Friends' visit to Lincoln Cathedral on Friday 9th September 2022
A group of The Friends went by coach up to Lincoln on 9th September and as you can imagine the Cathedral was a sombre but awesome experience. All tours were cancelled and there was a sense of peace throughout the building. Hushed voices as we all absorbed the atmosphere. Lots of candle stations as well as the condolence book and movingly, regular short readings and prayers were said echoing through the whole Cathedral. It was not the planned visit however it is one we will never forget.
We can recommend the Cathedral Cafe where they had prepared a room just for us. The service and food was excellent. We had morning coffee on arrival and an excellent lunch later, some of us even had tea before we left.
The afternoon was spent by many at the Castle where we saw the Magna Carta and visited the Castle Prison, not a place you would want to stay for more than a very short visit. The views from the Parapet where fabulous, you can see for miles and everything looked so green.
On this trip we were joined by Christine Lawrence who was our Treasurer for a time but now lives in York, it was so good to see her.
Our thoughts during the day were of Lawrence Gooderham our late Chairman who’s funeral was on the 7th. He had been looking forward to joining us bless him.
Secretary to the Friends of the Parish Church