This week’s News from Liverpool Cathedral – a Place of Encounter
Catch up on the latest news from Liverpool Cathedral for Sunday, 11th April 2021.
Welcome from Dean Sue
Welcome to Liverpool Cathedral e-news on Easter 2. Holy Week and Easter Sunday proved to be a inspirational journey and I am so grateful to the musicians, the clergy team, the technology people and the Vergers. Holy Week and Easter are demanding in ‘normal times,’ but even more so in times of pandemic when rules and regulations keep changing. I am sure you agree we had an excellent choice of both in person services and on-line services. Thank you one and all for your imagination, patience and perseverance in preparing and leading such thoughtful services and reflections. Thanks also go to the flower arrangers who really did excel in producing such magnificent flower displays.
Staff will begin to return and we look forward to seeing them over the next few weeks.
There are some exciting opportunities to engage in science and faith over the next few weeks and to engage with the Church of England’s programme, Living in Love and Faith.
I hope that are we journey through this Easter season you will see more signs of the hope that Christ’s resurrection offers us.
Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!
It was with sadness that we learnt on Friday of the death of HRH Prince Philip. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Queen and the Royal Family at this difficult time.
Prince Philip has given a life of dedicated service and as the Archbishop of Canterbury said on Saturday morning we have a lot to learn from his example. On a personal note I will be forever grateful for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme and the way that has formed my life over the years.
May he rest in peace and rise in Glory.
A Renewed Hope: Parliamentarians tell the Easter Story
Christian MPs and Peers from across the political parties have come together to share a message of renewed hope this Easter, through a recording of the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ death and resurrection. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcLPAF7TLAU.
Cathedral Company Zoom Call
In addition to the live-streamed service on Sunday mornings at 10:30am, 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 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. www.facebook.com/LiverpoolCathedral.
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 Canon Theologian's blog post reflecting on the Gospel reading for the coming Sunday on Prayer for Liverpool: www.prayerforliverpool.org/.
Zone 2 has just celebrated its tenth anniversary as a cafe-style service for all ages. We give thanks for the remarkable fruitfulness from Zone 2 in that time, both within the Cathedral and also in the Diocese through the Joshua Centre.
However, on Easter Day 2021, it closed its ‘virtual’ doors. Since the beginning of Covid-19 restrictions, Zone 2 has been faithfully and creatively on-line with a live-hosted service most Sundays. You can still view these on the Zone 2 FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/welcometozone2/.
The team has found it both exhilarating but quite exhausting trying to maintain the challenge of taking a very participatory service on-line; especially given the current additional challenges with personal, family and professional responsibilities in their lives. As a result, we have decided that we need to allow the team to have a break from Zone 2 and to take some time out for their own refreshment.
The picture several of the team has had is from John 12:24 – of the seed falling to the ground and ‘dying’. But with the promise of new life springing from it at some point in the future. At this time, we do not know what that ‘new life’ will look like and when it will start to sprout. Please pray with us all as, waiting upon God, we discern that over the coming months.
If you have any questions or comments about Zone 2, please contact Canon Neal on: email@example.com.
The Bible Course
Starting on the evening of Thursday 15th April, 7-8.15pm, we will be offering on-line via Zoom ‘The Bible Course’, from the Bible Society. The easy-to-access 8 sessions will be ideal for those fresh to the Christian faith, or anyone who wants a refresher about what’s in the Bible and where to find it. For more information, please visit: /getting-involved/Exploring-Faith.
Supper with the Scriptures
Our series of informal Bible studies, ‘Acting on Acts’ will re-start on Monday 19th April, 7-8pm. For more information, please visit our website on: /getting-involved/Exploring-Faith.
The Gilbert-Scott Lectures on Science and Faith 2021
These popular annual lectures will begin on Tuesday 27th April 2021, starting at 7.30pm and live-streamed via FaceBook. They will continue on successive Tuesday evenings. For more details, please visit:
“Living in Love and Faith”
The Church of England is engaged in a process of discernment around matters of identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage, and every church is encouraged to participate in the small-group discussion materials that accompany the recent report ‘Living in Love and Faith’. We are offering the five-week sessions on Thursday lunchtimes, 22nd April – 20th May incl., 1.00-2.15pm on Zoom. For more information, please go to: /getting-involved/Exploring-Faith.
Micah Liverpool Thank You
The Micah staff and volunteers wish to send a sincere thank you to all the members of the Cathedral Company who have donated over the last few months. We’ve seen a significant surge in numbers, so all donations have been gratefully received!
Prayer requests via our Prayer Wall
You can post prayer requests to us at: https://www.prayerforliverpool.org/requests.html.
Whilst you can’t visit us in person - why not browse our online shop where we are open 24/7 at www.cathedralshop.com.
Our selection of 1000 piece jigsaws are still proving very popular and the Liverpool Dockside image is now back in stock.
If you have a specific request that we can help you with, please feel free to email us - firstname.lastname@example.org.
All profits from the shop directly support the ever increasing work of Liverpool Cathedral.