Lincoln Cathedral welcomes people from all walks of life everyday. Whatever your reason for visiting, be this for prayer, worship or to come and have a look around, we hope you will come to enjoy your experience within this wonderful building.
Home to the first open Treasury in an English Cathedral, Lincoln’s collection is made up of the Cathedral’s own silverware and other pieces from around the Diocese. Credited as one of Lincoln Cathedral’s hidden gems, the Treasury sits in the north side aisle of the choir. Famous pieces from the collection include a 1489 Medieval Chalice for which there is only one hallmarked chalice older than this in England today. This Chalice falls into the Cathedral’s keep because it comes from the Dominican Priory, Leicester which was originally part of the Diocese of Lincoln.
The Angel Choir
The Angel Choir got its name from the 28 Angels which are carved into this part of the Cathedral. The Choir was dedicated in 1280, at this time St Hugh’s body was translated to the place prepared for it, in the presence of King Edward I and Queen Eleanor.
The Blessed Virgin Mary
The Blessed Virgin Mary was a new commission in 2014 and stands peacefully in the south aisle of the east end of the Cathedral.
Aidan Hart, Carver and Painter of sacred icons wrote ‘In the carving Christ looks at us, engages with us. Mary on the other hand looks a little beyond us, and towards the far western end of the Cathedral.’
On a quiet day you can stand at the west end and see the Blessed Virgin Mary gazing back at you.
The Gilbert Pots
The Chapel of St Katherine is now reserved in memory of St Gilbert of Sempringham. Gilbert founded the Gilbertine Order, the only medieval English monastic order.
The Cloister Refectory
The Cloister Refectory is open seven days a week and is proud to serve a wide range of traditional Lincolnshire hot food and snacks. Join us for a cup of tea or meet friends for lunch.