Liverpool Cathedral welcomes back visitors and worshippers from Sunday 19 July


We’re looking forward to opening our doors once again to welcome you back on the 96th anniversary of our consecration and 116 years since our foundation stone was laid.

The second phase of our reopening continues with our annual Consecration Service at 10:30 am on 19 July. Places are limited to maintain physical distance guidelines. You can book your place here. Then welcoming visitors after 12 noon.

While we’ve been closed, behind the scenes there has a flurry of activity as our staff and volunteers prepare our historic Grade 1 listed building to make sure it’s ready, with systems in place to keep our worshippers, visitors and Cathedral people safe.

The decision to reopen was not taken lightly, to keep everyone coming into our Cathedral safe, we are 

  • Introducing a one-way system 
  • Asking visitors and service-goers to book in advance
  • Limiting the number of people allowed inside in the Cathedral at any one time
  • Changing our opening hours 
  • Providing hand sanitisers points 
  • Installing new signage to direct and remind visitors of the safety measures.

The Dean of Liverpool, The Very Revd Dr Sue Jones said:

“We want people to enjoy our building and we want them to do this safely so, like so many great Liverpool venues, the way you encounter us will be different. But you will still encounter a warm welcome as you come back to one of the buildings that people right across Liverpool and beyond love.

 “I have missed so many encounters with our visitors over the last few months so it feels great to be welcoming people back. And to be able to more fully open our doors with public worship on the anniversary of our consecration seems fitting and right.”

Liverpool Cathedral Revised Opening Hours

From Sunday, 19 July 2020, our public visiting hours are

  • 12;00 to 15:00 on Sundays
  • 11:00 to 15:00 Monday to Saturday

You can book your visit here.

During this stage of reopening, there will also be an opportunity to

  • light a candle,
  • write a Peace Dove
  • visit the Cathedral Shop (reopening on 21 July) 

The Cathedral’s Welsford Restaurant, Mezzanine Café, and Tower experience will remain closed for the time being.


Our Revised Worship Services


Monday to Saturday 

9:00 Morning Prayer Lady Chapel

12:05 Eucharist Nave Altar in Main Cathedral (booking required) 

15:00 Said Evening Prayer Lady Chapel


10:30 Eucharist Nave Altar in Main Cathedral (booking required)

15:00 Said Evening Prayer Lady Chapel



Liverpool Cathedral started its journey to reopen on Thursday 18 June, following a Government announcement that all places of worship could open for supervised private prayer.


Liverpool Cathedral closed its doors on 23 March. Since then we've responded to the crisis in creative and innovative ways; offering a wide range of support – practical and spiritual to the community, both online and off. 

Please note: Friends' Evensong and AGM which were to be held on Sunday 19 July 2020 have been postponed. 


The Dean of Liverpool, The Very Revd Dr Sue Jones offers these words of welcome to visitors and worshippers