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

We have a regular series of lectures including:

The Prison Week Lecture

This year's Prisons Week Lecture was organized by the Liverpool Diocesan Council for Social Aid (LDCSA), Adelaide House, the Diocese of Liverpool, and Liverpool Cathedral.
This year’s lecture entitled is ‘Telling the story, hearing the story, and writing a new chapter’, and 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. 
Bishop Rachel has a keen interest in gender justice both nationally and internationally, with a particular passion for vulnerable girls and women. In 2017 she launched a campaign Fighting for Women’s Justice, not least campaigning against the vast majority of female offenders being given a prison sentence, and has sought to use her influence around these issues in the House of Lords.

The Micah Lecture

Inspired by the same scripture as led to the establishment of our charity Micah Liverpool this 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.

The Micah 2021 Lecture

This was the 8th social justice Micah Lecture!
The lecture this year was presented by Chine McDonald on her Book God Is Not a White Man: And Other Revelations:
-What does it mean when God is presented as male?
-What does it mean when, from our internal assumptions to our shared cultural imaginings, God is presented as white?

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.

Watch the 2020 Micah Lecture 

We were delighted to welcome Dr Ruth Valerio to deliver this year's lecture on zoom. You can watch the video here


Currently lectures are suspended or online until Covid restrictions are lifted. You can find out more at our events pages