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ISSUE 110 AUGUST - OCTOBER 2017 SCHOOL LEAVERS SERVICE 2017 AN INTERVIEW WITH DEAN PETE WILCOX SOMETHING MAGICAL IS HAPPENING THIS CHRISTMAS


MUSICAL SUMMER 2017 Enjoy a variety of uplifting music this summer at Liverpool Cathedral ORGAN CITALS

Summer Organ Recitals - every Saturday during the summer, starting Saturday 22nd July at 12.30pm to 1pm (Admission £1)

22nd July - DANIEL MANSFIELD - St. Margaret, Toxteth, Liverpool

29th July - Dr. PETER LITMAN - Peel Cathedral, Isle of Man

5th Aug - JONATHAN BUNNEY - St. Giles in the Fields, London

12th Aug - DANIEL COOK - Westminster Abbey

19th Aug - ASHLEY WAGNER - Barnet Parish Church, London

26th Aug - BENJAMIN SCOTT - St. Martin & St. Paul, Canterbury

2nd Sept - EDWARD TAYLOR - Carlisle Cathedral

9th Sept - HAMISH DUSTAGHEER - Malta

SUMMER BANK HOLIDAY ORGAN RECITAL 2017 Monday 28th August, 11:15 to 12:30pm Enjoy the classics hosted by Ian Wells our Deputy Organist

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CONTENTS Encouraged, supported and challenged Join us for a musical extravaganza These last five years have been the most fruitful and fun

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Something magical is happening this Christmas

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'Brothers in Arms'

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Amazing attendance at this year's Choir Open evening

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Liverpool John Moores graduations

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Diary dates

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Thoughts and Prayers

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Embracing Hope Service

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Tower experience

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£24 million for 2024 Campaign News

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£24 million by 2024 Campaign

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2024 Campaign in numbers

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Secured £100k funding 14-15 from Allchurches Trust Over 3,000 children take part in School Leavers' service

Summer Fun at Liverpool Cathedral

3,000 CHILDREN ATTEND IN SCHOOL LEAVERS SERVICE 2017

AN INTERVIEW WITH DEAN PETE WILCOX

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Featured front cover image School Leavers Service 26th June 2017 courtesy of David Jones Photography

SOMETHING MAGICAL IS HAPPENING THIS CHRISTMAS

Next issue: October 2017 Deadline for all submissions: 18th September 2017 Article ideas are always welcome and should be sent to: 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


ENCOURAGED, SUPPORTED AND CHALLENGED.

It was a large congregation which gathered in the Cathedral almost five years ago on 15th September 2012 to welcome and install the Seventh Dean of Liverpool. The Cathedral Company was looking forward to a feast of good things. During the process of making Dean Pete’s appointment, we had a ‘wish list’ to guide us to discern the right person. We asked for someone who would consolidate and embed the ‘Development Plan’, a major part of Dean Justin’s legacy to us. Dean Pete used this as the basis of Chapter’s Strategic Plan, with its two overarching goals of doubling the 4

congregation and raising 24 million pounds, supported by four pillars and six mission activities. Dean Pete leaves us in good heart with both goals launched and huge progress already achieved. We asked for someone who would build on the creative evangelistic ministry of the Cathedral and its ministry of social justice. Under Dean Pete’s leadership we have seen the establishment of the Joshua Centre, St Mellitus North West, a tempting array of courses led by the Canon for Discipleship, the Hope Plus foodbank, Sepas and Volition, showing the Cathedral’s firm commitment to making disciples, growing congregations and promoting social justice – all risky things


in Christ’s service, and all a lasting legacy of Dean Pete’s time with us upon which we know we shall continue to build. We asked for someone who would extend the role of the Cathedral as a place of theological exploration and of public theology and debate. Dean Pete has been a tireless and enthusiastic biblical teacher, always giving of himself to make the gospel known, in the Cathedral and way beyond it, through teaching, preaching and exploring with groups of people hungry and thirsty to know more of God’s love for us in Christ. That covers just three bullet points from our shopping list for a Dean last time. There are several more…! Dean Pete has worked closely with his clergy colleagues. We have found ourselves encouraged, supported and challenged too, and he has enabled us to be a team who thoroughly enjoy working together,

with our very different gifts and perspectives. The Cathedral Chapter has been a happy and thoroughly motivated environment in which all have been able to flourish. In speaking to many different gatherings as he has prepared to bid us farewell, Dean Pete has often mentioned in recent weeks that the past five years have been both fun and fulfilling. His colleagues feel exactly the same. As he and Cathy begin their new life in Sheffield and as he responds wholeheartedly to the call of God to be a Bishop in the Church of God, the Cathedral Company join in thankful remembrance of his ministry as the Seventh Dean of Liverpool: ‘for what we have received, may the Lord make us truly thankful.’

for what we have received, may the Lord make us truly thankful.

