Thursday 3 April 2014

To Lincoln for the Chrism Eucharist

Each year in Holy Week the Bishop of Lincoln invites us to the Cathedral for the Chrism Eucharist at which the Bishop, priests and deacons of the diocese reaffirm their ordination vows and the Holy Oils used for Baptism, Confirmation and Healing are blessed for use across the diocese.

The service is traditionally held on Maundy Thursday but after an experiment last year it will be held again this year on Tuesday in Holy Week, 15th April, at 11:00. All are welcome. A suiitable train leaves Stamford at 08:00 and after a change of trains at Peterborough you would arrive in Lincoln in good time for a walk up to the Cathedral with a coffee stop on the way. After lunch and/or other leisure in Lincoln after the service, the 14:46 train from there to Newark with an additional change at Peterborough will get you home in time for tea before the evening address and compline at All Saints! (There are other return options available, depending upon how you wish to spend the afternoon, and some require just the one change at Peterborough.)

This is much like the adventure that some of us enjoyed in the autumn but without the option of supper in Newark on the way back, and, as it is spring, daylight all the way!

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