This week’s News from Liverpool Cathedral – a Place of Encounter
Catch up on the latest news from Liverpool Cathedral for Sunday, 7th November
Welcome from Dean Sue
A very warm welcome to Liverpool Cathedral e-news. This week we are encouraged to think about our call as Disciples of Christ. Sunday's Gospel reading sets the scene for the calling of the first disciples as they leave their nets to follow Christ. There are plenty of opportunities in this Cathedral to develop our discipleship. Week by week Canon Neal and others join together to explore the scriptures. Information about these courses is below. You can also prepare for the coming weeks worship by working with the Exploring the Sunday Gospel material from the Canon Theologian which can be found at www.prayerforliverpool.org
Next Sunday is Remembrance Sunday – 14th November
This year the City of Liverpool’s Act of Remembrance will be held in the Cathedral, instead of our normal services. Work at St George’s Plateau means that a different venue had to be found, and the Cathedral is delighted to host this important commemoration. There will be no public access to the building that morning, with military personnel only in attendance inside, but there will be screens outside for those who wish to join in this solemn time of recollection.
At 3pm that afternoon there will be a Choral Eucharist in the Presbytery, and an invitation to remember all those who have died, and all who mourn.
Worship with us this week
Join us in person for 8:30 am Morning Prayer and the 12:05 pm Eucharist on weekdays and Saturdays, and Evensong/Evening Prayer at 5:30 pm on weekdays and 3 pm on Saturdays. Click the following link and look below the main banner of our website beneath ‘Services’ for each day’s in-person service offerings and locations: www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk/.
The live streaming of worship is under review, as some of our volunteers take a break, and we await the installation of a further kit. As the Cathedral is being used more for large events it is not possible to leave equipment and wires around the building, as was the case earlier in the year.
Nevertheless, the 8:30 am service of Morning Prayer (Mon-Sat) and Holy Communion (Sundays) continues to be streamed to the Cathedral Facebook page.
To stream a service on Facebook, follow this link to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolCathedral.
Streaming to YouTube will resume when the new equipment is installed.
Good Food For all Lecture November 10 at 19.00
This will take place at the Metropolitan Cathedral in partnership with Liverpool Cathedral.
To book go to:
Liverpool's Good Food Plan Pledge Evening Tickets, Wed 10 Nov 2021 at 19:00 | Eventbrite
Prayer requests via our Prayer Wall
You can post prayer requests to us at: https://www.prayerforliverpool.org/requests.html.
This autumn on Sunday mornings the Choral Eucharist will be joined at 10:30 am by a new ministry, based around the Well, aiming to interact with visitors drawn into the building, while the Eucharist is being celebrated, using the Exploring the Sunday Gospels material. This prompts a rearrangement of some of the liturgical space. The nave altar has moved to under the Dulverton Bridge, and in that location near the entrance will be the normal focus for the daily 12:05 eucharist. On Sundays, at 10:30 the Choral Eucharist will be celebrated at the high altar, and seating has been moved forward and arranged so that it is the visible focal point. A number of seats spaced further apart are available in the Presbytery, up between the Cathedral choir and the high altar. Holy communion will now be offered again in both kinds at the 10:30 am service, but there is no obligation for any communicant to receive the chalice if they remain concerned. We hope this arrangement will make good use of the great space we have been given, drawing people in different ways into communion with God.
If you would like somebody to be remembered in the Cathedral’s regular prayers please email Verger Keith James at: email@example.com The prayer list will begin anew every two months, so if you would like somebody to be prayed for by name over a longer period please remember to ask again.
Cathedral Confirmation – Sunday 7th November at 3.00 pm
We are very excited to be offering a Cathedral Confirmation Service with Bishop Bev. We have candidates from our choirs and congregations, including Sepas. It would be lovely to see a good turn-out from Cathedral regulars to support our candidates
Peace: An Online Symposium Liverpool John Moores University and Liverpool Cathedral Tuesday 9th November 2021- 10 am
The Peace Doves installation from British artist, Peter Walker brought over 150,000 visitors to Liverpool Cathedral over the summer of 2021. Following on from the installation, Liverpool John Moores University and Liverpool Cathedral are organising a one-day online Peace Symposium to consider such issues in our often turbulent world.
The Sunday Roasts are available from the Welsford Bistro between 11:30 – 4 pm! There is a choice of 2 meats and a veggie/vegan option as well.
The cost is £11.50 for adults and £6.95 for children.
A Choir for Every Age
We are recruiting singers to our choirs: Cathedral Junior Choir (ages 6-11), Gilbert Scott Singers (11-18) and Liverpool64 (SATB choir for 18+). The Junior Choir and Gilbert Scott Singers are rehearsing in-person again, and Liverpool64 should be returning imminently. To discuss joining a choir, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bible studies on Zoom.
You are welcome to join either or both of our weekly Bible studies on Zoom in October and November, all at 7.30-8.45pm.
Mondays: informal studies of the book of James - a letter with lots of practical application.
Thursdays: ‘deep-dive’ studies on Revelation 12-22. With handouts, so that you can chew scripture over at your leisure.
For more details, please visit: https://www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk/home/GettingInvolved/ExploringFaith.aspx.
Our Men’s Group is now meeting in person! Every other Tuesday, 6.30-8.00pm in the Cathedral. Usually food to start and then an informal discussion on some pithy and relevant issue. For more information, please contact Canon Neal on email@example.com
Prayer Shawl Ministry updates
This Ministry continues to grow, especially in the area of anonymously worked items which we are able to share with people on the margins of our community.
A large quantity of items were blessed during Choral Evensong on 19th October, following a stitchers’ event that afternoon.
New stitchers are always welcome, but we are especially in need of people to create items for named recipients. If you would like to know more please contact The Prayer Shawls Coordinator
Or telephone: Canon Neal on 07496 737320
Liverpool Cathedral Mothers’ Union - forthcoming events 2021
Join us every 2nd Monday of the month in Liverpool Cathedral Chapter House at 12.45 p.m. for coffee
Speaker begins talk at 1 p.m. New members welcome.
For further details please contact branch secretary Mrs Jean Gratton on 0151 228 3248 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Lunch – Sunday 21st November 2021
Yes, it’s back! We are looking forward to re-starting our community lunches – with the first being held on Sunday 21st November at 12:15 in the Dining Room. All are welcome from all communities within the cathedral. To maintain being safe and cautious for this first one, please bring your own food, just for yourself….and we will provide hot drinks and juice. But, as before……all are welcome and we can have lunch together whilst enjoying each other’s company, in friendship and fellowship!
For further information see Canon Mike or Canon Neal
New Stitching Group - ‘Encountering Common Threads’
When: 1st Wednesday of the month - starting Weds. 1st December
Where: The Radcliffe Learning Centre Liverpool Anglican Cathedral - access by stairs or lift
Who: Yarn & fabric stitchers of all abilities
Beginners to advanced — all welcome; stitch in the company of others, share skills, patterns, ideas, and friendship.
Bring your own project to work on OR start one of ours.
Stay for the whole session or drop in for a while / in your lunch break.
Please bring your own refreshments OR take away options are available from the Cathedral’s Welsford Bistro.
You are welcome to attend the 12:05 Eucharistic Service and join us afterward.