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K WEE Y L HO VICES SER LOUT PUL IDE INS ISSUE 108 FEB-APRIL 2017 JOSHUA CENTRE BID SUCCESS EPIPHANY SERVICE ENJOYED BY CHILDREN LENT LECTURES 2017


L IVERP O O L CATH ED R A L

TOWER EXPERIENCE

TWEET FROM THE TOWER GREAT SPACE FILM WORLD’S HIGHEST AND HEAVIEST PEAL OF BELLS

BELL NIGHTS ELIZABETH HOARE EMBROIDERY GALLERY

Catch this truly spectacular experience 360° panoramic rooftop views, open daily*. Tower opening and closing times available in the Cathedral Shop or on our website: www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk

TWILIGHT THURSDAYS Enjoy 360˚ views of Liverpool and beyond from 500ft above sea level as the sun goes down and the lights go up. Experience bell ringing with our fabulous new bells simulator. Meet some of our bellringers and see the bells up close. Selected Thursday evenings, please check our website for details.

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CONTENTS Dean's letter Fiesta Bombarda Joshua Centre Funding Year of Welcome

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Exploring the true 16-17 meaning of Lent and Easter Liverpool Passion Plays

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End of a musical era

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8 The first Earl of Lathom 20-21

A token of thanks Family Big Sing Holy Week services pullout

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Epiphany Service 22-23 enjoyed by Liverpool Pupils

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Bank Holiday Organ Rrecital

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The 9th Annual Cathedral Lent Lecture series

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Faith Academy

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Easter services

JOSHUA CENTRE SUCCESSFUL BID

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Celebrate Mothering Sunday

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Don't give up, give Hope

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Diary dates

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Thoughts and Prayers

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Embracing Hope Service

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Cover photo courtesy of ©Sean Murphy. Epiphany Service image featured on this page courtesy of © Mark Loudon Epiphany Service at Liverpool Cathedral 24th January 2017

EPIPHANY SERVICE ENJOYED BY CHILDREN

2017 LENT LECTURES

Next issue: May 2016 Deadline for submissions: April 12th 2017 Article ideas are always welcome and should be sent to Sarah Doyle: communications@liverpool.anglican.org. Editor reserves the right to edit contributions. »» For updates on events why not follow us on twitter @LivCathedral or Facebook/Liverpool Cathedral 3


DIOCESE AND CATHEDRAL IN CLOSE COLLABORATION

Dear Friends - in this issue of Cathedral Life you will be able to read about the exciting plans we have, as a further expression of Diocese and Cathedral in close collaboration, for the Joshua Centre for the Multiplication of Congregations. I believe this is the first time the Church Commissioners have given Strategic Development Funding to a Cathedral - and certainly to a joint Diocese-Cathedral project. I think of the Joshua Centre as a modern take on the ancient idea of the Cathedral as the Mother Church of the Diocese: in this case, the Cathedral is seeking to assist the 4

Diocese in bringing many new congregations to birth. Canon Richard is exactly the right person to head up this initiative and he will be grateful of your prayers in the months ahead, as staff for the Joshua Centre are recruited and the work of congregational multiplication begins. As most of you are aware, our Strategic Plan (2014-2024) sets out two overarching goals. We are seeking, firstly, to raise £24million to ensure that, when we celebrate the centenary of our consecration in 2024, the Cathedral is fit for purpose for the next 100 years. At the end of 2016, our appeal total, pledged and received, had risen to £6,840,935: I am hopeful that we will pass the £7m threshold before Easter. Secondly, we are seeking to double the number of those who worship with us every week, between January 2014 and January 2024. So how are we doing in relation to that second goal? Thanks to some numbercrunching by Canon Paul over the New Year, we now have some robust data, which is really very encouraging. Eliminating from the figures an estimated number of those who attend worship in robes (since we are not seeking to double the number of clergy, Cross Guild members, vergers or choir members!), he has produced data for total aggregate attendance at the 34 services which take place here routinely week to week. In 2013, the figure was 438. That total had grown to 471 in 2014, 610 in 2015 and 702 in 2016. This amounts to an increase of 60% in four years. Clearly, a substantial proportion of this growth relates to the establishment in 2015 of


