Lincoln Cathedral is an architectural gem and a centre of excellence for its music, library and traditional craft skills. For 900 years it has been a focus for Christian worship and pilgrimage.
Lincoln Cathedral is the seat of the bishop of Lincoln and a centre of worship and mission and has been since 1092. Its eminence in dignity and structure dominates both city and county. It is, therefore, a witness in the diocese of Lincoln, as well as a source of local pride and distinction in a wider world.
Like other cathedrals, Lincoln must stand out as a workshop of creativity and a working space for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Its worship demands the highest standards in language and music, with both regular and sensibly ordered liturgy and the opportunity for the arts to find both purposeful and dignified expression.
All great churches come alive when people in their search for truth, beauty and goodness find welcome and encouragement to explore them. The cathedral as a place of pilgrimage will be vigilant to renew its hospitality and its teaching and learning as essential elements in its community life. With its high profile the cathedral is also a place where strong challenges to contemporary values can be made, not only by word but also by practical action and concern.
Equally important in our divided world is the cathedral's example of how a mixed body of Christians can work together in harmony, as part of the wider church, it spite of all their differences in outlook and personality. Each member of the cathedral community brings particular gifts and experiences to the Foundation.
Lincoln Cathedral aims to:
- ensure best practice in all we undertake, including improvements to physical and intellectual access, implementing an environmental policy and developing the skills of staff and volunteers.
- explore and engage with contemporary issues by providing educational and research opportunities, maintaining the library and its resources and using the Magna Carta as stimulus for debate.
- care for the fabric by ensuring the regular pattern of maintenance is followed to the highest standard, securing the structure and ensuring traditional craft skills survive.
- maintain and develop the pattern of daily prayer and worship, by ensuring the high standard of music continues, welcoming everyone and exploring ways of bringing more people into the cathedral.
- sustain and resource the ministry of the bishop in his diocese and beyond, by providing opportunity for his teaching ministry and seeking to support both clergy and laity.
Established: September 2000
Board members: 9
Full time staff: 61
Part time staff: 54
Phone number: 01522 561614
Address: Fund Development Office, 4 Priorygate, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1PL
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