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


Catch up on the latest news from Liverpool Cathedral for Sunday, 23rd May 2021.

Welcome from Dean Sue

Welcome to Liverpool Cathedral and to this e-news. Today is Pentecost Sunday, the birthday of the church; it’s the day when we remember and celebrate the third person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit. From the very beginning of the Bible the Bible speaks of God’s spirit moving in the world. The very first chapter of the book of Genesis says:

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the water.

In the Cathedral is a wonderful installation of Peace Doves and Doves have been seen as a symbol for the Holy Spirit. Please do come and spend time looking at the installation and pray for the work of the Holy Spirit in our own time.

A Prayer written by Canon Philip:

O brooding Spirit, in soaring flight over stormy seas, teach us to pray. Carry our cries and hopes to God’s heart. Bring us to firm ground when we lose our moorings. Come, make your home within us. Give us new life. Inspire us. Through Jesus, who laid down his life so that we might rise up, our peace, now and for ever.


Dean Sue

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 3pm on Pentecost Sunday. For more information, see this press release: /about-us/news/the_spirit_at_work_in_the_world______a_service_for_pentecost_

No In-Person Evensong this Sunday

As the pre-recorded Two Cathedrals Pentecost Service is being broadcast this Sunday afternoon via our YouTube channel at 12pm, we won't have Evensong in person in the Cathedral at 3pm. This will allow staff a well-deserved break after Light Night this past Friday.

Peace Doves

We are currently hosting a major art installation, Peace Doves, crafted by artist Peter Walker, until the end of August. Over 20,000 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 press release: /about-us/news/peace_doves_artwork_to_be_.

Thanksgiving Service for the Ministry of Canon Myles

On June 27 at 10.30 there will be a service of thanksgiving for the ministry of Canon Myles as Canon Precentor. The original service was postponed because of Covid restrictions so it is good now to be able to mark and give thanks for all that Canon Myles has done in this Cathedral as Precentor, vice-dean and acting dean.

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 current series of informal Bible studies, ‘Acting on Acts’ concludes on Monday 24th May 7-8pm. After a short break, we will pick up with Acts 12-15 later in June . For more information, please visit our website on: /getting-involved/Exploring-Faith.

The Gilbert-Scott Lectures on Science and Faith 2021

The fifth and final lecture in this popular series is on Tuesday 1st June 2021, starting at 7.30pm and live-streamed via YouTube. For more details, please visit: /events-calendar/god_and_a_world_of_suffering_injustice_and_pain__how_might_that_work_010621.

Prayer requests via our Prayer Wall

You can post prayer requests to us at:

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:

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.