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


Catch up on the latest news from Liverpool Cathedral for Sunday, 29th November 2020.

Welcome from Dean Sue

Welcome to our e-news as we move towards Advent Sunday. It will be a strange beginning to Advent as we hold our Darkness to Light Service virtually at 5.30 on Advent Sunday. See the event page here: /events-calendar/_from_darkness_to_light_29_11_2020_online. These are, as we know, challenging times and the normal way of operating will not apply in the run up to Christmas this year. All services in the next few weeks will need to be booked through our web-site. But don’t let that stop you from reflecting on the Advent theme of Hope. Hope that we see in the birth of that tiny baby destined to change and transform the world. So please do begin your Advent journey of Hope by watching our Darkness to Light Service and give thanks for the Hope given and received through the prophets of old and through the birth of the Christ child.

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:

FNT Lunchtime Concert

This Friday, 4 December from 12:45-13:15 in Lady Chapel, the Cathedral Choral Scholars will present a program of Advent Choral music. Admission is free, but booking on Eventbrite will be required. A retiring collection will be taken to benefit the Music Department. Please follow this link to book you place:

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.

News from Canon Ellen

Some have asked after Canon Ellen as she has not been able to attend worship in person since March. This blog posts explains why Canon Ellen remains shielding with her husband: /about-us/news/shielding_why_you_dont_see_me_inside_the_cathedral_at_the_moment__reflection_by_canon_ellen.

Encountering Faith

Next meets on Thursday 3rd December, 1-2pm and 7-8pm when we will study Philippians 2:19-30. This will be our last meeting of this term. We will reconvene in January. /getting-involved/Exploring-Faith.

Supper with the Scriptures

Next meets on Monday 30th November, 7-8pm when we will study Acts 8:14-25. /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. /getting-involved/Exploring-Faith.  

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

Micah Liverpool Reverse Advent Calendar Campaign

Micah Liverpool is running its reverse advent calendar campaign again this year. 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 at

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