This week’s News from Liverpool Cathedral – a Place of Encounter
Catch up on the latest news from Liverpool Cathedral for Sunday, 20th June 2021.
Welcome from Dean Sue
A very warm welcome to Liverpool Cathedral e-news. After the disappointment of the Prime Ministers decision to keep restrictions as they are the Cathedral continues to operate in a Covid secure way. It is great to see people in the Cathedral and to offer the space for people to reflect.
Today’s Gospel reading highlights the fear of the disciples. For many the fear of Covid is still very tangible and as numbers continue to rise we at the Cathedral wish to offer people the peace that Christ talks about in our Gospel reading. We want to be a place of stillness where people can bring their fears and we wish to be a place where people find peace.
God our Saviour
look on this wounded world
in pity and in power;
hold us fast to your promise of peace
won for us by your Son,
our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
Live-Streamed Worship Today: 8:30am Only
You are warmly invited to join us in worship online. We are livestreaming our said 8:30am Eucharist on our Facebook page, linked here: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolCathedral. This will be our sole offering online today, as many of our live streaming volunteers are self-isolating in compliance with official regulations.
Thanksgiving Service for the Ministry of Canon Myles
Next Sunday we are holding a service of thanksgiving for the ministry of Canon Myles as Canon Precentor. The original service was postponed because of Covid restrictions, but now we are able to publically mark and give thanks for all that Canon Myles has done in this Cathedral as Precentor, Vice-Dean and Acting Dean. Please join us as Canon Myles will preside and Archdeacon Jennifer McKenzie will preach at the service before she leaves the Diocese of Liverpool at the end of July. Archdeacon Jennifer will take on a new role as Dean’s Advisor for New Initiatives at Virginia Theological Seminary. After the service all are welcome to join us for tea and coffee.
Worship with us this week
Join us at 9:00 am, Monday through Saturday, in person or on-line for Morning Prayer, broadcast live via our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/LiverpoolCathedral.
Join us in person for 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: Liverpool Cathedral.
Next Sunday, the main Eucharist at 10:30 am and Sunday Choral Evensong at 3 pm are live-streamed from the Cathedral Facebook page and YouTube page. To stream a service on Facebook, follow this link to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolCathedral. To stream a service on YouTube, follow this link to our YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/LiverpoolCathedral/videos.
The Cathedral is open to visitors 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: www.prayerforliverpool.org/.
Supper with the Scriptures – “Acting on Acts”
Our informal series of Bible studies will continue on 21st June, as we have a series looking at Acts chapters 12-15. We meet on Monday evenings, 7-8pm on Zoom. For more details, please visit: /getting-involved/Exploring-Faith.
Encountering Faith – “Revelation revealed”
Our ‘deep dive’ series of Bible Studies will re-start on 1st July, as we look in-depth at Revelation, the last book of the Bible. We meet on Thursday evenings, 7-8.15pm on Zoom. For more details, please visit: /getting-involved/Exploring-Faith.
We are currently hosting a major art installation, Peace Doves, crafted by artist Peter Walker, until the end of August. Over 13,000 white paper doves have been hung from the Well ceiling, each with prayers written on by worshippers and visitors. The installation is accompanied by the art installation, Peace to Ourselves, a large dove laid out on the Memorial Chapel floor, on which all are invited to place (provided) buttons in memory of a loved one. In addition, we welcome back the Angel Wings projection in the Derby Transcept. For more information, please visit this link to the website: /about-us/news/peace_doves_artwork_to_be_.
SUNDAY MAY 23rd - SUNDAY JULY 18th
2.15-2.45 ORGAN RECITAL (donation of one pound) followed by Choral Evensong
20.06.21 Daniel Bishop (Sub-Organist)
27.06.21 Daniel Greenway
04.07.21 Daniel Greenway
11.07.21 Dylan McCaig (Senior Organ Scholar)
18.07.21 Ian Tracey
PEACE DOVE RECITALS
Tuesdays at 2.30-3.30pm
22 & 29 June Bach, Beatles and Bossa Nova: Our fabulous Choral Scholars under the direction of Ian Tracey perform a popular and easy listening programme of consort music
27.07.2021 Mannings & McCaig Piano Duets: an eclectic mix of music arranged for 4 hands, performed by Stephen Mannings and Dylan McCaig
03.08. 2021 An Ocean Apart: a Celebration of 20th-century English and American song, performed by David Kernick (baritone). With pianist Stephen Mannings
10.08.21 Schubert to Sinatra: Crooner and Countertenor Luca Wetherall sings a mixture of classical and smooth jazz numbers including some pieces composed by himself. With pianist Lee Ward
17.08.21 Songs from the silver screen: Liverpool Cathedral´s own Jack Watson sings a selection of popular show tunes, including those from stage and screen. With pianist Lee Ward
24.08.21 The Tenor Diva: Robin Datta performs the great tenor arias from opera and musicals. With pianist Lee Ward
SATURDAY Summer Lady Chapel recitals
6.30-7.30pm Lady Chapel summer concert series. Retiring collection.
10.07.21 In the Midst of Life: Music of Lent and Passiontide, Scholars and Clerks of Cambridge, directed by Carlos Rodríguez-Otero with Ben Markovic, Organ
31.07.21 Consort and Close harmony: L24, one of Liverpool´s finest chamber choirs, directed by Lee Ward
07.08.21 Summer Concert of Choral Classics: Bath Chamber Choir, the Aquae Sulis Chorale, directed by Shean Bowers with Stephen Hargreaves, Organ
14.08.21 Sacred German and Italian Baroque: Music for choir and chamber orchestra, directed by Dylan McCaig
21.08.21 KeyboardFest – a concert of music for organ, chamber organ, virginals and harpsichord with Lee Ward and friends
Prayer requests via our Prayer Wall
You can post prayer requests to us at: https://www.prayerforliverpool.org/requests.html.
New Cathedral Choristers Required
We are looking for boys and girls to join our famed cathedral choir. We welcome boys from year 5 and girls from year 7. The audition dates are on Sunday June 27th and Sunday July 11th, both from 4pm in the cathedral´s Lady Chapel. Please email email@example.com for further details.
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.
The Cathedral Cycle Route
The Cathedral Cycle Route, linking the Anglican Cathedrals in the UK, has been launched with a nationwide cycle relay. On 6th July, a team of cyclists from Liverpool Cathedral will take the relay onwards to Manchester Cathedral, following the East Lancs along the 35 mile route. We have space for around 6 more cyclists to join our team. We’re recommending potential cyclists own a hybrid or road bike and have a fairly decent level of fitness, although we’re not aiming to break any speed records! If you would like to cycle with us for this event, please email email@example.com.
We have a great range of gifts supporting the Peace Doves installation. The peace dove hanging decorations and the dove ceramic t light domes are popular with our visitors.
We also have some new T lights with a Liverpool design, a perfect gift for a special occasion.
We’re here to help in any way we can – open online for you to browse 24/7 at www.cathedralshop.com. If you have a specific request that we can help you with, please feel free to email us - firstname.lastname@example.org.
All profits from the shop directly support the ever increasing work of Liverpool Cathedral.