From Ash Wednesday, 2 March 2022, Lincoln Cathedral will be lit purple to mark the Christian season of Lent.
The colour reflects the traditional liturgical colour of the season, which is used for vestments, altar fronts and other liturgical linens in the Cathedral.
The Cathedral will remain lit in purple until Palm Sunday on 10 April, when Christian worshippers celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem.
From Monday 11, to Wednesday 13 April, the Cathedral will be lit in red as we enter Holy Week and on Maundy Thursday (14 April), this will change to white as we contemplate the Last Supper, and Jesus’ command to his disciples to love one another.
On Good Friday and Easter Eve (15 and 16 April) the will not be lit as the passion, suffering and death of Christ is remembered. White light will return after 9pm on Easter Eve.
Finally, on Easter Day (17 April), as befits a day of celebration, the Cathedral will be bathed in a glorious gold as we celebrate the transforming effect of the resurrection and the hope offered by new life.