This week’s News from Liverpool Cathedral – a Place of Encounter
Catch up on the latest news from Liverpool Cathedral for Sunday, 19th December
Welcome from Dean Sue
Welcome to Liverpool Cathedral’s E-news. This week is the last week before Christmas. There are a number of services in the Cathedral over the next week and we are continually monitoring the rapidly changing situation with Covid. Our aim as ever is to make sure people are safe. For Christmas Services Click Here
This week the Canon Theologian has asked us to think about the concrete image of The Baby. In the Gospel reading for Sunday, we hear of Mary the mother of Jesus visiting the mother of John the Baptist who is also pregnant with John. These two mothers will give birth to two significant figures in the Christian Story. One prepares the way for the other. So as we move towards Christmas we think of those two babies and the mission that they have to point us towards God.
Lord Jesus Christ
You were born as a baby like us.
Help us to see you
In every human child,
For you are with us. Amen.
Congratulations and farewell….with many thanks to Revd Dr Hannah Lewis!
Congratulations to Hannah for her new post as Chaplain among the Deaf Community in the Diocese of Oxford beginning at the end of January. Click Here to read more.
Reverse Advent Calendar
This year why don’t you do something different for advent? Instead (or as well as) opening the doors on a traditional advent calendar why don’t you take part in our Micah Liverpool Reverse Advent Calendar Campaign!
Click Here to take part
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 (Livestream at 8:30 on Sundays), 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 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.
The Cathedral Flower Arrangers give their skill and creativity to the Cathedral free of charge, and as Christmas approaches you can contribute to their work by making a donation via the Cathedral Chaplain, Canon Myles Davies, who will be positioned around the Bridge on Sunday mornings.
Prayer requests via our Prayer Wall
You can post prayer requests to us at: https://www.prayerforliverpool.org/requests.html.
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 longer period please remember to ask again.
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: email@example.com.
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
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 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 Click Here.
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.
Centering Prayer introduction day – Saturday 22nd January, in the Lady Chapel
Revd. Mark Waters is offering a new date for an introduction to Centering Prayer. For more details, please go to: A journey into silence: Liverpool Cathedral
Alpha On-line – starting Wednesday 26th January 2022, 7.30pm on Zoom
You are welcome to join us on-line for our next Alpha. A great course for all who are inquiring about the Christian faith, or who are looking for a refresher. For more details, please go to: Exploring Faith: Liverpool Cathedral