A Statement from The Dean of Liverpool

Tue 24th, Mar

News

Our doors are now closed. While we cannot offer you a face-to-face, physical encounter, you can encounter our love and support virtually.

The Dean of Liverpool, The Very Revd Dr Sue Jones has issued a statement following the Government’s instructions regarding reducing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19):

“This morning we woke up to a very different world. I would never have imagined two weeks ago that this magnificent building, set on the hill, overlooking the City of Liverpool would be closed. The Cathedral stands as a testimony to those who built it and have worshipped in it since it was built. 

“We say that Liverpool Cathedral is a place of encounter built by the people for the people to the Glory of God. From today, your encounter with us will be different. Our doors are now closed. While we cannot offer you a face-to-face, physical encounter, you can encounter our love and support virtually.

“Use the Cathedral’s new website, prayerforliverpool.org for reflection and prayer and also to remember loved ones. On the website, you can continue to encounter us in prayer, through our virtual worship services.

We will continue to pray daily for this Diocese, for our city, for Merseyside and for the world. We will pray the prayers you have share with us through our website.

“Each day, one of our clergy will light a candle in the Cathedral to remind us all of the hope that is in God and His Son Jesus Christ. We will get through this. We will do it by caring for each other and being kind to one another.

“In our kindness, we need to look after the vulnerable. The Cathedral’s foodbank, run through the Micah charity needs our support so that the most vulnerable can be fed during the coming weeks. Food donations are welcome, as are financial contributions. You can leave food at the Constables Lodge at the Cathedral and you can give financially through Micah’s website.

“Liverpool Cathedral will continue to be a praying heart for everyone.”