Due to COVID-19 concerns, Lincoln Cathedral has today announced that services will now only be available online and in-person worship will be suspended until further notice.
The building will remain open daily between 10am-1pm and 11:30am-1pm on Sundays for individual private prayer, whilst services will be available to watch via the Cathedral’s Facebook Page.
Access for private prayer will be through the Judgement Porch on the South side of the Cathedral.
The Revd Canon Nick Brown, Precentor of Lincoln said: “Lincoln Cathedral remains a focal point of hope and prayer for all across the City of Lincoln and beyond.
“To bring people together in worship is at the very heart of our purpose, but having considered expert advice we believe that the best way to help limit the spread of Covid-19 is to suspend public services for the time being.
“The Cathedral Clergy and lay vicars continue to maintain a daily pattern of prayer on behalf of all.
“The community remains in our prayers and we look forward to the time when, through the grace of God, we might be able to gather more fully in the future, but for now we encourage everyone to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.
“If you are aware of any pastoral needs with which we may assist, please leave a message with the verger on duty during the times that the Cathedral is open for private prayer, or email [email protected].”
For the duration of the lockdown, the services broadcast online will include:
– Eucharist on Sunday mornings at 10am
– Morning Prayer – 8am Monday to Friday, 9am Saturdays
– Evensong Tuesdays and Fridays at 5.30pm
– Evening Prayer – 5.30pm Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 4.30pm Saturdays, and 3.45pm Sundays.