Lincoln's Inn logo

Chapel’s 400th Anniversary Celebration – be part of history

The culmination of a year of anniversary events, the Chapel’s 400th Anniversary Celebration on Wednesday 18 October 2023 will combine a very special service with a celebratory dinner in Great Hall. This is a unique historic event that’s not to be missed.

Collage of stained glass window, Peter Mculloch, Bishop Rose and the Inn choir

Consecrated in 1623, the Chapel at Lincoln’s Inn may be 400 years old, but it is still in regular use today. This unforgettable event will pay testament to both its remarkable history and its current thriving community and congregation.

Highlights of the 6 pm Celebratory Service will be provided courtesy of:

  • Guest preacher Professor Peter McCullough of Lincoln College, Oxford (editor of The Oxford Edition of the Sermons of John Donne)
  • The Lincoln’s Inn Choir – their performance will feature the premiere of a new setting by Joanna Marsh of Donne’s Holy Sonnet, “Batter my heart, three-person’d God” (part of the Inn’s John Donne commission series)
  • The Rt Revd Rose Hudson Wilkin, Bishop of Dover and Honorary Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn – witness her dedication of our newly installed Treasurers’ Shields (for the Treasurers of 2015 – 2022). These will be on display alongside the Chapel’s re-installed and freshly renovated stained glass. Experience it in all its glory following the completion of York Glaziers Trust renovation project.

After the service, there will be a delicious Anniversary Dinner in the Great Hall.

For anyone who attends Chapel, feels a connection to it, or has an interest in its rich history, this is a one-of-a-kind event not to be missed.

To be part of the main event in the Chapel’s 400th anniversary celebrations, come to Chapel on 18 October at 6 pm and, for dinner, book your place by with the Member Events Team – ticket prices and booking information can be found here.