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


Catch up on the latest news from Liverpool Cathedral for Sunday, 13th June 2021.

Welcome from Dean Sue

Welcome to this week’s e-bulletin. Yesterday in the Cathedral the Bishops ordained 22 people as priests. For the past ten months these people have served the parishes of this diocese as deacons. Their calling to ordained ministry would have begun some time ago as a small seed. Like our parable in today’s Gospel reading that seed has grown and developed and as they now prepare to serve the Church of God as Priests we pray for them and the parishes where they will serve.

Heather Goldsmith St Matthew and St Leonard, Bootle

Gareth Morgan St Aidan with All Saints, Speke

Louis Johnson St Luke in the City Team

Noel McGarrigle All Saints, Rainford

Chris Neilson St John, Burscough Bridge

Gregor Stewart Eccleston Team

Helen Deegan All Saints, Childwall

Lynne Connolly St Gabriel, Huyton Quarry

Russ Greenacre St Anne, Stanley and St Paul, Stoneycroft

Tracie Dunsby St Anne, Stanley and St Paul, Stoneycroft

Gill Hoy St Lawrence with St Paul, Kirkdale

Jeanette Griffiths Holy Trinity, Wavertree

Glen Gardner St Thomas, Lydiate & Downholland and St Cuthbert, Halsall

Julia Pratt St Peter, Woolton

James Taylor Church Wigan

Sandra Jones Wigan North East

Fran Humphry Wigan West

Catherine Cosslett Church Wigan

Helen Purcell All Saints, Liverpool

Gordon MacLeod Maghull and Melling Team

Liz Roberts St Bridget and St Thomas, Wavertree

Christopher Dunbar Upholland and Dalton

Peace Doves

We are currently hosting a major art installation, Peace Doves, crafted by artist Peter Walker, until the end of August. Over 13,000 white paper doves have been hung from the Well ceiling, each with prayers written on by worshippers and visitors. The installation is accompanied by the art installation, Peace to Ourselves, a large dove laid out on the Memorial Chapel floor, on which all are invited to place (provided) buttons in memory of a loved one. In addition, we welcome back the Angel Wings projection in the Derby Transcept. For more information, please visit this link to the website: /about-us/news/peace_doves_artwork_to_be_.

Thanksgiving Service for the Ministry of Canon Myles

On June 27 at 10.30 am we will hold a service of thanksgiving for the ministry of Canon Myles as Canon Precentor. The original service was postponed because of Covid restrictions, but now we are able to publically mark and give thanks for all that Canon Myles has done in this Cathedral as Precentor, Vice-Dean and Acting Dean. Watch this space for more details!

Worship with us this week

Join us in person or on-line for Morning Prayer, broadcast live via our Facebook page:

Join us in person for the 12.05 pm Eucharist on weekdays and Saturdays, and Evensong/Evening Prayer at 5:30pm on weekdays and 3pm on Saturdays. Click the following link and look below the main banner of our website beneath ‘Services’ for each day’s in-person service offerings and locations: Liverpool Cathedral.

The main Eucharist on Sunday at 10:30 am and Sunday Choral Evensong at 3 pm are live-streamed from the Cathedral Facebook page and YouTube page. To stream a service on Facebook, follow this link to our Facebook page: To stream a service on YouTube, follow this link to our YouTube page:

The Cathedral is open to visitors 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:

Supper with the Scriptures – “Acting on Acts”

Our informal series of Bible studies will continue on 21st June, as we have a series looking at Acts chapters 12-15. We meet on Monday evenings, 7-8pm on Zoom. For more details, please visit: /getting-involved/Exploring-Faith.

Encountering Faith – “Revelation revealed”

Our ‘deep dive’ series of Bible Studies will re-start on 1st July, as we look in-depth at Revelation, the last book of the Bible. We meet on Thursday evenings, 7-8.15pm on Zoom. For more details, please visit: /getting-involved/Exploring-Faith.

Gilbert Scott Lectures on Science and Faith 2021

Many thanks to all those who supported this year’s online lecture series and helped to make them happen so smoothly – thank you all!  Look forward to you being with us for next year’s series (about the same time of year, 2022) both in person and online!