our Sepas (Persian-speaking) congregation – which perfectly illustrates the importance of founding new congregations in the way that the Joshua Centre envisages. But interestingly, there has been incremental growth in all our existing congregations too: setting aside the new Sepas service, the aggregate totals still demonstrate a 35% growth as follows: 438 in 2013, 471 in 2014, 535 in 2015 and 591 in 2016. Chapter will continue to reflect both on the factors which might account for this growth and on the steps we need to take to consolidate it and build upon it. But at this point we invite you to join with us in

FIESTA BOMBARDA CATHEDRAL CARNIVAL The line-up included Bombarda residents, Fiesta Face Paints, immersive carnival décor and Heartbeat Community, brass powerhouses Renegrad Brass Band and Bring the Fire Project Drum Workshop.

giving thanks to God, who alone gives the growth, for this expression of his grace in our Cathedral Life. Do please also join with us in prayer as we seek to discern what might be the next new congregation here. With every blessing as Epiphany gives way to Lent, and Lent to Holy Week and Easter, and as we celebrate again the glorious victory over death of the One who is himself the Resurrection and the Life, our Lord Jesus Christ. »» With every blessing Dean Pete, Dean of Liverpool

Multitalented maestro Beardyman took to the stage in a master class in improvisation and beat boxing. Rootsreggae sensation Jeramiah Ferrari also performed. »» Fiesta Bombarda image courtesy of ©Mark Loudon

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JOSHUA CENTRE RECEIVES £1M FUNDING BOOST TO MULTIPLY CONGREGATIONS

We start 2017 with the excellent news that the Joshua Centre has received a significant £1m grant from the Archbishop’s Council to develop our innovative, practical plans to grow the church through multiplying congregations. The grant will enable The Joshua Centre, our resource centre, to support multiplying congregations. Set up under the direction of Canon Richard White the Joshua Centre will provide practical help direct to parishes across our diocese as we work together to become a bigger church making a bigger difference. “This fantastic news will enable us to provide parishes with support as they launch and grow new congregations” Canon Richard White explained. “We want to make sure the church is close to everyone in our diocese, both geographically and culturally, this will help us make great strides in that direction.” The Diocese of Liverpool and Liverpool Cathedral established the Joshua Centre in 6

2014 to be a resource centre of excellence for multiplying congregations. As its work grows we will talk further about how you and your parish can use their expertise as you seek to be bigger church in your community. Bishop Paul welcomed the news saying “This announcement is tremendous news and represents a significant milestone for our Diocese. I am enormously grateful to Richard White and his colleagues for carrying this application through. If we are truly to be a bigger church, the royal road involves the multiplying of congregations. Across our Diocese I have a dream and a goal - one congregation for every four thousand people in the first instance. This is a challenging but perfectly realistic vision, and this funding will help to bring it into being. Canon Richard White and the Joshua Centre will be able to develop their work, supporting parishes and local leaders in planting many new congregations that will make a bigger difference to their communities.”


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2017 IS OUR ‘YEAR OF WELCOME’ A token of thanks

As a beautiful place of worship and one of the city’s most prominent visitor attractions, for many years we have focused on warmly welcoming visitors to Liverpool Cathedral. To build upon this important and necessary work, we are specifically focusing on making 2017 our Year of Welcome. What this means in practice is all about making a number of small, improvements in our ability to greet a diverse number of visitors. We’re doing this in order to better engage and satisfy our visitors - whether they’re from the local area or thousands of miles away. Practically, this is also about increasing visitor numbers and the time in which people stay and enjoy the building during their visit. Hopefully this will help deliver much-needed revenue which we can plough directly back

into keeping our magnificent Grade One listed building in the best condition we can, for future generations to enjoy. As well as the physical welcome we offer from staff and volunteers, it’s also about continuing this friendly welcome across our marketing and social media channels to help our visitors understand what we offer - so they can enjoy their visit even more. This may all sound very obvious and in many respects it is. For our future success however it’s vital to keep improving, to make sure that everyone who visits can get the most out of this awe-inspiring building. This means listening and working closely with all staff and volunteers as well as responding to any feedback we receive online – through TripAdvisor or any other forums.