»» With every blessing Acting Dean of Liverpool, Canon Myles Davies

JOIN US FOR A MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA Join Ian Tracey, Organist Titulaire, for our 91st Organ Recital on Saturday 14th October at 3pm. Admission £5 by programme purchase on arrival. The recital will immediately follow Choral Evensong as on 18th October 1926. Visitors are requested to be seated by 2.50pm at the latest, as the recital attracts very large numbers. »» Check our website for further details: www.liverpoolcathedral. org.uk.

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THESE LAST FIVE YEARS HAVE BEEN THE MOST FRUITFUL AND FUN

Dean Pete reflects on his time in Liverpool as he moves to become Bishop of Sheffield. “I feel honoured to be offered the opportunity of being the eighth Bishop of Sheffield. My wife Cathy and I shall find it a great wrench to uproot from a city and Diocese we have come to know and love. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your good wishes and all the more for the assurance of your prayers.” We asked Dean Pete about the changes and achievements that he has seen in the cathedral over his time as Dean: “The first is the bold vision of raising £24m by 2024. It is both a practical challenge and sensible proposition. We have made wonderful progress and have raised seven million in less than three years. Congregational growth has increased from a weekly average aggregate attendance of 438 in 2013 to 702 in 2016. This is a

magnificent outcome and gives great confidence for future growth and development. Five years ago it was not possible to train as clergy in the North West. The vision and development of St Mellitus and the St Aidan’s project has allowed that to come to fruition. Through the work of Hope Plus foodbank and our Volition employability project we have developed a programme of support for those in need. Our foodbank continues to offer emergency support to many thousands, particularly as Liverpool acts as a centre for the dispersal of displaced people, including refugees and asylum seekers. Volition goes from success to success in delivering quality volunteer placement opportunities and interview experience for the long term unemployed, to assist them in finding paid work. Twice in the last five years we have won the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year at the Merseyside Tourism Awards. On TripAdvisor we are rated as the number one tourist attraction in Liverpool. Now,


this is extraordinary in a city that has so much to offer tourists and a mark of what we have achieved. All of these achievements have only been possible due to my first class colleagues. This extraordinary concentration of gifted and committed people - paid staff and volunteers, lay and ordained. To be the seventh Dean of Liverpool has been one of the great privileges of my life. The past four and a half years have been the most fruitful and the most fun that I have known in 30 years of ordained ministry. If I am granted nearly as much fruitfulness and fun as the eighth Bishop of Sheffield, I shall be blessed indeed. My wife Cathy and I owe a huge debt of thanks. We have loved our time in Liverpool. It has been a huge privilege to have worked here. We wish to say ‘thank you’ for what will always stand out as a golden period of our lives.”

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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.

#tweetfromthetower Take a photo of yourself or your favourite view and share it with us on Twitter @LivCathedral and #tweetfromthetower


£24 MILLION FOR 24 CAMPAIGN MILLION

Securing our Cathedral for future generations

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On July 19th 2024, Liverpool Cathedral will celebrate the centenary of its consecration. By that date, we aim to restore and develop the Cathedral, in terms of outreach, financial health and core fabric, so it is fit and ready to serve the people of Liverpool for the next century as a vibrant place of worship and community. It is an astonishing place “one of the great buildings of the world” according to Sir John Betjeman. It is the largest Cathedral in the UK and the longest in this country. In fact, if you laid the Statue of Liberty and Big Ben down on their sides end to end, the Cathedral would outstretch them - just. Having stood above the Mersey for the past century, exposed to the wind, rain

and sea air, the building is showing signs of needing urgent, major repair work. Given the building’s magnitude and spectacular craftsmanship, carrying out these repairs is extremely expensive. Unlike other great heritage buildings in the UK, cathedrals do not benefit from any state funding and we are entirely self-financed. In Liverpool’s case, there are no historic reserves so we need to raise the money ourselves. We have been asking for your help to raise £24 million by 2024 to address this need, and to develop our outreach projects. Your response has been humbling. To date, over £7 million has been secured for the Cathedral’s future. This is simply overwhelming, thank you so much to everyone for this extraordinary generosity.

