Liverpool Hope University Graduations

Limited Access

Main Cathedral
19th July 2017 12:30 - 17:00

We’re very much looking forward to welcoming students, their families and friends as they celebrate their graduations, from 18th to 20th July 2017.

We know that students been looking forward to this moment, the culmination of many years hard work and study and we want their graduation day to be as special and memorable as it can possibly be.

Join us at Morning Prayer at 8:30 am or Holy Communion at 12:05 pm on your graduation day. Our short services will include prayers for all those graduating and we would be delighted to welcome you and your family and friends.

You can enjoy snacks plus hot and cold drinks from 9:15 am in the Mezzanine Café Bar. From 11 am you can sample our Welsford BBQ served on the steps of the Welsford Porch.

Congratulations to all graduates from us here at Liverpool Cathedral.


Visiting Liverpool Cathedral during Graduations 

There is restricted visitor access during the graduations. General visitors will not be able to access the main parts of the Cathedral from 12:30 pm until 5 pm each day. We continue to welcome visitors to the Cathedral outside of these times. 

You can still access our Cathedral Shop, Welsford Restaurant and Tower Experience by the Welsford Porch entrance on the right side of the building (opposite Gambia Terrace).

o The Mezzanine Café Bar is serving hot/cold drinks & snacks from 9:15 am until 2:30 pm.

o The Welsford Restaurant is serving food from 11 am until 4 pm. 

o The Cathedral Shop is open from 9 am until 5 pm and you can also shop online at

o Our Tower Experience opens at 10 am, with the last ticket at 4.30 pm, or 10:30 pm on Twilight Thursdays. 

Please Note

• There is no public parking on-site from 8 am until 5 pm, please use other car parks nearby**

• We are always open for prayer and our staff will be available to guide you. If you’re attending a worship service, want to light a candle or say a private prayer our staff will be outside the Cathedral to direct and assist you.

• Bag searches will be in operation.

Following the appalling attacks in Manchester and London, our Constables in liaison with Merseyside police, have reviewed security for large-scale events, such as graduation ceremonies. To ensure the safety and well-being of our staff and visitors, we will have increased security measures in place.

We are aware these security measures may slow down people getting into the Cathedral, so please allow extra time for your journey and entry into the Cathedral before the graduation ceremony. We apologise for any inconvenience but we are sure that you will be happy that we are taking extra precautions to keep you and our staff safe.


**Car parking suggestions near Liverpool Cathedral


Disability Access

You can find more information about our disability access here.