This week’s News from Liverpool Cathedral – a Place of Encounter
Catch up on the latest news from Liverpool Cathedral for Sunday, 21st November
Welcome from Dean Sue
A very warm welcome to the Cathedral e-news. This Sunday is the last Sunday before Advent and it ends the liturgical year. Next week we will begin a new liturgical year with the traditional Advent service from Darkness to Light. This year all our Advent services are open to all and do not have to be booked for information about these services please go to https://www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk/events-calendar/from-darkness-to-light/?d=637737174000000000
After the past week I think it has become even more important to pray for light in the darkness of our world and to pray that the Light of Christ will come into our world.
give us grace to cast away the works of darkness
and to put on the armour of light,
now in the time of this mortal life,
in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility;
that on the last day,
when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge the living and the dead,
we may rise to the life immortal;
through him who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Community Lunch – Sunday 21st November 2021
Yes, it’s back! We are looking forward to re-starting our community lunches – with the first being held this Sunday at 12:15 in the Dining Room. All are welcome from all communities within the cathedral. To maintain being safe and cautious for this first one, please bring your own food, just for yourself….and we will provide hot drinks and juice. But, as before……all are welcome and we can have lunch together whilst enjoying each other’s company, in friendship and fellowship!
For further information see Canon Mike or Canon Neal
Worship with us this week
Join us in person for 8:30am Morning Prayer and the 12:05 pm Eucharist on weekdays and Saturdays, and Evensong/Evening Prayer at 5:30pm on weekdays and 3pm on Saturdays. Click the following link and look below the main banner of our website beneath ‘Services’ for each day’s in-person service offerings and locations: www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk/.
The livestreaming of worship is under review, as some of our volunteers take a break, and we await the installation of further kit. As the Cathedral is being used more for large events it is not possible to leave equipment and wires around the building, as was the case earlier in the year.
Nevertheless, the 8:30am service of Morning Prayer (Mon-Sat) and Holy Communion (Sundays) continues to be streamed to the Cathedral Facebook page.
To stream a service on Facebook, follow this link to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolCathedral.
Streaming to YouTube will resume when the new equipment is installed.
Prayer requests via our Prayer Wall
You can post prayer requests to us at: https://www.prayerforliverpool.org/requests.html.
This autumn on Sunday mornings the Choral Eucharist will be joined at 10:30am by a new ministry, based around the Well, aiming to interact with visitors drawn into the building, while the eucharist is being celebrated, using the Exploring the Sunday Gospels material. This prompts a rearrangement of some of the liturgical space. The nave altar has moved to under the Dulverton Bridge, and in that location near the entrance will be the normal focus for the daily 12:05 eucharist. On Sundays at 10:30 the Choral Eucharist will be celebrated at the high altar, and seating has been moved forward and arranged so that it is the visible focal point. A number of seats spaced further apart are available in the Presbytery, up between the Cathedral choir and the high altar. Holy communion will now be offered again in both kinds at the 10:30am service, but there is no obligation for any communicant to receive the chalice if they remain concerned. We hope this arrangement will make good use of the great space we have been given, drawing people in different ways into communion with God.
If you would like somebody to be remembered in the Cathedral’s regular prayers please email Verger Keith James at: email@example.com The prayer list will begin anew every two months, so if you would like somebody to be prayed for by name over a
The Sunday Roasts are available from the Welsford Bistro between 11:30 – 4 pm! There is a choice of 2 meats and a veggie/vegan option as well.
The cost is £11.50 adults and £6.95 for children.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Men’s Group is now meeting in person! Every other Tuesday, 6.30-8.00pm in the Cathedral. Usually food to start and then an informal discussion on some pithy and relevant issue. For more information, please contact Canon Neal on email@example.com
Prayer Shawl Ministry updates
This Ministry continues to grow, especially in the area of anonymously worked items which we are able to share with people on the margins of our community.
A large quantity of items were blessed during Choral Evensong on 19th October, following a stitchers’ event that afternoon.
New stitchers are always welcome, but we are especially in need of people to create items for named recipients. If you would like to know more please contact The Prayer Shawls Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or telephone: Canon Neal on 07496 737320
Prayer Shawls - Hot Water Bottle gifts
We have identified a need and are aiming to gift covered hot water bottles to various people within our wider community. We are aiming to buy the hot water bottles in bulk, all be the same size, to keep costs to a minimum. If you would like to donate towards these please place your donation, which may be Gift Aided, in an envelope marked Prayer Shawls Hot Water Bottles or contact Dianne Rothwell regarding BACs donations - email@example.com. Thank you.
New Stitching Group - ‘Encountering Common Threads’
When: 1st Wednesday of the month - starting Weds. 1st December
Where: The Radcliffe Learning Centre Liverpool Anglican Cathedral - access by stairs or lift
Who: Yarn & fabric stitchers of all abilities
Beginners to advanced — all welcome; stitch in the company of others, share skills, patterns, ideas and friendship.
Bring your own project to work on OR start one of ours.
Stay for the whole session or drop in for a while / in your lunch break.
Please bring your own refreshments OR take away options are available from the Cathedral’s Welsford Bistro.
You are welcome to attend the 12:05 Eucharistic Service and join us afterwards.
Advent Lectio Divina – Thursdays 2nd – 23rd December: 7-8pm in-person and on Zoom
We are delighted that the Revd. Mark Waters, who leads Centering Prayer events at the Cathedral, is offering a four-week series to help us reflect on the great messages of Advent. For more details, please go to:
Liverpool Cathedral Mothers’ Union - forthcoming events 2021
Join us every 2nd Monday of the month in Liverpool Cathedral Chapter House at 12.45 p.m. for coffee
Speaker begins talk at 1 p.m. New members welcome.
For further details please contact branch secretary Mrs Jean Gratton on 0151 228 3248 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org