OFFERING A WARM WELCOME TO THE CATHEDRAL AND THE CITY As we embark on our ‘Year of Welcome’ we want to acknowledge the staff and volunteer groups who play a part in the experience of our visitors. We will be shining the spotlight on different groups of our people in this new series of interviews for Cathedral Life. Cathedral guides are one of our valuable groups of volunteers, offering their services seven days a week for 52 weeks of the year. Often the first people our visitors will speak to on arriving at the Cathedral, they ensure each visitor receives a warm welcome and the information needed to make the most of their visit. We spoke to Noel Andrews who shares his experience: “I have been a Cathedral guide for eight years and it is the best job I have ever had! I try to get to the Cathedral early in the morning and very often there are very few people to be seen, sometimes none at all. We get a great many visitors on Saturdays especially in the summer. They come from all corners of the globe and most are ‘blown away’ when they enter the Cathedral. As a guide I do my best to offer them a warm welcome to the Cathedral and to the City. We also lead pre-booked tours. I never tire of talking to visitors and I have met some very interesting people including one lady who was taught by my father about 50 years ago – we liked him, she said, because he always read us a story every day! I hope I have been able to enhance the experience of our visitors because they certainly enhance mine.”

I met Lingyun and his wife last summer when they visited Liverpool Cathedral and I showed them round. He returned with three relations and we had another tour of the Cathedral. He gave me a beautiful Chinese silk handkerchief as a token of thanks which was decorated with exquisite hand embroidered flowers. I shall always treasure this generous present.

ARE YOU INSPIRED BY NOEL'S STORY? If you want to find out more about becoming a volunteer, ring Jenny Moran on 0151 702 7284 or email on  jenny.moran@liverpoolcathedral.org.uk

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FAMILY BIG SING Wednesday 22nd February 2017, 9.30 - 11.45am Join us for a musical retelling of ‘The Good Samaritan’ Parents and children 4yrs plus

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JOIN US FOR LENT, HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SERVICES

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EASTER BANK HOLIDAY

ORGAN RECITAL 2017 Ian Tracey Organist Titulaire, Liverpool Cathedral Grand Jeu

PIERRE DU MAGE

Sonata in c

GIO. BATTISTA PESCETTI

Passacaglia & Fugue in c (BWV 582) Dance of the Blessed Spirits Concert Piece (Opus 52a)

J.S.BACH GLUCK/TRACEY FLOR PEETERS

Three Improvisations

CARLO CURLEY

Final (Symphonie VI)

CHARLES MARIE WIDOR

Monday 17th April, 11.15am

Admission by Programme £5

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LENT LECTURES 2017 – THE DISCIPLES PRAYER

We are running a number of Faith Academy courses offering you the opportunity to grow in your Christian faith. Whether you’re just starting your Christian journey or have travelled some time, one of our courses will help you find a way to grow as a disciple of Jesus. »» To find out more visit: www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk or email: emma.williams@liverpoolcathedral.org.uk

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JOIN US THIS EASTER PALM SUNDAY - SUNDAY 9TH APRIL 8.30am

Eucharist in the Lady Chapel

10.30am

Zone 2 Café style church in the Concert Room

10.30am

Palm Sunday Eucharist Girls’ and Men’s Voices at the High Altar

1.00pm

Sepas Service

3.00pm

Choral Evensong Men’s Voices Preacher: Canon Myles Davies, Vice Dean and Precentor

4.00pm

Eucharist (shortened BCP) in the Lady Chapel

4.30pm

The Liverpool Passion Play

MONDAY 10TH APRIL 8.30am

Morning Prayer in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit

10.30am

Chrism Eucharist at the Nave Altar Preacher: The Right Reverend Cyril Ashton, Assistant Bishop

