Today (Tuesday, April 16th) we celebrated the deacons, priests and bishops renewal of their vows and the Blessing of the oils at Lincoln Cathedral.

A large congregation had gathered for this special celebration which saw the clergy reaffirm the vows made at the time of their ordination and our bishops reconfirm their episcopal commitment. The Deacons renewed their vow to serve and to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.

In opening the service Bishop Christopher was pleased to note that attendance at the service continues to increase each year and that this year's service included our licensed readers. He also asked that we remember our sisters and brothers in France following the terrible fire at Notre Dame in Paris.

The Bishop's sermon can be found here