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

Sat 29th, May

News

Catch up on the latest news from Liverpool Cathedral for Sunday, 30th May 2021.

Welcome from Dean Sue

Welcome to this week’s e-news as we celebrate Trinity Sunday. This feast is the most difficult one to understand as we try to work out how God can be one in three. For me the best description of the Trinity is seen through Rublev’s Icon of the Trinity also known as the Hospitality of Abraham. This icon can be seen in the Cathedral by the Font. The icon depicts three angels who visited Abraham. Each angel is carefully robed with much symbolism and what I like is that they each look to each other and bless each other including you the observer.

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hast given unto us thy servants grace, by the confession of a true faith to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of the Divine Majesty to worship the Unity: We beseech thee, that thou wouldest keep us stedfast in this faith, and evermore defend us from all adversities, who livest and reignest, one God, world without end. Amen.

Dean Sue

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_.

Thanksgiving Service for the Ministry of Canon Myles

On June 27 at 10.30 there will be 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. Watch this space for more details!

Worship with us this week

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

Click the following link and look below the main banner of our website beneath ‘Services’ for each day’s service offerings and locations: www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk/.

The main Eucharist on Sunday at 10:30 am is live-streamed from the Cathedral Facebook page and YouTube page. To stream the service on Facebook, follow this link to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolCathedral. To stream the service on YouTube, follow this link to our YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/LiverpoolCathedral/videos.

The Cathedral is open for visitors in addition to public worship. Check the main page of the website for the latest information regarding services and open times: https://www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk/

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 series of Bible studies will continue on 21st June, as we have a series looking at Acts chapters 12-15. We meet on Monday evenings, 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 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: https://www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk/home/GettingInvolved/ExploringFaith.aspx.

Zone 2

Zone 2 is currently taking a break, after a very challenging past year. For more on this, including our plans for the future, please visit: https://www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk/home/worship-here/zone2.aspx.

SUNDAY MAY 23rd - SUNDAY JULY 18th

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

30.05.21 Ian Tracey (no evensong)

06.06.21 Daniel Greenway (Organ Scholar)

13.06.21 Ian Tracey

20.06.21 Daniel Bishop (Sub-Organist)

27.06.21 Daniel Greenway

04.07.21 Daniel Greenway

11.07.21 Dylan McCaig (Senior Organ Scholar)

18.07.21 Ian Tracey

PEACE DOVE RECITALS

Tuesdays at 2.30-3.30pm

8, 15, 22 & 29 June 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.

10.07.21 In the Midst of Life: Music of Lent and Passiontide, Scholars and   Clerks of Cambridge, directed by Carlos Rodríguez-Otero with Ben Markovic, Organ

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

Prayer requests via our Prayer Wall

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

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 on Sunday June 24th and Sunday July 11th, both from 4pm in the cathedral´s Lady Chapel. Please email christopher.newton@liverpoolcathedral.org.uk 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  stephen.mannings@liverpoolcathedral.org.uk.

Cathedral Shop

We are really looking forward to welcoming you back in person this week!

The team have been working really hard to prepare the shop for your return with some great new ranges supporting the Peace Doves installation, our Cathedral and City.

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.