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

Sat 27th, Mar

News

Catch up on the latest news from Liverpool Cathedral for Sunday, 28th March 2021.

Welcome from Dean Sue

A very warm welcome to Liverpool Cathedral’s e-news on this Palm Sunday. A day of celebration as we remember Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. The journey from Palm Sunday to Easter Day is one both of joy and sorrow as we remember, the last few days in the life of Christ.

I do hope that you will be able to journey with us this Holy Week whether in person or online. There are a number of different liturgical services to participate in and you can find details through this link: https://www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk/43/section.aspx/37/holy_week_and_easter_schedule_of_services.

Dean Sue

Easter Flowers

Canon Myles, the Cathedral Chaplain, will stand, as he puts it, ‘in receipt of custom’ at the end of the 10.30am Cathedral Eucharist, for donations towards the cost of flowers to adorn our worship for Easter Day. If you prefer to make a donation electronically please email: jayne.bainbridge@liverpoolcathedral.org.uk.

Cathedral Company Zoom Call

In addition to the live-streamed service on Sunday mornings at 10:30am, all are welcome to join us for a brew over Zoom for fellowship and conversation after the service. If you would like the Zoom details, please email Canon Neal at neal.barnes@liverpoolcathedral.org.uk.

Worship with us this week

Join us on-line for Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer/Choral Evensong, broadcast live via our Facebook page. www.facebook.com/LiverpoolCathedral.

Please click on the following link and select which service you wish to follow from the menu under ‘Services’: www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk/.

You can find our Canon Theologian's blog post reflecting on the Gospel reading for next Sunday on Prayer for Liverpool: www.prayerforliverpool.org/.

For the full detailed schedule of Holy Week services, please consult the schedule at the bottom of this page.

Encountering Faith – “Lent with Lamentations”

Our Lenten study series concludes this Thursday, on Zoom, 1-2pm. Read more here: www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk/home/GettingInvolved/ExploringFaith.aspx.

The Bible Course

Starting on the evening of Thursday 15th April, 7-8.15pm, we will be offering on-line via Zoom ‘The Bible Course’, from the Bible Society. 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: https://www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk/home/GettingInvolved/ExploringFaith.aspx.

The Gilbert-Scott Lectures on Science and Faith 2021

These popular annual lectures will begin on Tuesday 27th April 2021, starting at 7.30pm and live-streamed via FaceBook. They will continue on successive Tuesday evenings. For more details, please visit:

https://www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk/108/section.aspx?category=Lectures+%26+Debates.

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

Supper with the Scriptures

Our series of informal Bible studies, ‘Acting on Acts’ will re-start on Monday 19th April, 7-8pm. For more information, please visit our website on: 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 Shop

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

Our selection of 1000 piece jigsaws are still proving very popular and the Liverpool Dockside image is now back in stock.

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.

 

Holy Week Service Schedule

 

28.3.21 PALM SUNDAY

10.30am Holy Eucharist - Main Space

Holy Week marks the climax of Christ’s ministry, and this service includes a retelling of both his entry into Jerusalem surrounded by supportive crowds, and the events of only a few days’ later, when he was led out of the city to his crucifixion. Music from the Choral Scholars and Organ.

3pm – Choral Evensong – Lady Chapel

 

29.3.21 MONDAY OF HOLY WEEK

9am Morning Prayer – Derby Transcept

12.05pm Eucharist – Lady Chapel

5.30pm Choral Evensong – Lady Chapel

9pm Night Prayer (livestream only: Facebook & YouTube)

The adult voices of the Liverpool Cathedral Choir sing the ancient monastic service of Compline, or Night Prayer in the beautiful Chapter House. A meditative time to reflect, enveloped in God’s peace.

 

30.3.21 TUESDAY OF HOLY WEEK

9am Morning Prayer – Derby Transcept

12.05pm Eucharist – Lady Chapel

5.30pm Choral Evensong – Presbytery, entry via Lady Chapel

6.15pm ‘Via Crucis’ (livestream only: Facebook & YouTube)

The Liverpool premiere of a work for the organ by Philip Moore, formerly of York Minster; wedding prayers on the Passion by Eric Milner-White with music, played by organ scholar Dan Greenway.

 

31.3.21 WEDNESDAY OF HOLY WEEK

9am Morning Prayer – Derby Transcept

12.05pm Eucharist – Lady Chapel

5.30pm Evening Prayer (said) – Lady Chapel

9pm Night Prayer (livestream only: Facebook & YouTube)

The adult voices of the Liverpool Cathedral Choir sing the ancient monastic service of Compline, or Night Prayer in the beautiful Chapter House. A meditative time to reflect, enveloped in God’s peace.

 

1.4.21 MAUNDY THURSDAY

9am Morning Prayer – Derby Transcept

12.05pm Eucharist – Lady Chapel

5.30pm Choral Evensong – Lady Chapel

7.30pm Liturgy of the Last Supper, Main Space

We begin, as the disciples did, experiencing the humility and intimacy of Christ, who shared a final meal with his friends, and washed their feet, in a sign of love and service. Then, we turn to his arrest, and abandonment, as he enters the night, for us all.

The Watch is kept until 10pm.

 

2.4.21 GOOD FRIDAY

9am Morning Prayer – Derby Transcept

10.30am Good Friday Procession – Main Space

On this most solemn of days in the Christian year we gather at the foot of the cross, we take our part in the reading of the Passion story, we ponder the depths of his suffering and love for the world Christ came to save.

At 12.05pm Holy Communion is offered in the Memorial Chapel, from the sacrament consecrated on Maundy Thursday.

2pm Hour at the Cross – a meditation on the Passion (livestream only: Facebook & YouTube)

3.15 pm Evening Prayer (said) – Lady Chapel

7.30pm ‘No Story So Divine’ (livestream only: Facebook & YouTube)

The adults of the Cathedral Choir sing some of the most poignant music ever written, meditating on Christ’s cross, interspersed with readings.

 

3.4.21 HOLY SATURDAY

9am Morning Prayer – Derby Transcept

12.05pm Eucharist – Lady Chapel

3pm Evening Prayer (said) – Lady Chapel

7.30pm Duruflé’s Requiem (livestream only: Facebook & YouTube)

On this day when the Church stands with all who mourn, and we mark Christ’s descent into the depths, to deliver humanity from death itself, the choir sing Maurice Duruflé’s music at a livestreamed celebration of the Eucharist, offered for all who weep, and hope for the light of the Resurrection for themselves and those they love.

 

4.4.21 EASTER DAY

6am Vigil and First Eucharist of Easter – Welsford Porch

As dawn rises over St James’ Gardens reports begin to circulate, He is Risen! Wrap up warm.

10.30am The Easter Eucharist - Main Space

The pivot of history, Easter, the day when we celebrate Christ’s victory over death, and a New Creation. Come and receive him in the words of scripture, in the breaking of the bread, and in music offered up in the soaring space of our Cathedral Church dedicated to the Risen Christ.

3pm Evening Prayer (said) – Lady Chapel.