Bumber E-News from Liverpool Cathedral - A place of Encounter
Read the latest news from Liverpool Cathedral for Sunday, 27 December 2020 & Sunday, 3 January, 2020.
Welcome from Dean Sue
Welcome to this bumper e-news. Our e-news this week is like the Radio Times or should I say the Church Times, it is a double issue! The Cathedral Chapter and I want to wish you a peaceful and hope filled Christmas and New Year. It has been a challenging year to say the least and let us pray for a better one next year. We are eternally grateful for all the support you have given us over the past year as individuals and as organisations.
The Friends of Liverpool Cathedral have been exceptionally generous to the Cathedral in these very challenging times and we are grateful for their financial support throughout the past year. We are also grateful to all of you who keep the Cathedral beautiful with flowers, who mend or embroider vestments, who steward the services, who do the welcome, who keep the place clean and beautiful.
The music has been much missed this year and in the missing we appreciate all the more the talents of our musicians. Thanks to Music Department and the Cross Guild for enhancing our worship. Thanks also to the staff, volunteers, the Cathedral Company and of course the clergy. May you celebrate the birth of Christ in peace and hope.
May God, who has called us out of darkness
Into his marvellous light,
bless us and fill us with peace. Amen
Micah Liverpool Thank You
The trustees, staff, and volunteers at Micah Liverpool wish to send their warmest thanks to the entire Cathedral Company for their generous support throughout 2020 and especially during the month of December. Micah’s food pantries, community markets, and volunteer programs have helped to combat food insecurity, isolation, and unemployment in our city. Here’s to a better year in 2021!
Canon Myles’ Retirement
Canon Myles will retire from the Cathedral in his current role in January. We have organised a service to mark his retirement as Canon Precentor and in the same service to launch him as Cathedral Chaplain. The date of the service is January 10. We will also hold a diocesan service later in the year to give thanks to Myles for his ministry in the Diocese and in the Cathedral.
If you would like to contribute to Myles’ retirement gift then please do put your donation in an envelope and mark it Myles’ retirement and pop it into one of the donation boxes. If you prefer to contribute through internet banking then please contact Jayne Bainbridge on 0151 702 7204 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Worship with us this week
Join us on-line for Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer/Choral Evensong, broadcast live via our Facebook page. Please click on the following link and select which service you wish to follow from the menu under ‘Services’: Liverpool Cathedral.
The pre-recorded Sunday service, along with reflections on the Gospel reading by our Canon Theologian, are to be found on our prayer blog, Prayer for Liverpool: https://www.prayerforliverpool.org/.
Recommences in January as we continue our journey through Philippians. The evening sessions will move to Mondays 7-8pm, beginning on 18th January. The lunchtime sessions will remain on Thursdays, 1-2pm, beginning on 21st January. /getting-involved/Exploring-Faith.
For those who wish to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed and unpressurised way, either as enquirers or for a ‘refresher’. Alpha On-line commences via Zoom on Thursday 14th January 2021, 7-8.30pm.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
If you would like further information about the work of the Prayer Shawl Ministry Team – or would like to get involved by sponsoring, donating money or yarn or prayerful stitching, please contact Stella Barnes on 07722 165361 or by emailing PrayerShawls@liverpoolcathedral.org.uk.
Prayer requests via our Prayer Wall
You can post prayer requests to us at: https://www.prayerforliverpool.org/.
Events at Liverpool Cathedral
The Welsford restaurant continues operation in the Well, compliant with all Government and Church of England guidelines. Hot drinks and a limited selection of sandwiches and treats are available for takeaway or eat-in purchase. To keep track of the latest information and any changes from the Cathedral Events team, keep an eye on the Events page of the Cathedral website: Liverpool Cathedralhome/events-calendar.
We are once again open and so happy to see you in person.
There is still time for you to come and browse the extensive range of Charity Christmas cards in this year’s location on the mezzanine above the shop. If you can’t visit us in person then why not browse our online shop where we are open 24/7 at www.cathedralchop.com.
All profits from the shop directly support the ever increasing work of Liverpool Cathedral.