Your response has been humbling

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Campaign in numbers 24 MILLION

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local people secured jobs through our Volition Programme helping long term unemployed people back to work

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Your support has had a phenomenal impact here at Liverpool Cathedral - thank you for all your generosity.

of funds raised to date have come from charitable trusts


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given to the Joshua Centre to grow new congregations within the city and diocese

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given posthumoustly by supporters who included the Cathedral in their wills


Secured £100k funding from Allchurches Trust Earlier this year, we were successful in securing £100K funding from Allchurches Trust, making them one of the most significant supporters of our £24m by 2024 Campaign. This grant will largely be put towards necessary repair to the Cathedral and Allchurches Trust’s Peter Mojsa, who recently toured Liverpool Cathedral was able to see how this funding would make such a difference to our Cathedral, said: “Liverpool Cathedral’s “£24m for 2024” centenary appeal is the largest project in which we’ve ever played a part and our grant of £100,000 is one of the largest single grants we’ve ever given. We’ve given grants to the Cathedral totalling £100,000 over the past four years for a range of other projects and now we’re delighted to be contributing to this major new campaign.” Julia Bates, Director of Fundraising at Liverpool Cathedral, commented: “It was a hugely generous grant we received from Allchurches Trust. When

we took a tour with Peter round the building, we were able to show him the key areas suffering from the weather damage in need of urgent fabric repair. This Allchurches Trust funding will be an enormous help.” Some of the repair work has already started and you may see evidence of the repair work we need to do. For instance, scaffolding towers so any maintenance or investigative work can be carried out safely. And to protect our marble flooring, special matting is in place to prevent any debris damaging the floor. Please accept our apologies if we’re not looking our best while we’re investing in our Cathedral. Acting Dean, Rev Canon Myles Davies said: “The generous donations we receive, along with income from our shop, our restaurants and money from services and events, allow us to carry out maintenance and repair work to our Cathedral, ensuring our majestic building is fit for generations to come. Thank you for your continued support.”

Generous donations allow us to carry out maintenance, ensuring our building is fit for generations to come.

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To find out more about the 2024 campaign, do come in and talk to us. We would be delighted to have a confidential conversation with you in person, or over the phone/email. You can contact our Fundraising Office on 0151 702 7248 or 2024@liverpoolcathedral.org.uk.

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OVER 3000 CHILDREN TAKE PART IN SCHOOL LEAVERS' SERVICES Liverpool Cathedral was a sea of colour as 95 schools and 3088 Year 6 pupils from across the Diocese of Liverpool attended School Leavers' Services over four days in June. A procession of colourful banners held proudly by the children made its way from the Well of the Cathedral through the Central Space before each service was held to mark pupils’ transition from primary to secondary school. During the energetic and entertaining ceremonies, workers from local charity Y Kids led the children in song and dance before a representative from each school brought forward a prayer to hang on the prayer tree and their gift of thanksgiving. The children have been raising funds for Water Aid this year and so far they have raised a superb £4,652 with more still to come in. Over 500 pupils took part in transition workshops prior to the services run by Liverpool Cathedral’s Education Department,

Scripture Union, Youth for Christ and Y Kids. Using drama, music and reflection as the main focus the workshops provided pupils with a toolkit for their transition to secondary school focusing on friendship, supporting the theme of ‘Moving on’. Fr Richard Peers said “These are my first school services since being appointed Director of Education - and what tremendous occasions they are for all involved! These services give us the collective opportunity to celebrate in worship and give prayerful thanks for the children as their time at primary school ends, and they prepare for moving on to secondary school. It is wonderful to witness Jesus at the heart of our schools and in our shared worship acknowledge the love Jesus has for each and every one of his children.” »» For more details contact the Education Department t: 0151 705 2190 e: education@liverpoolcathedral.org.uk 17


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Summer FUN WITH DERBY MOUSE Join us every Wednesday 10.30am to 12.30pm. Arts and crafts with a Summer theme. Come along to the Cathedral for a photo opportunity with Derby Mouse 26th July, 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd August

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SOMETHING MAGICAL IS HAPPENING THIS CHRISTMAS

The image shown is the copyright © Snowman Enterprises Ltd. 2017

We’re pleased to announce that following on from their highly acclaimed sell-out tour last December; Carrot Productions are bringing two performances of The Snowman and the Nutcracker Suite to Liverpool Cathedral on Saturday 23rd December 2017. Parents keen to treat their children to one of the most magical Christmas shows around will need to think about booking their tickets now to avoid disappointment. This big screen production of the iconic

film The Snowman will delight your family at Christmas. Hear some of the UK's top musicians perform Howard Blake's beautiful soundtrack with a screening of two enchanting films accompanied by live orchestra. The performance includes the evocative 'Walking in the Air' sung in perfect synchronicity with the film shown on a giant screen. »» Tickets are available from our Liverpool Cathedral Shop or you can buy online from www.cathedralshop.com. 19


BROTHERS IN ARMS A special multimedia event commemorating the 100th Anniversary of World War One

Friday 15th & Saturday 16th September 2017 at 7.30pm in Liverpool Cathedral

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Featuring film, music, drama, images and readings ‘Brothers in Arms’ tells the amazing story of the Chavasse twins, Christopher and Noel. These highly decorated soldiers served with great distinction in the trenches of World War One. Their lives tell an inspiring story of courage, service, sacrifice and faith lived out under fire.

