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

Sat 17th, Jul

News

Catch up on the latest news from Liverpool Cathedral for Sunday, 18th July 2021.

Welcome from Dean Sue

A very warm welcome to Liverpool Cathedral e-news. Sunday, is a special day in the life of the Cathedral as we celebrate the Consecration of the Building. I am so grateful to Bishop Paul for being with us today as we celebrate Consecration Sunday. Bishop Paul has stepped in at the last moment due to our guest preacher being sick. It is so appropriate to have our Bishop with us this morning as we celebrate and as we remember the first consecration of this building. It is hard to imagine that ninety-seven years ago people came from all over the country to sanctify and bless this Cathedral for worship. The past ninety-seven years has seen much joy and sorrow in the city and in the Cathedral.

The last year has been like no other in the life of the Cathedral and we are so grateful to the Choral Scholars and the Organ Scholars who have provided us with much wonderful music through a number of lock-downs. Sunday for some of them is their last Sunday as Choral Scholars and Organ Scholars in this place. We wish them well as they move on to the next stage in their careers, they go with our Blessing and with much gratitude.

Sunday also sees the Friends of Liverpool Cathedral AGM beginning with Festive Choral Evensong. We are so grateful to the Friends for their support over the past year.

Over the summer we intend to build back gently after the Prime Ministers announcement last Monday. We want to keep people safe and our arrangements for worship will reflect this. We will keep the chairs at a distance as they are now, we will not as yet re-institute the common cup and there will be a separate seating area for those who wish to keep to the COVID regulations we have been living with. We will also encourage people to wear masks and we have yet to determine what singing will look like. So please be assured we have your safety in mind as we come out of Covid restrictions.

This Sunday we thank God for so much, but most of all for the past ninety-seven years.

Let us pray.

Almighty God, to whose glory we celebrate the consecration of this house of prayer: we praise you for the many blessings you have given to those who worship you here: and we pray that all who seek you in this place may find you, and, being filled with the Holy Spirit, may become a living temple acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Dean Sue

Friends’ Evensong and AGM

Today, Consecration Sunday, the Cathedral Friends’ Festal Evensong will take place at 3pm. Canon Henry Corbett, Rector of Everton (St. Peter’s), will preach. Evensong will be followed by the Friends’ AGM at 4:15pm. Those wishing to attend the meeting following the service must book in advance owing to limited space. For more information, contact Dianne at dianne.rothwell@liverpoolcathedral.org.uk or 0151 702 7201.

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: www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk/.

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: 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.

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 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: https://www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk/home/GettingInvolved/ExploringFaith.aspx.

Encountering Faith – “Revelation revealed”

Our ‘deep dive’ series of Bible Studies will continue on Thursday evenings in July and August, as we look in-depth at Revelation, the last book of the Bible. 7-8.15pm on Zoom. All sessions are stand-alone, and supported with handouts. For more details, please visit: https://www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk/home/GettingInvolved/ExploringFaith.aspx.

Prayer requests via our Prayer Wall

You can post prayer requests to us at: https://www.prayerforliverpool.org/requests.html.

Cathedral Confirmation Service – Sunday 7th November 2021

We are delighted that the Bishop of Liverpool will be joining us this November to preside at a Confirmation service. Confirmation is the occasion when we can confirm the promises made by us or for us at Baptism in a special service in which the Bishop lays hands on our heads to ask for God’s continuing blessing and anointing of the Holy Spirit. If you are interested in being confirmed, then please speak to Canon Philip, if you are part of the Music Department, or Canon Neal if you are part of the wider Cathedral community.

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: https://www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk/43/section.aspx/37/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

18.07.21 Ian Tracey

PEACE DOVE RECITALS

Tuesdays at 2.00-3.00pm

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 James Luxton

17.08.21 Songs from the silver screen: Liverpool Cathedrals own Jack Watson sings a selection of popular show tunes, including those from stage and screen. With pianist Ian Tracey and Guitarist Eleanor Kelly.

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 recital

6.30-7.30pm Lady Chapel summer concert. Retiring collection.

14.08.21 Sacred German and Italian Baroque: Music for choir and chamber orchestra, directed by Dylan McCaig

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: stephen.mannings@liverpoolcathedral.org.uk.

Micah Liverpool

Staff and volunteers at Micah wish to say thank you to the Cathedral congregation for their support throughout a quite demanding spring. At the moment we’re running low on UHT milk, toiletries, dry cereal, and pasta sauce. Donations can be received at the Constables’ Lodge or in the clear plastic boxes across from the Shop. Soon we’ll be able to welcome new volunteers once restrictions lift; anyone interested in volunteering is welcome to email nelson.pike@liverpoolcathedral.org.uk for more information and an application form.

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 www.cathedralshop.com. If you have a specific request that we can help you with, please feel free to email us - shop@liverpoolcathedral.org.uk.

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