Just a reminder that, if you missed any of the lecture series, they are all available to view again on the Liverpool Cathedral YouTube Channel, all nicely arranged in a dedicated playlist. Enjoy – there are some terrific and extremely powerful lectures.

Follow this link to the lecture playlist on our YouTube page:


2.15-2.45 ORGAN RECITAL (donation of one pound) followed by Choral Evensong

13.06.21 Ian Tracey

20.06.21 Daniel Bishop (Sub-Organist)

27.06.21 Daniel Greenway

04.07.21 Daniel Greenway

11.07.21 Dylan McCaig (Senior Organ Scholar)

18.07.21 Ian Tracey


Tuesdays at 2.30-3.30pm

15, 22 & 29 June Bach, Beatles and Bossa Nova: Our fabulous Choral Scholars under the direction of Ian Tracey perform a popular and easy listening programme of consort music

27.07.2021 Mannings & McCaig Piano Duets:  an eclectic mix of music arranged for 4 hands, performed by Stephen Mannings and Dylan McCaig  

03.08. 2021 An Ocean Apart : a Celebration of 20th-century English and American song, performed by David Kernick (baritone). With pianist Stephen Mannings

10.08.21 Schubert to Sinatra: Crooner and Countertenor Luca Wetherall sings a mixture of classical and smooth jazz numbers including some pieces composed by himself. With pianist Lee Ward

17.08.21 Songs from the silver screen: Liverpool Cathedral´s own Jack Watson sings a selection of popular show tunes, including those from stage and screen. With pianist Lee Ward 

24.08.21 The Tenor Diva: Robin Datta performs the great tenor arias from opera and musicals. With pianist Lee Ward

SATURDAY Summer Lady Chapel recitals

6.30-7.30pm Lady Chapel summer concert series. Retiring collection.

10.07.21 In the Midst of Life: Music of Lent and Passiontide, Scholars and   Clerks of Cambridge, directed by Carlos Rodríguez-Otero with Ben Markovic, Organ

31.07.21 Consort and Close harmony: L24, one of Liverpool´s finest chamber choirs, directed by Lee Ward

07.08.21 Summer Concert of Choral Classics: Bath Chamber Choir, the Aquae Sulis Chorale, directed by Shean Bowers with Stephen Hargreaves, Organ

14.08.21 Sacred German and Italian Baroque: Music for choir and chamber orchestra, directed by Dylan McCaig

21.08.21 KeyboardFest – a concert of music for organ, chamber organ, virginals and harpsichord with Lee Ward and friends

Prayer requests via our Prayer Wall

You can post prayer requests to us at:

New Cathedral Choristers Required

We are looking for boys and girls to join our famed cathedral choir. We welcome boys from year 5 and girls from year 7. The audition dates are on Sunday June 27th and Sunday July 11th, both from 4pm in the cathedral´s Lady Chapel. Please email for further details.

A Choir for Every Age

We are recruiting singers to our choirs: Cathedral Junior Choir (ages 6-11), Gilbert Scott Singers (11-18) and Liverpool64 (SATB choir for 18+).  The Junior Choir and Gilbert Scott Singers are rehearsing in-person again, and Liverpool64 should be returning imminently. To discuss joining a choir, email:

The Cathedral Cycle Route

The Cathedral Cycle Route, linking the Anglican Cathedrals in the UK, has been launched with a nationwide cycle relay. On 6th July, a team of cyclists from Liverpool Cathedral will take the relay onwards to Manchester Cathedral, following the East Lancs along the 35 mile route. We have space for around 6 more cyclists to join our team. We’re recommending potential cyclists own a hybrid or road bike and have a fairly decent level of fitness, although we’re not aiming to break any speed records! If you would like to cycle with us for this event, please email

Cathedral Shop

We have a great range of gifts supporting the Peace Doves installation. The peace dove hanging decorations and the dove ceramic t light domes are popular with our visitors.

We also have some new T lights with a Liverpool design, a perfect gift for a special occasion.

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.