Following the announcement of a third national lockdown to disrupt the transmission of coronavirus, Lincoln Cathedral has announced changes to its opening times and pattern of worship.
In line with government guidance, Lincoln Cathedral remains open in a limited way for private prayer and worship, however, we ask people to take seriously the advice to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.
Sung Eucharist at 10am on Sundays and Choral Evensong at 5.30pm on Tuesdays and Fridays will continue to be streamed live on the Cathedral’s Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/Lincoln.Cathedral – so that people can join us in prayer without needing to be physically present.
We encourage all those who are able to take part in the services from home, to do so.
There will continue to be daily public services in the Cathedral. We are aware of the increased risks at this time, and there will be increased measures in place for those who do decide to join us – including enhanced social distancing which will significantly restrict the number of people able to be present at times of worship.
For those who may find the need to offer personal prayers, light a candle for someone they know to be in need, or just find a safe place for quiet and reflection, the Cathedral will remain open for private prayer between 10am and 1pm each day.
The Revd Canon Nick Brown, Precentor of Lincoln said, “Since restrictions were first put in place in March 2020, the Cathedral has maintained a daily offering of prayer and worship for the diocese of Lincoln, those who minister within it, and the communities they serve.
“We are aware of the huge importance that being able to access a place of prayer has for many people, and are seeking to strike a balance between meeting people’s spiritual needs whilst paying full attention to the need for people to restrict social interactions in order to interrupt the spread of the coronavirus.
“With the news that we need to enter a period of stricter lockdown, we are aware of the impact that this will have on people’s daily lives and their spiritual, mental and physical well-being and will do all we can to support people spiritually and emotionally through what may be a challenging time for many.”