This week’s News from Liverpool Cathedral – a Place of Encounter


Catch up on the latest news from Liverpool Cathedral for Sunday, 2nd May 2021.

Welcome from Dean Sue

A very warm welcome to Liverpool Cathedral on this the 5th Sunday of Easter. Today our Gospel reading speaks of Jesus as the true vine and God as the vin-grower. Both vine and branch are interconnected and as disciples of Christ we too are intimately connected to God the Father through Jesus, God’s Son.

As we reflect on this interconnectedness we also remember that we are connected to one another as neighbours and fellow citizens.

This e-news is full of opportunities to connect with God and each other and I hope that you will take the opportunity this week to reflect on our interconnectedness and to dwell in the God who knows and loves you.

A new Local Missional Leader (LML) for Sepas

On Sunday, 25th April, Mr. Saro Esmaeli, a committed member of Sepas and lay member of Chapter, was commissioned by Archdeacon Mike as an LML for Sepas. In this role, his ministry will continue to develop in terms of leading worship, preaching, pastoral care, safeguarding lead, and serving on the leadership team. We are delighted to see his ministry recognised by the Diocese in this way. We will be officially ‘welcoming’ him at our 10.30am Eucharist today and affirming our commitment to Sepas, and it’s re-building after the challenges of the past year.

Worship with us this week

Join us in person or on-line for Morning Prayer, the Holy Eucharist, and Evening Prayer/Choral Evensong, broadcast live via our Facebook page:

Please click on the following link and select which service you wish to follow from the menu under ‘Services’: Liverpool Cathedral.

The main Eucharist on Sunday at 10:30 am is live-streamed from the Cathedral Facebook page and YouTube page. To stream the service on Facebook, follow this link to our Facebook page: To stream the service on YouTube, follow this link to our YouTube page:

The Cathedral is open for private prayer, in addition to public worship. Check the main page of the website for the latest information regarding services and open times: Liverpool Cathedral.

Exploring the Sunday Gospel at Home

You can find our Canon Theologian's blog post reflecting on the Sunday Gospel reading on our prayer blog, Prayer for Liverpool:

Zone 2

Zone 2 is currently taking a break, after a very challenging past year. For more on this, including our plans for the future, please visit:


The Bible Course

The Bible Course is underway on Zoom on Thursday evenings through April and May, 7-8.15pm. It is not too late to join, though. 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:


Supper with the Scriptures

Our series of informal Bible studies, ‘Acting on Acts’ continues on Monday evenings, 7-8pm, throughout April and May. 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 continue on Tuesday 4th May 2021, starting at 7.30pm and live-streamed via YouTube. 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.

Prayer requests via our Prayer Wall

You can post prayer requests to us at:

The Welsford Bistro

The Welsford is open for business! A varied selection of hot and cold food and drinks is available Monday through Saturday from 9-11 with access from the Welsford Porch, and 11am – 3pm with access from the Main Space, and on Sunday from 12pm – 3pm with access from the Main Space. Come enjoy the sunshine and support the Cathedral!

Cathedral Shop

Whilst you can’t visit us in person - why not browse our online shop where we are open 24/7 at

Contained within our online bookstall, are some new titles at special prices - ‘Rage and Hope’ is a collection of 75 prayers for a better world, celebrating 75 years of Christian Aid which features a prayer from our very own Canon Ellen.

If you have a specific request that we can help you with, please feel free to email us -  

All profits from the shop directly support the ever increasing work of Liverpool Cathedral.