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Lincoln Cathedral lighting schedule for Clap for Carers and Easter

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Lincoln Cathedral will once again light up blue for key workers tonight, purple for Easter weekend, and will then fall into darkness.

The iconic landmark will become a blue beacon for NHS staff once more in support of Clap for Carers, which will take place again tonight at 8pm.

It was announced that the cathedral would be lit blue every Thursday until worship resumes.

The cathedral will also plan to light up purple in honour of Holy Week, from Palm Sunday (April 5) to Wednesday, April 8.

Photo: Lincoln Cathedral

On Maundy Thursday (April 9), it will be lit in white colours to remember the Last Supper, before switching off completely on Good Friday across the weekend to mourn the crucifixion of Christ.

On Easter Sunday (April 12) the cathedral will light up one last time, turning gold to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.

The Very Revd Christine Wilson, Dean of Lincoln said: “While our dedicated NHS staff and frontline workers continue to care for the ill, the vulnerable and the isolated, we continue to remember them in our prayers and do all that we can to support them.

“The weekly blue lights remain a symbol of our thanks, our prayers and our support.

“By making these changes to the lights at the cathedral we can remind people that while we are not able to worship together, we are still marking the most important time in the Christian calendar.

“We hope that it will encourage others to join us as we reflect on the passion of Christ and share our joy in his resurrection.”

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