This week’s News from Liverpool Cathedral – a Place of Encounter
Read up on the latest news from Liverpool Cathedral for Sunday, 13th December 2020.
Welcome from Dean Sue
Welcome to Liverpool Cathedral e-news for Advent 3. As you are journeying through Advent and want some inspiration then do go to the Preparing the Sunday Gospel at Home material, it can be found on the resources page of our prayer blog, Prayer for Liverpool: https://www.prayerforliverpool.org/prayer-resources.html.
In preparation for today we are encouraged to think about gifts. Our Gospel reading for today points us to people who are gifts to us. The first gift, is John the Baptist and his call to prepare the way for Christ. John’s gift to the world is to point to someone else, Jesus Christ, who will save the world through the gift of himself.
Lord Jesus Christ,
John the Baptist prepared for your coming,
prepare our hearts to hear Johns message,
so we may be ready to welcome your birth
on Christmas Day
for you are God. Amen
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 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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/.
Pre-booking for Christmas services
We will be offering as many of our special Christmas services as possible, despite the current difficulties. These are: the 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.
If you would like to make a financial contribution towards the cost of Christmas Flowers at the Cathedral, Canon Myles hopes to be in receipt of custom under the Bridge after the service today and next Sunday. Thank you so much to those who gave generously last Sunday!
Recommences in January as we continue our journey through Philippians. The evening sessions will move to Mondays 7-8pm, beginning on 18th January. The lunchtime sessions will remain on Thursdays, 1-2pm, beginning on 21st January. /getting-involved/Exploring-Faith.
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 commences via Zoom on Thursday 14th January 2021, 7-8.30pm.
A Bus with a Difference
Today, 13 December, a bus is coming to Liverpool to raise awareness of human trafficking/modern-day slavery. The bus will be outside the Cathedral from 12pm to 1pm. https://liverpool.anglican.org/A-Bus-with-a-Difference?mc_cid=25e623ba9f&mc_eid=144eaf79ca.
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 PrayerShawls@liverpoolcathedral.org.uk.
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: https://micahliverpool.com/.
Prayer requests via our Prayer Wall
You can post prayer requests to us at: https://www.prayerforliverpool.org/.
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.
We are once again open and so happy to see you in person.
There is still time for you to come and browse the extensive range of Charity Christmas cards in this year’s location on the mezzanine above the shop. If you can’t visit us in person then why not browse our online shop where we are open 24/7 at www.cathedralchop.com.
All profits from the shop directly support the ever increasing work of Liverpool Cathedral.