This week’s News from Liverpool Cathedral – a Place of Encounter


Catch up on the latest news from Liverpool Cathedral for Sunday, 16th May 2021.

Welcome from Dean Sue

Welcome to Liverpool Cathedral e-news. Today is the seventh Sunday of Easter and the first Sunday after the Ascension. The dismissal on Ascension Day encourages us to ‘wait expectantly’ for the Holy Spirit. So as we wait, we pray with the whole of the Church for the coming of God’s Kingdom through the work of the Holy Spirit.

The collect for Thy Kingdom Come

Almighty God, your ascended Son has sent us into the world to preach the good news of your kingdom: inspire us with your Spirit and fill our hearts with the fire of your love, that all who hear your Word may be drawn to you, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Worship with us this week

Join us in person or on-line for Morning Prayer, the Holy Eucharist, and Choral Evensong/Evening Prayer, broadcast live via our Facebook page:

Click the following link and look below the main banner of our website beneath ‘Services’ for each day’s service offerings and locations: Liverpool Cathedral.

The main Eucharist on Sunday at 10:30 am is live-streamed from the Cathedral Facebook page and YouTube page. To stream the service on Facebook, follow this link to our Facebook page: To stream the service on YouTube, follow this link to our YouTube page:

The Cathedral is open for private prayer, in addition to public worship. Check the main page of the website for the latest information regarding services and open times: Liverpool Cathedral.

Exploring the Sunday Gospel at Home

You can find our Canon Theologian's blog post reflecting on the Sunday Gospel reading on our prayer blog, Prayer for Liverpool:

Zone 2

Zone 2 is currently taking a break, after a very challenging past year. For more on this, including our plans for the future, please visit: /worship-here/zone2.

Supper with the Scriptures

Our series of informal Bible studies, ‘Acting on Acts’ continues on Monday evenings, 7-8pm, throughout April and May. For more information, please visit our website on: /getting-involved/Exploring-Faith.

The Gilbert-Scott Lectures on Science and Faith 2021

The fourth lecture in this popular series is on Tuesday 18th May 2021, starting at 7.30pm and live-streamed via YouTube. The fifth and final lecture will be on 1st June. For more details, please visit: /events-calendar/miles_to_go_before_i_sleep_how_my_cancer_became_a_source_of_joy_180521

Prayer requests via our Prayer Wall

You can post prayer requests to us at:

Night Light & Peace Doves

The primary attraction for Light Night will be the opening our major art installation, Peace Doves – which runs from Light Night until the end of August.  In addition however there will be a range of added entertainment to engage with over the evening – including the Angel Wings projection and the buttons.  In terms of music we are also having Choral Evensong at 5.30pm followed by, what promises to be a hugely entertaining organ demonstration from Ian Tracey. Throughout the evening there will be choir performances and other musical interludes from our hugely talented cathedral musicians as well as a series of special guest performances from Katumba drummers.  The cathedral shop will be open and the Welsford Bistro will be serving food and drinks all evening on the Welsford Porch.

A Choir for Every Age

Between now and September we are looking to recruit more singers to the following choirs: Cathedral Junior Choir (ages 6-11), Gilbert Scott Singers (ages 11-18) and Liverpool64 (SATB choir for adults 18+).  All of our choirs rehearse once a week and are now back in-person at the cathedral. For more information on joining any of these choirs please email:

The Welsford Bistro

Neil and Damien are excited to be finally opening the Welsford Bistro for indoor dining from tomorrow! They will be serving an extensive menu consisting of an all day brunch section with classics such as Full English, eggs Benedict, and smashed avocado and poached eggs on muffins.

Neil and Damien will have their main menu section with a Welsford Tower Burger, traditional Scouse (and blind Scouse!), homemade soup, jacket potatoes and toasted ciabattas. The Scouse and Soup will now be served with homemade sourdough or focaccia bread. There will be daily specials with seasonal ingredients from our local suppliers. 

They will be serving their Cathedral blend coffee from local roasters Joe Black Coffee with a selection of homemade cakes and scones. There will also be a selection of cold sandwiches and salads available from the Grab and Go section.

‘We are really looking forward to welcoming new and old customers to our new Bistro in the Welsford. Please come and say hello and come and enjoy our magnificent array of food.’

Pentecost 2021 – Two Cathedrals Service Online

This year’s Two Cathedrals’ service will be online, due to the ongoing restrictions, an act of worship including voices from across the region, with stories of where the Holy Spirit has been at work in this last year in and beyond the churches. With music from the cathedral choirs, and beginning under the Peace Doves installation in the Well, please join in from home as it is broadcast via the Cathedral Facebook and YouTube channels from midday on Pentecost Sunday.

Cathedral Shop

We are really looking forward to welcoming you back in person this week!

The team have been working really hard to prepare the shop for your return with some great new ranges supporting the Peace Doves installation, our Cathedral and City.

We’re here to help in any way we can – open online for you to browse 24/7 at If you have a specific request that we can help you with, please feel free to email us -

All profits from the shop directly support the ever increasing work of Liverpool Cathedral.