This week’s News from Liverpool Cathedral – a Place of Encounter
Catch up on the latest news from Liverpool Cathedral on Sunday, 8th November 2020.
Welcome from Dean Sue
Welcome to Liverpool Cathedral E-news on this Remembrance Sunday. Sadly we cannot be in the Cathedral to worship in person, but we hope that you will be able to worship through our Remembrance Sunday Eucharist and our Short Act of Remembrance which come from the Memorial Chapel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60dUcJ2YpKA.
As we remember those who have died in war we also pray for the armed services and all who protect this nation in war and at this time of COVID 19.
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.
The pre-recorded Sunday service, along with reflections on the Gospel reading by our Canon Theologian, are to be found on our prayer blog, Prayer for Liverpool: https://www.prayerforliverpool.org/.
Postponed: BLM Lecture – Thursday 12th November 2020, 7.30pm
We regret to announce that, because of the new national lockdown restrictions, we are having to postpone the lecture that was to be given this Thursday by Laurence Westgaph, entitled “Liverpool – the Church and Transatlantic Slavery”. We will look to re-schedule the lecture early in 2021.For more details go to the Events Calendar on our website or follow this link: /events-calendar/liverpool__the_church_and_transatlantic_slavery.
Our Encountering Faith sessions are taking a break for a couple of weeks. The next gatherings will be on Thursday 19th November, 1-2pm and 7-8pm when we will study Philippians 2:1-11. You can find more information on the following link to the relevant page of our website: /getting-involved/Exploring-Faith.
Supper with the Scriptures
Supper with the Scriptures resumes this week. Our next gathering will be tomorrow, Monday 9th November, 7-8pm when we will study Acts 6. You can find more information on the following link to the relevant page of our website:
Micah Liverpool Reverse Advent Calendar Campaign
Micah Liverpool is running its reverse advent calendar campaign again this year. A reverse Advent Calendar uses the same format as an Advent Calendar, but instead of receiving a gift each day throughout Advent you give a gift. On our website we have our reverse Advent Calendar and in each window there is an item that we use in our foodbank parcels. Follow this link to the Micah website to download the calendar and get started: https://micahliverpool.com/blog-post/return-of-the-reverse-advent-calendar/. If you can take on the reverse Advent Calendar challenge you will be able to give a whole parcel as well as a selection box, a child’s toy and a £5 donation. For more information contact email@example.com or call Nelson on 0151 702 7206.
Micah Liverpool Community Markets at Liverpool Cathedral
Micah Liverpool now runs two community market sessions at Liverpool Cathedral on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11am - 2:30pm outside on the Welsford Porch. All are welcome to purchase food and household supplies at heavily reduced prices. Proceeds from the markets will go towards our other Micah programs. Please note that guests should try to bring their own bags if possible. To learn more about Micah’s work in and around Liverpool, take a look at their website: https://micahliverpool.com/.
Our ‘Prayer Wall’, set up at the start of the pandemic, is still live. You can post prayer requests to us at:
Events at Liverpool Cathedral
The Cathedral Events team are delighted that the Cathedral is now able to offer limited catering services. The Welsford restaurant is now operating in the Well, compliant with all Government and Church of England guidelines. Hot drinks and a limited selection of sandwiches, salads, and treats are available for purchase. Come and enjoy a cuppa while seated in the Well and enjoy the magnificent space to ensure adequate social distancing. To keep track of the latest information and any changes from the Cathedral Events team, keep an eye on the Events page of the Cathedral website: Liverpool Cathedralhome/events-calendar.
We are currently closed and can’t see you in person – however we are listening out to your call…….. The shop telephone will be manned 11am until 3pm Monday to Saturday (with the exception of Monday 9th November). Orders for Delivery or for Collection, we are happy to help.
Why not browse our online shop where we are open 24/7.
Nativity sets are always popular, this year is no exception, with pride of place given to the beautifully hand crafted olivewood sets from Bethlehem – why not come in for a browse online at www.cathedralchop.com.
All profits from the shop directly support the ever increasing work of Liverpool Cathedral.
Donate to Liverpool Cathedral
Please consider making a donation to the Cathedral in these very challenging times. We estimate the financial impact of Covid to be a loss of around £650k. We have received funding of c £400k but it’s still a huge financial challenge for us. Within this we have noticed a significant fall in levels of congregational giving (down by over £20,000 so far this year). We’d be very happy to talk to you in more detail about how you can support us. If you’d like to make a donation, please follow this link to the relevant page of our website: Liverpool Cathedralhome/make-a-donation.