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


Read this week's news from Liverpool Cathedral for Sunday, 31 January 2021.

Welcome from Dean Sue

Welcome to Liverpool Cathedral e-news on this the 4th Sunday of Epiphany. Information about the activities taking place on-line can be found in this newssheet. A reminder for those wishing to prepare for Sunday worship that on the Prayer for Liverpool website ( there is the Exploring the Sunday Gospel material and also children’s activities that relate to the weeks theme.

Next week we will be celebrating Candlemas and in the afternoon we will be live-streaming the installation of the new Canon Precentor, The Revd Canon Dr Philip Anderson.

The Bishop will be present for that service, so please do go to our Facebook page for this at 3pm on 7 February. This is not a public act of worship with a congregation, but our usual Sunday afternoon live streamed service.

Philip will be presiding and preaching on February 14 at the 10.30 pre-recorded service. Please pray for Philip as he moves house on Friday and as he prepares for his ministry among us.

The Canon Theologian requires your Help

Canon Theologian Leslie Francis would like some help with his research. During the first lock down he developed, with a colleague, a survey to assess the impact of the lockdown on the church and its people. The first survey got over 10,000 responses and has been helpful to the wider Church. The research project is being re-run and clergy and lay people are being asked for their opinion.

The questionnaire will take about 20 minutes of your time, which will enable you to give a thorough picture of your experiences and opinions. This is an online survey. Most of the questions simply require you to click boxes, though there are options to specify your particular circumstances, and an opportunity at the end for you to tell us your views in your own words.

My hope is that this time there will enough responses from people attending cathedrals for Leslie to be able to provide a helpful profile of cathedral ministry during the lockdown.

The survey can be completed on mobile phones (point your camera at the QR code), or it can be accessed using the following link:

Cathedral Company Zoom Call

In addition to the pre-recorded service on Sunday mornings at 10:30, all are welcome to join us for a brew over Zoom for fellowship and conversation after the service. If you would like the Zoom details, please email Canon Neal at

Worship with us this week

Join us on-line for Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer/Choral Evensong, broadcast live via our Facebook page.

Please click on the following link and select which service you wish to follow from the menu under ‘Services’: Liverpool Cathedral.

You can find our pre-recorded Sunday service, along with reflections on the Gospel reading by our Canon Theologian at Prayer for Liverpool:

Encountering Faith

Is now meeting again weekly as we continue our journey through Philippians. The evening sessions are on Mondays 7-8pm and the lunchtime sessions on Thursdays, 1-2pm. Read more here: Liverpool Cathedralhome/GettingInvolved/Exploring-Faith.

Alpha On-line

For those who wish to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed and unpressurised way, either as enquirers or for a ‘refresher’, Alpha On-line continues via Zoom this Thursday evening, 7-8.30pm. Read more here: Liverpool Cathedralhome/GettingInvolved/Exploring-Faith.

Lent Lectures

The annual Lent Lectures will be on Mondays 22nd February – 22nd March inclusive, all on-line via FaceBook and YouTube; 7pm-8.15pm. Further details to follow shortly.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

If you would like further information about the work of the Prayer Shawl Ministry Team – or would like to get involved by sponsoring, donating money or yarn or prayerful stitching, please contact Stella Barnes on 07722 165361 or by emailing

Prayer requests via our Prayer Wall

You can post prayer requests to us at:

Micah Liverpool Shopping List

Micah’s most needed items at the moment are dry cereal, UHT milk, and toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, and soap). Donations are always welcome throughout the winter months!

Cathedral Shop

Whilst you can’t visit us in person - why not browse our online shop where we are open 24/7 at

With Lent fast approaching, our online bookstall has some Lent books available including the Archbishop of Canterbury’s 2021 Lent book at a special offer price. In Living his Story, Hannah Steele uncovers practical ways of sharing the gospel story afresh.

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