This week’s News from Liverpool Cathedral – a Place of Encounter
Catch up on the latest news from Liverpool Cathedral for Sunday, 28th November
Welcome from Dean Sue
Welcome to our e-news. Sunday begins a new Liturgical Year. A new liturgical year brings a new Sunday Gospel reading and so from Sunday, we will be following the Gospel of Luke.
The new Liturgical year begins with Advent Sunday and so begins the countdown to Christmas with all the rich symbolism of Advent. Do look at our website, www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk for information about our services and events in the build-up to Christmas.
Advent Sunday encourages us to think about darkness and light and how the light of Christ shines in the darkest places in our world.
ALMIGHTY God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious Majesty, to judge both the quick and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, now and ever. Amen.
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 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.
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 10:30am 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 10:30am 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: firstname.lastname@example.org The prayer list will begin anew every two months, so if you would like somebody to be prayed for by name over a
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: 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.
The latest collection of items was blessed during the lunchtime Eucharistic Service on Wednesday 24th November
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 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or telephone: Canon Neal on 07496 737320
Prayer Shawls - Hot Water Bottle gifts
We have identified a need and are aiming to gift covered hot water bottles to various people within our wider community. We are aiming to buy the hot water bottles in bulk, all be the same size, to keep costs to a minimum. If you would like to donate towards these please place your donation, which may be Gift Aided, in an envelope marked Prayer Shawls Hot Water Bottles or contact Dianne Rothwell regarding BACs donations - email@example.com. Thank you.
The Big Give Christmas Campaign 2021
After the success we had with the Big Give Christmas Campaign 2020 we are delighted to announce we shall be taking part in The Big Give Christmas Campaign 2021 to try and raise £2,500 towards window repairs.
The campaign runs from 12 Noon on Tuesday 30th November until 12 Noon on Tuesday 7th of December. During this time any donations made up to the total value of £1250 will be doubled very generously by Bartlett’s Solicitors which would be a fantastic boost of £2500 for the cathedral. This means your £10 donation suddenly becomes £20 so it really is worth doing.
This year any donations raised will be to restore our beautiful nativity scene window. The window is in great need of repair and so this Advent please do consider giving to support this work and restore this incredible window.
If you would like to see your donation doubled, please visit the weblink below to make your pledge between 12 Noon on Tuesday 30th of November and 12 Noon Tuesday 7th of December.
Thank you so much for your generosity it is so appreciated.
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 afterwards.
Advent Lectio Divina – Thursdays 2nd – 23rd December: 7-8pm in-person and on Zoom
We are delighted that the Revd. Mark Waters, who leads Centering Prayer events at the Cathedral, is offering a four-week series to help us reflect on the great messages of Advent. For more details, please go to:
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