This week’s News from Liverpool Cathedral – a Place of Encounter
Catch up on the latest news from Liverpool Cathedral for Sunday, 5th December
Welcome from Dean Sue
Welcome to the e-news for Liverpool Cathedral. This is the Second Sunday of Advent and the Canon Theologian is suggesting we prepare for Christmas by reflecting on Christmas decorations. For more information click here.
On Sunday we will be thinking about the coming of Christ through our Crib and Tree Carol Service. The Crib and Tree are Christmas Decorations so please do come and take up the opportunity to take time out to reflect on Christmas and the birth of Christ through the decorations we have at home and in the Cathedral.
Lord Jesus Christ,
We celebrate your holy birth.
Teach us to praise you
through the Christmas decorations around us;
for you are the joy of Christmas.
Canon Myles is presiding at Holy Trinity Southport this Sunday morning.
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.
Worship with us this week
Join us in person for 8:30am Morning Prayer and the 12:05 pm Eucharist on weekdays and Saturdays, and Evensong/Evening Prayer at 5:30pm on weekdays and 3pm 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 livestreaming 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 8:30am 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: 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
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 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.
Prayer Shawls, Blankets and Hot Water Bottle gifts
New stitchers across all craft types are always welcome. If you would like to know more please contact The Prayer Shawls Coordinator Email: email@example.com
Or telephone: Canon Neal on 07496 737320
We are currently working to gift single bed sized ‘squares’ blankets and covered hot water bottles to people within our wider community, buying the hot water bottles in bulk to keep costs to a minimum. If you would like to support these projects 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 - firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
Young People invited to meet with Regional Church Leaders
If you are between 18 and 35 you are invited to an evening with Merseyside’s Church Leaders with an opportunity to meet other young Christians sharing in conversation, friendship and refreshments.
Churches Together in the Merseyside Region (CTMR) brings together a gathering of young adults over 18 with different experiences from right across our traditions. They have invited their Church Leaders and would be delighted to welcome other young adults to this open forum.
When: Monday 13th December, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Where: Liverpool ONE, Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, L1 3BT
Programme includes: refreshments, music, reflections, conversation among all
To take part in the event: please contact Elisabeth at the CTMR office Tel: 07394 075 951 (WhatsApp is fine) or email email@example.com
To leave a voice message please call: 0151 709 0125.
It will be an opportunity to ask any questions you may have and have a dialogue with all present.
The event will be friendly and informal and will also include a prayerful reflection.
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
‘Silent Night’ – Thursday evening, 16th December.
New for the Cathedral this year, we are delighted to be offering a calm space for celebrating Christmas, in partnership with students from the Creative Campus of Hope University. Drop in and out as you wish, between 7.00pm and 9.30pm. For more details, please go to: