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


Read up on the latest news from Liverpool Cathedral for Sunday, 22 November 2020.

Welcome from Dean Sue

Welcome to Liverpool Cathedral and to this e-newssheet on this Sunday when we think of Christ the King. This is the last Sunday of the Liturgical Year and it might be a worthwhile exercise over the next week to think of the past year and ask ourselves what has given us life over the year and what has drained us. Then offer the experiences to God.

Canon Myles’ Retirement

Canon Myles will retire from the Cathedral in his current role in January. We have organised a service to mark his retirement as Canon Precentor and in the same service to launch him as Cathedral Chaplain. The date of the service is January 10. We will also hold a diocesan service later in the year to give thanks to Myles for his ministry in the Diocese and in the Cathedral.

If you would like to contribute to Myles’ retirement gift then please do put your donation in an envelope and mark it Myles’ retirement and pop it into one of the donation boxes. If you prefer to contribute through internet banking then please contact Jayne Bainbridge on 0151 702 7204.

We continue to pray for Myles as he transitions to his new role and his new home.

Dean Sue

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:

Pre-booking for Christmas services

We will be offering as many of our special Christmas services as possible, despite the current difficulties. Assuming that the national lockdown ends on 2nd December, these will be: the Nativity Service (6th), Crib and Tree service (13th), and Holly Bough services (19th and 20th), two Christmas Eve services (1.00pm and 3.30pm this year), and the usual Christmas Midnight and Christmas Day services. There will be no Christmas Sequence this year.

Please note: seating capacities for all of these services will be dramatically reduced this year in order to comply with Covid-19 measures. To attend any of our special services you will need to pre-book via EventBrite please.

Tickets on EventBrite will be made available 16 days before each of the services.

Encountering Faith
Next meets on Thursday 26th November, 1-2pm and 7-8pm when we will study Philippians 2:12-18. /getting-involved/Exploring-Faith.

Supper with the Scriptures
Next meets on Monday 23rd November, 7-8pm when we will study Acts 8. /getting-involved/Exploring-Faith.

Too Deep for Words: An Advent Course on the Transforming Power of Lectio Divina

Beginning on 26 November 2020, The Revd Mark Waters is running an online course on Lectio Divina each of the Thursdays before Christmas from 7:30pm to 9 pm. The course aims to provide a powerful way of preparing for Christmas through the season of Advent. It will explore the theory behind Lectio Divina as well as allowing for times of practice and discussion. It will also look at how the practice might become an effective and regular part of a prayer life.

There is no charge for the course but please book a place on the following Eventbrite link so that a Zoom link and course papers can be sent to you prior to each session. Please note that you only have to book once for all four sessions: Do also take a look at the relevant page under the Exploring Faith section of the website: /getting-involved/Exploring-Faith.  

For any further information about the course contact Mark on 07795 822193.

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: 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 or call Nelson on 0151 702 7206.

Micah Liverpool Community Markets at Liverpool Cathedral

Micah Liverpool runs two community markets at Liverpool Cathedral on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11am - 2:30pm outside on the Welsford Porch. For more details, and to learn more about Micah’s work in and around Liverpool, go to:

Prayer requests via our Prayer Wall

You can post prayer requests to us at:

Events at Liverpool Cathedral

The Welsford restaurant continues operation in the Well, compliant with all Government and Church of England guidelines. Hot drinks and a limited selection of sandwiches and treats are available for takeaway purchase. 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.

Cathedral Shop

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 from 11am until 3pm Monday to Saturday. Orders for Delivery or for Collection, we are more than 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

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