Visiting and Worship at Liverpool Cathedral from 22 March 2021
- Our building is now open for public worship each day, you’ll find more information on our Worship Pages, including our Holy Week and Easter services for 2021.
- If you're not able to come in-person to a service, you can join us online as we're continuing with online worship on our Cathedral YouTube channel or Facebook Page.
- We plan to open our building for personal reflection or private prayer on 12 April 2021, when you can join us from 11 am until 3 pm.
- We're temporarily closed to visitors but we're looking forward to welcoming you back to explore our building from around 17 May 2021. We're waiting, like other indoor visitor attractions, for confirmation from the Government. You'll find more information on the Government Roadmap page on their website.
Eating and Drinking at Liverpool Cathedral
From April 12th 2021 the Mezz in the Well relocates to its new location - The Welsford Porch - and become the Mezz in the Porch.
We may be in a different location but you will still get the same high-quality food and great service.
Our new location means a wider selection with hot and cold baguettes/paninis, Scouse, soup, and daily specials such as fish and chips/ burgers and a selection of homemade cakes and cookies. You can get wide selection of cold drinks and our coffee is supplied by local roaster Joe Black Coffee.
So why not visit us to grab and go
We're open 8am to 11am entering from the porch side.
Then from 11am to 3pm following the signs through the cathedral.
Shopping at Liverpool Cathedral
While our Cathedral Shop is closed you can browse and shop online.
We are looking forward to welcoming you back for worship. You can now join us for services each day. You'll find more about which services are held each day on the Worship Pages of our website.
We want your time with us at Liverpool Cathedral to be enjoyable, but above all safe so we’ve made some changes to how we operate. We have done this in line with current advice around hygiene and physical distancing. In July 2020, we achieved Visit Britain's ‘Good to Go’ award.
We're not able to welcome general visitors until around 17 May, as we're following the Government's Roadmap.
Please read the information below, so you know what to expect when you’re with us.
Thank you in advance for your understanding and for following our guidance to help us operate safely.
If you’re feeling unwell, in a high-risk category, self-isolating or if you or anyone you’ve been in contact with has symptoms of coronavirus, please visit another time. We’ll look forward to welcoming you soon but right now, it’s not worth the risk to the health of other visitors or our people. Thank you for your understanding.
It's compulsory to wear a face-covering while you are in a place of worship (which we are) to protect other people. Please wear a face-covering when you come to see us unless you are medically exempt.
Forgotten to bring a face-covering? Don’t worry, we have disposable masks available for a small donation.
Please keep your distance from our people and other visitors. We’re operating a one-way system with signs in place to make sure you can easily find your way around the Cathedral and enjoy your visit.
We’re putting in place safe queuing systems at our main entrance, toilets and Cathedral Shop to keep you and our people safe. This is so we can manage the number of people in our building or a particular area at any one time. Please be patient and kind to each other and our people, so everyone enjoys visiting us.
We all need to play our part in reducing the spread of coronavirus. One of the ways is knowing who’s in the building in case somebody develops symptoms so we can contact people and let them know. Unless you’ve signed up to hear from us, we’ll only hold your details for three weeks in line with current guidance.
You can also scan the QR code at the Cathedral entrance.
While we’ll be cleaning much more often than normal, if you could try to avoid touching surfaces such as signage or Cathedral artwork as much as possible it will help reduce the spread of coronavirus.
In areas where it is impossible to avoid touching surfaces, we’ll provide hygienic, disposable wipes so you can make sure the area is clean before and after use.
We’ll provide a hand sanitiser and you’ll be able to sanitise your hands on your way into and at various points around the Cathedral.
Will I be able to visit all areas of the Cathedral?
No, you'll only able to come into the areas of the Cathedral we're using worship. From 12 April, you can join us for private prayer and we are hoping to welcome back visitors around 17 May.
Do I need to maintain social distancing while I’m in the Cathedral?
Yes, please make sure you keep yourself physically apart from other visitors and our people. You’ll see markings on the floor and signs to help remind you.
How can I keep my hands clean?
We’ll provide a hand sanitiser and you’ll be able to sanitise your hands on your way into and at various points around the Cathedral. There’s also handwashing facilities in the Cathedral toilets.
Will Liverpool Cathedral colleagues be wearing personal protective equipment?
Yes, our people will be wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep both you and themselves safe while you're in the Cathedral.
What other measures have you put in place to keep me safe when I visit you?
- We have introduced an enhanced cleaning regime, paying special attention to surfaces that are touched regularly.
- We’re also monitoring the temperature of our people and visitors.
- We’ve achieved ‘We’re Good To Go’ accreditation, the official UK mark to signal that a tourism and hospitality business has worked hard to follow government and industry COVID-19 guidelines.
Am I allowed to touch anything in the Cathedral?
Please try to avoid touching surfaces such as signage or Cathedral artwork as much as possible it will help reduce the spread of coronavirus.
How do I let you know if I need your help to get around the Cathedral?
If you need any assistance during your visit please contact our Visitor Services Manager on 0151 702 7284 or email: email@example.com
Find more information on our accessibility pages.
Can I light a candle?
You will be able to light a candle in the Main Space. You will find several candle prickets stands at various points in the Cathedral.
Are there toilet facilities?
No, our toilet facilities are currently closed.
Are the Welsford Restaurant or The Mezz in the Well open for refreshments?
No, our Welsford and The Mezz in the Well are closed at the moment. We're opening the Mezz in the Well for takeaway food and drink on 12 April 2021.
Is the Tower Experience open?
Our Tower Experience is closed at the moment while we work towards how we can maintain appropriate physical distancing measures to make sure we keep you and our people safe.
Can I visit if I feel unwell or I’ve been in contact with anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19?
Please stay at home if you're feeling unwell, in a high-risk category, self-isolating or if you or anyone you’ve been in contact with has symptoms of coronavirus
We’ll look forward to welcoming you back soon but right now, it’s not worth the risk.
Please be responsible, kind and patient.
Why are you asking for donations?
Like many other organisations in the city and beyond, we face an uncertain future. We are experiencing a huge shortfall in our income as Liverpool Cathedral has lost nearly all of its revenue over recent months.
We aren’t funded by the Government and the main way the national church supports us is through salaries for our clergy.
Your donations are especially needed and welcome to help keep entry to Liverpool Cathedral free to visitors. It will help preserve your heritage for generations to come.
How can I help support the Cathedral?
There are several ways you can help support Liverpool Cathedral.
You can donate via our portable contactless consoles when you visit us. When purchase items from our Cathedral Shop, you’ll be supporting us too.
Find out more about how you can support us on our Donation website pages.
Thank you for your generosity.
Do I have to wear a face-covering while I'm in the Cathedral?
Yes, you must wear a face-covering while you’re in the Cathedral unless you are exempt. This is because we are a place of worship. You’ll find more information on the face-covering page on the government website.
Prayer for Liverpool
This is a particularly difficult time for many in our city, our nation and the wider world and we want to continue to be a place of solace to everyone who needs us.
If you’re not able to visit us in person or need to ask for prayer out of hours, you can do this via our Prayer for Liverpool website which has been set up especially with this in mind.
- Length: 188.7 m (619 ft)
- Area: 9,687.4 sq. m (104,275 sq. ft)
- Choir Vault: 35.3 m (116 ft)
- Nave Vault: 36.5 m (120 ft)
- Height of Tower: 100.8 m (331 ft)
- Under Tower Vault: 53.3 m (175 ft)
- Tower Arches: 32.6 m (107 ft)
- Bells: (height above ground) 67.0 m (219 ft)
- Bells: (weight) 31.5 tonnes (31 tons).