5.30pm

Choral Evensong Girls’ Voices

TUESDAY 11TH APRIL 8.30am Morning Prayer in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit 12.05pm Eucharist 5.30pm

Choral Evensong Boys’ and Men’s Voices

WEDNESDAY 12TH APRIL 8.30am

Morning Prayer in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit

12.05pm Eucharist 5.30pm

Choral Evensong Men’s Voices

MAUNDY THURSDAY 13TH APRIL 8.30am Morning Prayer in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit 12.05pm Eucharist 5.30pm

Evening Prayer in the Chapter House

7.30pm

Eucharist of the Lord’s Supper at the High Altar Preacher: Canon Ellen Loudon, Chancellor and Director of Social Justice

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JOIN US THIS EASTER GOOD FRIDAY - 14TH APRIL 8.30am

Morning Prayer in the Chapter House

10.30am

The Way of the Cross, A Processional Service for Good Friday with music from the Cathedral Choir

12.05pm Holy Communion in the Memorial Chapel 2.00pm

An hour at the Cross led by Canon Paul Rattigan, Canon for Discipleship

3.30pm

Evening Prayer in the Central Space

7.30pm

No Story So Divine A sequence of words and music for Good Friday with the Cathedral Choir

EASTER EVEN - SATURDAY 15TH APRIL 8.30am

Morning Prayer

12.05pm Ante Communion in the Lady Chapel

EASTER SUNDAY 16TH APRIL 8.30am

Eucharist in the Lady Chapel

10.30am

Zone 2 (all age informal worhsip in the Concert Room)

10.30am

Festival Eucharist Boys’, Girls and Men’s Voices at the Nave Altar Preacher: The Very Reverend Dr Pete Wilcox, Dean of Liverpool

1.00pm

Sepas Congregation

3.00pm Festival Evensong Boys', Girls and Men’s Voices Preacher: Canon Myles Davies, Vice Dean and Precentor 4.00pm Eucharist (shortened BCP) in the Lady Chapel

EASTER MONDAY 17TH APRIL 10.30am

Morning Prayer and Eucharist in the Lady Chapel

11.15am

Easter Organ Recital with Professor Ian Tracey, Organist Titulaire

5.30pm

Evening Prayer in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit

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EXPLORING THE TRUE MEANING OF LENT AND EASTER This year we repeat our successful Ashes to Go and Palms to Go initiative, a new way of bringing these ancient Lenten traditions to a wider public. Ashes to Go started in the United States as a way of taking part of the Ash Wednesday service out into the community as a public statement, an opportunity for individuals to meet for a short time with God and think about what Lent is all about. The local vicar or priest, robed, would sit in a very public place and offer people an opportunity to say prayers and be anointed with ashes. It is not intended to replace the Ash Wednesday service, but is a way of offering the ritual to those that either would never come to or cannot make the church service. This year clergy will be available from 11am until 4pm on Wednesday 1st March in the main space of the Cathedral. Canon for Discipleship Paul Rattigan explained: “Each year we see about 50 people use this opportunity to take time out with God. Typically about half make the journey especially and the rest are visitors, pleasantly surprised to find us sitting there. We have many significant conversations and even some tears as people who hadn’t really engaged with God for a while realised they were precious in his 16

sight. All the clergy find it very encouraging and a privilege to be able to offer this.” Palms to Go extends the concept into Holy Week, offering palms from the Palm Sunday service for an hour each day in Holy Week. This year clergy will be available 1pm to 2pm from Monday 10th April till Thursday 13th April. Canon Paul added: “Each year more than 100 people take the opportunity and it is great to remind people of the true message of Easter in such a special week. Our prayer is that this year more people encounter God in this simple, creative way.” »» For further information check our website: www. liverpoolcathedral.org.uk


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WHOM DO YOU SEEK?

