During the week we’ll be taking time to reflect on generosity, which will include focusing on God’s generosity within our church ministry and mission, alongside exploring our own generosity as a hallmark to our own faith in action.
We’ll do this through eight days of service and worship materials, as well as hearing from those at Liverpool Cathedral about God’s generosity in action. We’ll also be taking time to say a massive thank you to those who have been generous to Liverpool Cathedral, in both time and financial giving. We are incredibly grateful for your faithful contribution, particularly in these recent difficult times, so to you, we say a big Thank you!
During the week we’ll also take some time to reflect on our future financial giving, in response to the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on Liverpool Cathedral and the surrounding community. With the Cathedral closed for significant periods of time during the past 18 months, the income usually generated from our visitor donations, events, bistro, and the shop has plummeted, and the financial giving from our congregation has halved compared to 2019.
Severe cutbacks, the furlough scheme, and grants have kept us afloat during this time, but sadly the next year and beyond is set to be very challenging indeed, with a significant shortfall predicated for 2022. As we receive no local or national government funding to support the work we do here at Liverpool Cathedral, which includes the likes of our Micah Food Bank and Employability programme, alongside our mission activities, and restoring and maintaining our awe-inspiring building, we’re asking you to consider your financial giving to Liverpool Cathedral, through one of the three options below:
Signing up to the Parish Giving Scheme allows you to give regularly to Liverpool Cathedral even if you’re not attending in person. This is a simple setup via Direct Debit, and at your discretion, is adjusted for inflation each year. If you’re already registered with the scheme, perhaps you’d be willing to review your giving and consider increasing it?
More information on the Parish Giving Scheme and how to set it up can be found here.
Alternatively, you can ring the Parish Giving Scheme office in Gloucester on 0333 002 1271. Monday to Friday 9 - 5 pm, or click here to complete a Gift Form and return it to us.
- Liverpool Cathedral Office
St James House
20 St James Road
LIVERPOOL L1 7BR
Some households have actually seen their savings increase through the pandemic because they have done far less travelling, eating out, or holidaying. If that's you, would you be willing to consider donating something from your accrued extra savings to support the work of Liverpool Cathedral? If you are able to Gift Aid this, then it will enlarge your donation to us by 25% without costing you a penny!
For those who are able to give a one-off gift to Liverpool Cathedral you can support us by:
- Writing a cheque made payable to ‘Liverpool Cathedral’ and returning it to us.
- Making a donation here
- Sending us a BACS transfer, putting the reference as Generosity Week
Bank name: Barclays
Account name: Corporation of Liverpool Cathedral
Account number: 20287911
Sort code: 20-51-01
Setting up a Will is not an easy subject to broach, but it is something we will all need to think about at some point. You could use some time during generosity week to think about how you wish to make provision for your loved ones and make a lasting gift to God.
There are different ways to leave a legacy, either as a residuary gift (a share of whatever is left after debts are settled and gifts made), a fixed sum of money or a specific gift (e.g. a house)
The Cathedral is very grateful for legacies each year, which were no doubt agreed upon by the donor some years ago. This year Bartletts Solicitors have offered a discounted will to anyone who will be including a gift to Liverpool Cathedral in their will. As their family bequeathed the Bartlett Bells to Liverpool Cathedral, they know the importance of making a lasting gift and are experts in ensuring your wishes are respected. You are also able to find impartial legal services here
Generosity Week is a celebration of God’s generosity that is lived out in our Cathedral, and in other churches across the Church of England. It gives us an opportunity to engage with and support the wider community as we celebrate the generosity found. This isn’t a celebration of ‘our’ generosity but God’s, which is found within the church and outside of it.