We look forward to welcoming you to Liverpool Cathedral over the Lent, Holy Week and Easter period
On this page, you'll find information about our Lent events and services. Our Canon Presentor Philip Anderson, also explains more about the meaning of Lent, here.
Lent is the period when the Church prepares to celebrate the events of Holy Week and Easter, when Christ gave his life to save the world and rose again from the dead. It begins by asking for God's forgiveness. It is a time of fasting and prayer, stripping back distractions so we can focus on receiving the gift of God. This year lent begins on Wednesday 2 March and ends on 14 April.
Services to begin Lent
This year Ash Wednesday falls on 2 March, and we will have several services to mark the day. At 12.05 we will have our Ash Wednesday Eucharist, a said service of holy communion which will include Ashes to go. At 17:30 we will have our Ash Wednesday Eucharist, a sung service of Holy Communion with the imposition of ashes. Canon Philip Anderson Explains more about Ash Wednesday, here or you can hear from Dean Sue about Ash Wednesday in her latest blog post.
We would love to see you throughout Lent for our regular daily services. You can find more information, here.
Lent Bible Study
As we follow our Rule of Life calling on everyone to Pray, Read, Learn and Tell, Serve, Give, over the year we are encouraging churches and individuals to take on Rule of Life challenges. Our first takes place in Lent as we follow the Church of England’s #LiveLent theme for 2022, Embracing Justice.
Based around the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent book, written by Isabelle Hamley, the theme remembers the cry of the Prophet Isaiah: ‘Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice?’ calling us to reflect on the injustices of the world and ask what God is calling us to do about them.
To support us in the challenge, we are hosting six weekly online sessions with videos and discussions exploring the themes of the book. Find out more, here.
Holy Week & Easter
Find out more information about Holy Week and Easter, here.
What is Lent?
Lent is the period when the Church prepares to celebrate the events of Holy Week and Easter, when Christ gave his life to save the world and rose again from the dead. It begins by asking for God's forgiveness. It is a time of fasting and prayer, stripping back distractions so we can focus on receiving the gift of God.
What is Ash Wednesday?
It is an ancient custom to make a simple cross on the forehead out of Ash at the beginning of Lent, as a reminder of our sorrow for our sins, and the brokenness of the world, and as a sign of hope in the mystery of the cross, God's love entering into our fragile humanity and redeeming us.