Celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
Find out more about our Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
Earlier this month Liverpool Cathedral marked a very special celebration, the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
The 4-day bank holiday weekend, which coincided with Pentecost, the celebration of the descent of Holy Spirit, included a range of fun friendly activities.
The celebrations began on the evening of Thursday 2 June, with a Beacon lighting. This took place on the Rankin porch, which is the place her Majesty has traditionally entered the Cathedral on her visits to us.
While the commemorative beacon was lit, our choir sang a special anthem for the Queen called ‘a live lived with Grace’ by Vincent Atueyi Chinemelu.
On Sunday 5th June, the celebrations continued, with a special service for Pentecost. 40 years after Pope John Paul II made his historic visit to both of Liverpool’s Cathedrals, Liverpool Cathedral, and Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral joined together for a traditional service.
This began with an act of Worship on the steps to the Metropolitan Cathedral and continued with an all-age family service at Liverpool Cathedral. After the service, there was fun for all the family, with a Big Picnic for the Platinum Jubilee, made possible by The Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund. Our friends from In Another Place organised some giant games of Snakes and Ladders, alongside crafts and a fun trail.
Over this special weekend, we also reminisced about the different visits her Majesty has paid to Liverpool Cathedral, with a special blog, from our Canon Archivist Val Jackson. You can read more about these visits, here.