THIS IS OUR STORY A DRAMATIC PRODUCTION JOIN US ON PALM SUNDAY - 9TH APRIL

Choral Evensong at 3pm Performance starts 4.30pm

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END OF A MUSICAL ERA FOR LIVERPOOL CATHEDRAL Ten years of the musical highs masterminded by our Director of Music, David Poulter will come to an end this summer as we bid him farewell. David will be moving to Suffolk to pursue freelance opportunities as his partner, Flora, takes up a veterinary post. Having joined us as Director of Music in January 2008, during the City’s year as Capital of Culture, David’s illustrious career at Liverpool Cathedral includes many highlights. From cultivating Ecumenical relationships with our friends at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King through joint concerts and services - a particular highlight being the annual performance of Messiah; to developing the Girls’ Choir through to the regular BBC and TV broadcasts, David’s contribution to our Cathedral’s musical direction has been inspirational. He’s also managed to fit in quite a few memorable CD recordings such as ‘Great Anthems from Liverpool’ and

‘The Psalms of David’ to name a few. Canon Myles Davies, the Canon Precentor and Vice Dean of the Cathedral said “David Poulter has given almost ten years of imaginative and loyal service to Liverpool Cathedral as Director of Music. His direction of the Cathedral Choir has been widely admired, and his leadership has inspired our choristers and lay clerks for the last decade. The Cathedral Chapter join me in wishing David, Flora and Beatrix every blessing as they prepare to move to their new home, and we offer very grateful thanks for David’s vibrant contribution to the life and worship of the Cathedral, both as a colleague and a friend.” David said “It has been an enormous privilege to be part of a talented team in this famous and iconic building. I am sad to be closing the door on my cathedral career; I shall miss the sound of our amazing Cathedral Choir soaring in this vast space, to the accompaniment of one of the very finest organs, and organists, in the land.” 19


THE EARL OF LATHOM AND LIVERPOOL CATHEDRAL Continuing his informative series looking at the history of different aspects of our beautiful cathedral, Dr Alec Ellis explores our links with the Earl of Lathom.

THE CHAPTER HOUSE Originally, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott had designed a rectangular Chapter House, opposite to the Lady Chapel and symmetrical to it on the north side of the building. As early as 1906, however, the foundation stone had been laid for the current space, in its unusual octagon shape. The magnificent room is especially blessed to have stained glass windows which are the work of one of the originators of the Arts and Crafts Movement, William Morris. The floor design is of various coloured marbles, radiating out from a circular panel of Rosso Antico. Unusually, the altar is situated directly opposite its entrance on the north elevation of the chapel rather than the usual eastern direction. The reason for this is that the Chapter House was never originally intended to function as a chapel: it was pressed into service as such during the Second World War, when it became the official chapel of the Royal Navy during the Battle of the Altantic. So the altar is very much a late intervention. Above the altar, forming a more 'modern' reredos than in the other parts of the 20

building, is a still more recent adaption: the painting by Craigie Aitchinson RA, entitled 'Calvary 98' commissioned with a grant from the Arts Lottery Fund and dedicated to the Cathedral in 1998. The Chapter House was erected with funds raised by the Freemasons Lodges of West Lancashire in memory of the First Earl of Lathom, Pro-Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England.

THE FIRST EARL OF LATHOM Edward Bootle-Wilbraham was born on the 12th of December 1837 at Blythe Hall, Lathom, Lancashire, the son of Richard Bootle-Wilbraham (1801-1844) and Jessy, daughter of Sir Richard Brooke. (18121892). His father died when he was only seven years old, and he was brought up by his grandparents at nearby Lathom House. His marriage to Lady Alice Villiers, daughter of the Earl of Clarendon, took place at St Paul's Parish Church, Knightsbridge, on the16th of August 1860. She bore him four sons and five daughters. At Lathom he owned 11,000 acres of land together with the mineral rights. His leisure pursuits were shooting and farming; and he belonged to the Carlton, Turf and Marlborough Clubs. His musical interests saw him Vice President of the Royal Albert Hall Royal Choral Society As a member of the House of Lords, he


served under the Earl of Derby and then Benjamin Disraeli as a Lord in Waiting from 1866 to 1868, and in 1870 became Conservative Chief Whip in the Lords. When the Conservatives returned to power he was appointed as Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard from 1874 to 1880 and, in 1874, was also admitted to the Privy Council. From 1853 to 1880, he was entitled the Second Baron Skelmersdale, but in the latter year he was created Earl of Lathom. Later, he held office under the Marquess of Salisbury as Lord Chamberlain of the Household from 1885 to 1886, 1886 to 1892 and 1895 to 1898; and in 1892 he was appointed a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath. For ceremonial purposes, he was Honorary Colonel of the Lancashire Hussars and also of the First Volunteer Battalion, the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. From 1891 until his death he held the position of Pro-

