrument completed during the lifetime of ‘Father’ Henry Willis (in 1898). Since that time, it has undergone only minor adjustments, including one new console in the 1960’s and a complete overhaul and clean in 1998. Thus what remains is still true to the builder’s original tonal scheme.

Purchasing a voucher to play Lincoln’s Father Willis Organ is an ideal gift for anyone with a passion for playing the organ, and is something that will be a lifelong memory. The sessions are generally available during school term time on Monday evenings at 6.30pm following evensong. Unfortunately, we aren’t able to offer the sessions during the day while the Cathedral is open, or while worship is taking place.

How do I buy a voucher?

Vouchers can be bought by clicking the ‘Donate’ button on this page.

How do I use a voucher?

To use your voucher for a session, please contact Amber Hardy in the Fundraising Office on 01522 561613, or by email to and she will be happy to discuss availability. Friends and family are always more than welcome to come along and be present for the session too.

How long is a voucher valid for?

We would advise you to try and use your voucher within 12 months of issue, but we understand this isn’t always possible given the availability of a suitable slot.

All the funds raised from Pay to Play go towards the maintenance and restoration of the Cathedral’s four organs.

Make a Donation - One Hour Playing the Father Willis

One Hour Playing the Father Willis

£ 125.00