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

Sat 03rd, Apr

News

Catch up on the latest news from Liverpool Cathedral for Easter Sunday, 4th April 2021.

Welcome from Dean Sue

Alleluia. Christ is risen!

He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

A very warm welcome to Liverpool Cathedral’s e-news on this weekend when we remember the death and resurrection of Jesus. The journey to Easter Day has been a thought provoking one as we have remembered not just Christ’s journey to the cross, but our own journey as we have reflected on all the suffering and loss of the past year, as we have journeyed through this pandemic.

There is a lot to be hopeful about as we see the new life that is all around us. I am grateful to the vice-Dean Canon Neal for his very imaginative Easter Garden. You can find this year’s Cathedral Easter Garden here: https://youtu.be/rQ3O2SDa4D4.

I would also like to thank the Canon Precentor and the Director of Music for a very imaginative Holy Week and Easter and for the balance of worship available on-line and in person. The adult choir has worked hard, as has the organ scholar, if you have not listened to Compline then please do take time to do so. It can be found at... If you have not had chance to listen to the Via Crucis played by the organ scholar, Dan Greenway then it is well worth a listen. It can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBYGM2lKT2I.

We are so fortunate to have such talent and to see young people engaging with the liturgy of the Church.

It feels as if the Cathedral is very slowly coming back to life and Easter Day will give us the opportunity to praise God for God’s steadfast love throughout this past year. I hope and pray that through the celebration of the resurrection of Christ you will be able to see new hope and life in our world.

Alleluia. Christ is risen!

He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

A Renewed Hope: Parliamentarians tell the Easter story

Christian MPs and Peers from across the political parties have come together to share a message of renewed hope this Easter, through a recording of the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ death and resurrection. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcLPAF7TLAU.  

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 the coming Sunday on Prayer for Liverpool: www.prayerforliverpool.org/.

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.

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.

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.

Micah Liverpool Thank You

The Micah staff and volunteers wish to send a sincere thank you to all the members of the Cathedral Company who have donated over the last few months. We’ve seen a significant surge in numbers, so all donations have been gratefully received!

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.

 

EASTER DAY SERVICES

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.