Grand Master of the United Lodge of England in succession to the Earl of Carnarvon. Countess Alice was tragically killed on the 23rd of November 1897 when she was thrown out of a trap while returning home from a shooting party near Wigan. The Earl himself died nearly a year later on the evening of Thursday the 18th of November 1898. At his funeral on the 23th of November a blinding flood of sleet fell as the bier was borne to Lathom Park Chapel. Snow had already fallen overnight, covering the Park, and the weather prevented many from being present for the obsequies. Some were holed up at Wrightington. Nevertheless the Lancashire Hussars lined the path to the chapel. A memorial service was held at Holy Trinity Church Southport, and also, by Royal Command, at the Chapel Royal, St. James's.

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PUPILS FROM LIVERPOOL SCHOOLS ENJOY A SPECIAL EPIPHANY SERVICE

Dressed in costumes from angels, to donkeys to sheep, over 1,200 pupils from Catholic and Church of England schools across the wider Liverpool area attended a special Schools’ Epiphany service on Tuesday 24th January 2017. ‘The Greatest gift’, the theme of this years’ service included a drama, retelling the story of the three kings’ arrival in Bethlehem and a dance of welcoming the arrival of the star by pupils from Maghull High. The young congregation arrived at the Cathedral greeted by a medley of carols sung by a choir of children from Huyton with Roby CE Primary School. Bishop Paul was joined by Rt Revd Thomas Anthony Williams, Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool and lead the service along with Canon Myles, Vice Dean of Liverpool Cathedral. 22

Bishop Paul said “it was wonderful to join with the Archdiocese of Liverpool once again for this ecumenical event. The service managed to bring the events of the Epiphany to life for the children and it was great to see how engaged and involved they remained throughout.” A grandmother who was in the congregation commented “Well done to all involved in the service today. I have never seen so many excited beautiful faces, including my own granddaughters. I had the pleasure of holding the door open for some of the children arriving, and the gasps were amazing. They all looked as though they were hanging on every word as well as having fun, which says it all to me.” »» Top image courtesy of Sean Murphy. Image right courtesy of Mark Loudon.


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Celebrate MOTHERING SUNDAY Sunday 26th March 2017 Enjoy a 3 course Lunch at Liverpool Cathedral available 12 noon to 2.45pm. Only £16.95 per person.

Or try our traditional Afternoon Tea for two available 3pm to 5pm, only £15.00 for two.  Make afternoon tea extra indulgent by adding scones with clotted cream and a glass of prosecco for £25.00 for two. To book your table contact The Welsford Restaurant: 0151 702 7251

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A HOPEFUL PATH THROUGH LENT

DON’T GIVE UP, GIVE HOPE. In a couple of weeks’ time the questions will start; “Are you giving up anything for Lent? What are you giving up? I’m giving up chocolate, I do it every year”. Hope+ are asking you to consider giving instead of giving up as we urge you ‘Don’t Give Up, Give Hope’. During Advent we asked people to try out our reverse Advent Calendar, which resulted in simply staggering amounts of donations for which we are hugely grateful for. Lent, similar to Advent, is a time of preparation, of contemplation, of waiting for Christ’s coming, for His Resurrection. Hope+ opened its first ever session on the first Thursday in Lent; 14th February 2013. Our vision was one of welcome, hospitality, and care. We expected Hope+ to become obsolete within a year or two; it was a temporary sticking plaster to see us through the recession. In that first week we saw one guest, now we count ourselves blessed if we see less than two hundred, it is usually far more. We will often see more than two hundred in just our Thursday session, with ninety or more

