Overcrofters enjoy a variety of events and activities and are involved in the life of the Cathedral in many and varied ways.
Recent trips include:
- Visits to other cathedrals
- Blackpool lights
- the ‘Another Place’ sculptures on Crosby beach
- Joining the Cathedral Choir on a tour of the Netherlands.
Meetings include activities organised by young people:
- football matches
- tours of the Cathedral
- cooking meals for the Dean and Chapter followed by Sung Compline in the Cathedral
- an all-night vigil in the Cathedral. enjoying the building and sharing in worship and fellowship with each other.
Overcrofters have taken part in many Cathedral events, including:
- stewarding at the High Sheriff’s ‘Sound and Light’ concert to raise money for the Girls’ Choir
- stewarding at a performance by the Myriad Theatre Company of the Henry James’s play ‘The Turn of the Screw’
- reading and singing at a Taize evening organised by St Hilda’s School.
The group has been involved with the musical life of the Cathedral and the City including:
- singing in the annual Cathedral performance of the Messiah, the Midnight Eucharist and the Lord Mayor’s Carol Concert at St George’s Hall.
- singing madrigals in the Cathedral and the Close on May morning, in the tradition of Magdalen College, Oxford.
- reading at the Cathedral’s Christmas services.
All activities are supervised by Cathedral youth leaders with enhanced DBS clearance to work with children.
The Overcrofters are led by the members of the Cathedral Youth Ministry Group. The Youth Ministry Group Leader is Nick Basson. The leaders are always happy to receive questions and comments about work with children and young people. If you would like to know more about the Overcrofters, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
How are we funded?
The Overcrofters receive some funding from the Dean and Chapter but donations towards work with children and young people at the Cathedral are always welcome. Visit the Support Our Work section for details on how you can help.