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AMAZING ATTENDANCE AT THIS YEAR’S CHOIR OPEN EVENING This year's choir open evening on Monday 3rd July saw unprecedented interest, when 78 children auditioned in their bid to become choristers in Liverpool Cathedral’s choirs. The successful candidates will be starting this September. Stephen Mannings, Liverpool Cathedral’s Assistant Choral Director said he was overwhelmed by the response and thanked everyone involved for making it a success. He added: “Each year we recruit ten new boys and girls to our choirs. Those children who are selected can look forward to a rich variety of vocal training, instrumental tuition, television and radio broadcasts and international

choir tours. The children learn to perform at a world-class standard, conduct themselves professionally and create for themselves a well-rounded CV at a young age which tends to be extremely helpful when applying for universities or jobs in the future.” During the evening people had the chance to listen to both the Boys’ and Girls’ Choirs sing Choral Evensong, while the Director of Music gave a presentation. »» If you’d like to find out more about joining our choirs, please contact Stephen Mannings, Assistant Choral Director by email: stephen.mannings@liverpoolcathedral.org.uk

GRADUATION SUCCESS Once again Liverpool Cathedral welcomed students, their families and friends as they celebrated their graduation from Liverpool John Moores and Liverpool Hope Universities this July. We work alongside our university colleagues to provide our famed welcome to all and believe that these ceremonies provide some wonderful memories of graduate achievements. »» Image courtesy of Liverpool John Moores University

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DIARY JULY 29th 12.30pm

Saturday Organ Recital: Peter Litman, Peel Cathedral, Isle of Man

Evensong in the Lady Chapel sung by the choir of Melbourne Parish Church

3.00pm

30th 10.30am

Eucharist sung by the choir of Melbourne Parish Church

Evensong sung by the choir of Melbourne Parish Church

3.00pm

AUGUST 5th

12.30pm

Saturday Organ Recital: Jonathan Bunney, St Giles-in-the-Fields, London

12th 12.30pm

Saturday Organ Recital: Daniel Cook, Durham Cathedral

13th 10.30am

Eucharist sung by Unlimited Voices

Evensong sung by Unlimited Voices

3.00pm

19th 12.30pm

Saturday Organ Recital: Ashley Wagner, Barnet Parish Church, London

Evensong in the Lady Chapel sung by the Bluebird Singers

3.00pm

20th 10.30am

Eucharist sung by the Bluebird Singers

26th 12.30pm

Saturday Organ Recital: Benjamin Scott, St Martin and St Paul, Canterbury

28th 10.30am

Morning Prayer and Holy Communion

11.15am

Bank Holiday Organ Recital in the Lady Chapel: Ian Wells, Holy Trinity Southport and Deputy Organist, Liverpool Cathedral

31st

2.00pm

Roadpeace Service in the Lady Chapel

SEPTEMBER 2nd

12.30pm

Saturday Organ Recital: Edward Taylor, Carlisle Cathedral

3rd

10.30am

Eucharist sung by the Oriel Singers

3.00pm

Evensong sung by the Oriel Singers

4th

7.30pm

Confirmation Service

9th

12.30pm

3.00pm

Saturday Organ Recital: Hamish Dustagheer, Malta Evensong sung by Northern Cathedral Singers of the Royal School of Church Music

10th 10.30am

Eucharist. Preacher: The Venerable Jennifer McKenzie, Archdeacon of Wigan and West Lancashire

3.00pm

Evensong with Collation and Installation of the Archdeacon of Liverpool. Preacher: The Venerable Mike McGurk

14th

Evensong attended by the King’s Regiment

5.30pm

24th 10.30am

Eucharist. Preacher: The Right Reverend Dr Jo Bailey-Wells, Bishop of Dorking and Canon Theologian

27th

5.30pm

Evening Prayer in the Lady Chapel, attended by Coventry Diocesan Clergy Conference

30th

3.00pm

Eucharist with Licensing of Readers

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Cathedral Community Roll Meeting in the Dining Room Eucharist sung by St Christopher’s School, Accrington, attended by the Anglican Academy and Secondary School Heads


IN OUR THOUGHTS & PRAYERS Bishop Pete Wilcox and Cathy as he prepares to be installed as Bishop of Sheffield, all involved in the consultation process for appointing the 8th Dean of Liverpool, Bishop Paul and Bishop Richard, Canon Myles in his responsibilities as Acting Dean, Canon Paul as he returns from Study Leave, those to be baptised and confirmed at the Cathedral, the housebound and those who minister to them, the guests and volunteers and those who manage the Hope Plus Foodbank, Cathedral Staff and Volunteers.

EMBRACING HOPE SERVICE The next Embracing Hope service is due to take place on 14th September 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 t: 0151 702 7204, e:emma.williams@liverpoolcathedral.org.uk

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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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Cathedral Life Magazine - Aug to Oct 2017  

Issue 110 - the latest news and events from Liverpool Cathedral including our 2024 campaign update

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