at our Tuesday hub. We see such a wide range of people amongst our guests, who need us for an equally wide range of reasons. From young people struggling having left the care system, to people who once had high powered, professional jobs that have lost everything due to divorce, debt, ill health. And we see the asylum seekers, who have simply lost everything but life itself. Each Lent since we opened four years ago, we have provided a short series of Lenten Reflections with the aim of explaining why we are needed, and why people should care about why we are needed. Each year we have asked people to help us give hope to the hopeless, those most in need. Pick up your copy of this year’s Lent Reflections leaflets, and we hope that it helps you to think about how you might help us give hope to those most in need in our city. »» To make a donation contact 0151 702 7237 or email: foodbank@ liverpoolcathedral.org.uk

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DIARY FEBRUARY 5th

3.00pm

Choral Evensong with Collation and Installation of Canons

12th 10.30am

Choral Eucharist for Racial Justice Sunday. Preacher: Pastor Tani Omideyi

19th 10.30am

Choral Eucharist sung by the choir of St Martin in the Fields, London

Choral Evensong sung by the choir of St Martin in the Fields, London

3.00pm

21st 5.30pm

Lutheran Vespers sung in the Lady Chapel

23rd 5.30pm

Evening Prayer with Collation and Installation of a Canon

25th 3.00pm

Choral Evensong sung in the Lady Chapel by the choir of St Mary, West Derby

MARCH 1st 12.05pm

Holy Communion with imposition of ashes for Ash Wednesday

5.30pm

Choral Eucharist with imposition of ashes for Ash Wednesday

5th

3.00pm

Choral Evensong. Preacher: Canon Jane Corbett

7th

7.30pm

Bishop of Liverpool’s First Lent Lecture

14th 7.30pm

Bishop of Liverpool’s Second Lent Lecture

21st  7.30pm

Bishop of Liverpool’s Third Lent Lecture

26th 10.30am

Choral Eucharist for Mothering Sunday

Choral Evensong. Preacher: Canon Andrew Stott

3.00pm

27th 7.30pm

Confirmation Service

28th 7.30pm

 Bishop of Liverpool’s Fourth Lent Lecture

HOLY WEEK SERVICES

Check out this year's Holy Week and Easter services centre page pullout inside this copy of Cathedral Life.

APRIL 23rd  10.30am

Choral Eucharist sung by Laudes

Choral Evensong sung by Laudes

3.00pm

30th  10.30am

Choral Eucharist sung by the Open University Chapel Choir

Choral Evensong sung by the Open University Chapel Choir

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IN OUR THOUGHTS & PRAYERS For our keeping of Lent, and for our response to God in giving in response to a Father’s love, and giving in response to human need; for Bishop Paul and all who will hear his Lent Lectures; for the Passion Play Company, giving thanks for all who have contributed to them during the past five years; for the Cathedral’s College of Canons, especially for its new members; for the peace of the whole world, and for all who lead the nations; for the victims of torture; for those who are sick and for all who mourn.

EMBRACING HOPE SERVICE The next Embracing Hope service is due to take place on Monday 6th March at 7.30pm. Embracing Hope is open to all whose lives have been affected by the serious illness or loss of a child. People are invited to share in a simple, intimate service in the Lady Chapel and visit the Children's Chapel. »» For further details contact Emma Williams on 0151 702 7204.

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OUR SERVICES Sunday 8:30am

Eucharist

10:30am

Choral Eucharist (in Main Space)

10:30am

Zone 2 (all age informal worship in Concert Room)

1:00pm

SEPAS Congregation

3:00pm

Choral Evensong

4:00pm

Eucharist

Weekdays 8.30am

Morning Prayer

12:05pm

Eucharist

5:30pm

Choral Evensong*

Saturday 8:30am

Morning Prayer

12:05pm

Eucharist

3:00pm

Choral Evensong*

*Said on Wednesdays and during school holidays unless visiting choirs present

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