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


Catch up on the latest news from Liverpool Cathedral for Sunday, 27th June 2021.

Welcome from Dean Sue

Welcome to this week’s e-news. Today the Gospel is encouraging us to think about healing the sick and raising the dead.

As we continue to pray for those who are sick and those who have died we remember the healing touch of Jesus as seen through the hands of all those who have care of the sick and dying.

Lord Jesus Christ,

you brought health to the sick

and hope to the suffering.

Bless those who bring healing

in our world,

that they may work to praise your name;

now and always.


Thanksgiving Service for the Ministry of Canon Myles

Today 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. Due to the continued restrictions, however, we are unable to enjoy tea and coffee together after the service.

Ordination of Deacons

Yesterday this Cathedral Church with the Diocese celebrated the ordination of 17 people to the diaconate. We pray with them and we pray for the parishes where they will serve. 

Jackie Davies – Christ Church Aughton

Debbie Lovatt – St Elphin Warrington

Jennifer Brady – Liverpool Parish Church

Rachel Bray – St Philip & St Paul with Wesley, Southport

Alison Carson – St Mark’s Haydock

Natalie West – St Giles Aintree

Claire Aldridge – St Bartholomew Roby

Ben Dyer – St James and St Peter Birkdale

Michelle Goodwin – St James in the City

Heather Haddow – Transform Warrington

Jennifer Hardy – St James in the City

Bec Hill – Christ Church Southport

Neil Brunskill – Holy Trinity Southport

Debs Davies – St Helens Town Centre Team

David Halliwell – St Ann Rainhill

James Wallace – St Mark’s Haydock

Kirsty White – St Barnabas Penny Lane

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:

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.

The main Sunday 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: To stream a service on YouTube, follow this link to our YouTube page:

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.

Cathedral Charities for 2021

Every year Liverpool Cathedral donates a portion of its investment and rental income to charities selected by the Cathedral Company Committee. 

If there is a charity you think the Company Committee should consider for a donation, please give the name of the charity, its contact details and a brief description of its work in writing to a member of the Committee.  The last day to nominate the charities for 2021 will be Sunday 4 July 2021.  The final list will then be circulated to Committee members and considered at the Company Committee meeting on 8 July.

The members of the Committee are: Roy Redman, Dianne Rothwell, Michael Hilton, Anthony Hannay, Fred Myerscough, Nadine Daniel, Jim Johnson, and Gratten Williams.

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:

Supper with the Scriptures – "Acting on Acts"

Our informal Bible studies continue on Monday evenings with a series looking at Acts chapters 12-15. We meet at 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.

Prayer requests via our Prayer Wall

You can post prayer requests to us at:

Peace Doves

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_.


2.15-2.45 ORGAN RECITAL (donation of one pound) followed by Choral Evensong

27.06.21 Daniel Greenway

04.07.21 Daniel Greenway

11.07.21 Dylan McCaig (Senior Organ Scholar)

18.07.21 Ian Tracey


Tuesdays at 2.00-3.00pm

29.06.2021 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.

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

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 today, Sunday June 27th and Sunday July 11th, both from 4pm in the cathedral´s Lady Chapel. Please email 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:

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

Cathedral Shop

The tree of life symbol is thought to represent our personal development. Just as the branches of a tree strengthen and grow, we too grow stronger, striving for greater knowledge, wisdom and new experiences. Our Tree of Life gift range is proving very popular with our visitors, from notebooks to decorative vases – gifts for all occasions.

We’re here to help in any way we can – open online for you to browse 24/7 at 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.