Lincoln Cathedral: Your Cathedral

Welcome to Lincoln Cathedral!

Whether you’re new to the city and just starting your studies here, getting used to living in Lincoln as you continue your course, or have lived here all your life, one of the most beautiful buildings in Europe is right on your doorstep and we can’t wait to welcome you!

Graduation ceremonies for The University of Lincoln and Bishop Grosseteste University are held in the Cathedral, but don’t wait until the end of your course to come and explore this sacred space, discover its rich history, and enjoy its unique atmosphere.


Students studying at Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln College and The University of Lincoln get FREE ADMISSION to Lincoln Cathedral – all you need to do is bring a valid student photo ID with you – which makes it a great option for when you want a change of scenery, some inspiration, or just a few moments of peace and tranquillity.

With a history spanning more than 950 years, Lincoln Cathedral is full of fascinating culture, intriguing characters and exciting treasures. Explore on your own, or join a tour to find out more. Take a look at the tours page to discover some of the themes and spaces they cover.
We’ve also got a fantastic shop and café on site, ideal for a catch up over coffee.

Find out more about Cathedral tours
Prayer and worship

There are services every day at the Cathedral and all are welcome to join. We’d love to see you on Sundays at 10.30am for the Sung Eucharist; at one of our candlelit Choral Evensongs (5.30pm on weekdays); or once a month at 7pm for After Hours, an opportunity for reflective worship in this sacred space.  Go to the service and music schedule to find exact details of this week’s services.

Or if you’d prefer some quiet time to reflect, pray or light a candle on your own, feel free to come and use one of the many quiet and tranquil chapels in the Cathedral.

Details of services and music

People are at the heart of everything we do at Lincoln Cathedral and our team of more than 600 volunteers share their time and skills across every area of the organisation. Roles include tour guides, servers, event assistants, bellringers, archivists, education volunteers and many more besides. To find out how you can get involved head to the volunteer page for more information.

Discover more about volunteering at the Cathedral
The Youth Choir

The Youth Choir is a great opportunity for students from Lincoln University, Bishop Grosseteste University and Lincoln College. Singing alongside the professional adults from the cathedral choir, the youth choir meets once a fortnight during term on Saturday afternoons. Each session finishes with the beautiful service of Evensong at 5pm in the cathedral choirstalls, and you can invite your friends along to come and hear you sing (free of charge).

Entry to the choir is by audition, and some previous singing experience is helpful, but don’t worry if you’ve not been involved in a church choir before. Everyone is very friendly and there are always others who can show you the ropes!

To arrange an audition, please get in touch with Aric Prentice, the Director of Music, on


Lincoln Cathedral is home to the 15th century medieval library and the 17th century Wren library. The Cathedral’s two Reading Rooms are open to researchers on weekdays throughout the year and the Cathedral  welcomes all students to use the resources available for their study.

Find out more about using our libraries

Throughout the year, Lincoln Cathedral hosts a wide range of events, including music, exhibitions, drama, family activities, stunning light shows and much more. Follow us on social media, or follow the link below to take a look at the events pages to see what is coming up soon.