News and events Stories An invitation from Lincoln Cathedral Some news and an invitation from Lincoln Cathedral... This year is a special year for Lincoln Cathedral as we celebrate the 800th anniversary of the canonisation of Bishop Hugh. Hugh became Bishop of Lincoln in 1186 and oversaw the rebuilding of the Cathedral following a devastating earthquake the year before. Known as a hardworking and inspirational leader, Hugh was renowned for his holiness and was made a saint in 1220, just 20 years after his death. To mark the event, we are holding a Festal Evensong and invite you to join us as we celebrate the life and work of St Hugh. All are welcome. It would be appreciated if you could let the events team know if you are planning to attend. Please get in touch via email or call 01522 56 16 58.