Lectures at Liverpool Cathedral

Attracting leading practitioners and theologians, Liverpool Cathedral is renowned for exploring issues relevant to our ministry as a prominent cathedral in an urban setting.

Our ongoing series includes the likes of the Gilbert Scott Lectures on Science and Faith, and our Social Justice themed lectures like our Micah Lecture and Prisons week Lectures. You can find out more about these lectures by scrolling down this page or clicking their names above.

Our latest upcoming lectures are:

Gilbert Scott Lecture on Science and Faith: The Dead Sea Scrolls: science in antiquity and science at their service. 11 May, 7:30pm

Gilbert Scott Lecture on Science and Faith: Why Science and Faith Need Each Other. 18 May, 7:30pm

The Children's Society Lecture:
Overturning the damaging decline in children's wellbeing. 9 June, 7:30pm

Gilbert Scott Lectures on Science and faith

This lecture series is entitled in honour of Dr Sebastian Gilbert Scott, brother of our famous Liverpool Cathedral Architect, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. Sebastian was an internationally renowned physician and radiologist in London. 

Our latest lecture was “Catastrophe, Resilience and Evolution: A Planetary Record of Redemption” including: The Revd Dr Pan Conrad, Rector St Alban’s Episcopal Church, Glen Burnie, MD USA and Planetary Scientist/Astrobiologist, Carnegie Institution of Science, Washington DC, USA.  

You can view this, below:

Micah Lectures

Inspired by the same scripture as led to the establishment of our charity Micah Liverpool, our annual lecture explores matters relating to social justice. Previous speakers include Bishop Steven Croft, Bishop David Walker, Bishop Pete Wilcox, Bishop Paul Bayes, Canon Lucy Winkett, and Ann Morisy and Angus Richie.

2021 Micah Lecture:

Our 2021 Lecture was presented by Chine McDonald on her Book God Is Not a White Man: And Other Revelations. 

These are the urgent questions Chine McDonald asks in a searing look at her experience of being a Black woman in the white-majority space that is the UK church - a church that is being abandoned by Black women no longer able to grin and bear its casual racism, colonialist narratives and lack of urgency on issues of racial justice.

You can see the lecture, here: 

2020 Micah Lecture:

Prisons week 2021 Lecture

Our latest Prisons Week Lecture was organized by the Liverpool Diocesan Council for Social Aid (LDCSA), Adelaide House, the Diocese of Liverpool, and Liverpool Cathedral.

Entitled  ‘Telling the story, hearing the story, and writing a new chapter’, the lecture was presented by The Right Revd Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester and the Anglican Bishop for HM Prisons in England and Wales

Bishop Rachel spoke about the importance of understanding some of the issues in the present story of intervention with female offenders and the importance of engaging with people’s personal story.