WHAT’S ON CHRISTMAS 2012
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WELCOME Tradition has it that a Christmas Wreath on your door promises a warm welcome when you cross the threshold. Last year our massive wreath heralded just that and as we look forward to Christmas 2012 that warm welcome is guaranteed. That welcome will be evident from the Darkness to Light service which marks the start of advent to the Festival Eucharist on Christmas morning. It will be there for the old friends who return for the myriad of carol concerts and services. It will be present for our new guests. At the busiest time of our year you can find so much to do and where best to make sense of Christmas at the Cathedral than with this comprehensive guide. We look forward to welcoming you this year.
All information given was believed correct at the time of publication, though this may change with time and you are advised to check details in advance.
Contents Cathedral Worship Christmas Lunch in the Welsford Christmas Events Exclusive Fine Dining Diary New Year Fun for Children Three Great Late Night Events Christmas Opening Hours The Peopleâ€™s Path Adopt an Organ Pipe Thought Provoking Bible Study Alpha 2013 Regular Worship School of Theology Lent Talks Organ Gala 2013 Organ Recitals 2013 Traditional Christmas Gifts
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CATHEDRAL WORSHIP BSL Messy Church Saturday 1 December 4.00pm
BSL Messy Church. Fast paced, action packed and very messy. Join in with this fun all age church for the deaf community and friends in the Concert Room.
From Darkness to Light
A candlelit service for the first day of Advent to celebrate the light which Christ brings into the world.
Sunday 2 December 5.30pm
Lighting of the Tree and Blessing of the Crib
Throughout the service, Choir and Clergy move in procession from ‘darkness to light’, and as the light gradually grows, so the darkness is banished. Including music by Palestrina, Naylor, Howells, Byrd and Weelkes.
A delightful service for every member of the family. Join in Carols with the Cathedral Choir as we gather around the Crib with its live figures.
Sunday 16 December 3.00pm
The Holly Bough Carol Service Sunday 23 December 3.00pm liverpoolcathedral.org.uk
Liverpool’s unique traditional service of readings and carols with the procession of the Holly Bough and Christmas trees through the darkened Cathedral.
Carols for Christmas Eve Monday 24 December 3.00pm
This short service of carols and readings is an ideal preparation for Christmas Day, especially suitable for those with young children. BSL Interpreted.
Christmas Midnight Eucharist
With the Cathedral Chamber Choir worship the newborn King and receive his love in the first moments of Christmas Monday 24 December 11.30pm Day.
Festival Eucharist for Christmas Day Tuesday 25 December 10.30am
Join us on Christmas morning as the Bishop of Liverpool presides at the Festival service as we celebrate the birth of Jesus our Saviour. The Dean of Liverpool is the preacher. BSL Interpreted.
SUPPORTING CHARITIES Every Christmas the generosity of our congregations and visitors helps with the work of excellent local and international charities. This year we are delighted to be supporting: Local
National and International
Support Asylum Seekers
St George’s Baghdad
CHRISTMAS LUNCH IN THE WELSFORD
Throughout December The Welsford will serve a seasonally inspired menu and, of course, feature a traditional turkey Christmas lunch with all the trimmings, including coffee and mince pie. Every day 12pm - 3pm Main only - £8.50, with soup or pudding - £11.50 Children’s portion sold at £4.50 Groups up to 10 welcome (booking advised) Subject to availability 8
CHRISTMAS EVENTS Learn to Play Carols on Handbells Thursday 29 November 7.00pm - 8.00pm £7.50 including entry to Twilight Tower Tour
Sampling Saturdays Saturday 1 & Saturday 15 December 11.00am - 4.00pm Free
Meningitis Trust Carol Concert
As part of our popular Twilight Tower Tour evenings learn from our experts how to play carols on the handbells. No previous experience required. Mulled wine and festive treats available to buy on the night. Look out for more special evenings on our website.
Sample our range of Christmas Fayre from the Welsford Festive Menu & Preserves from the Cathedral Shop.
The Trust returns for an exquisite blend of musical performances, monologues, carols and readings.
Monday 3 December 7.30pm Tickets: £8 Available from 0845 120 4530
Action for Children Carol Concert Wednesday 5 December 7.00pm Tickets: £7 Conc: £5 Book now at cathedralshop.com
Mixing traditional Christmas music and carols this is a fantastic evening performance from Liverpool schools, choirs and bands.
Royal Signals Service Friday 7 December 2.15pm Free
Noel III A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols Featuring the Bank of the Royal Corps of Signals accompanied by the St Nicholas Singers and Emma James. The Service will begin with a Parade of Standards and a short Service of Remembrance. This is a military event produced by the Project Noel Group of the Royal Signals Association, with all proceeds donated to the Royal Signals Benevolent Fund.
Sancta Lucia ‘Festival of Light’ Service
A unique and beautifully atmospheric Swedish procession and service of light, featuring the choir ‘Till Glädje’ from Alingsås and Karlstad, Sweden
Saturday 8 December 6.00pm Tickets: £5
Renaissance Music Group in the Lady Chapel Sunday 9 December 8.00pm Tickets: £8 Conc: £5
NSPCC Carol Concert Tuesday 11 December 7.30pm Tickets: £8 Conc: £5 Available from NSPCC email@example.com or 0844 892 0253 10
This year’s recital consists of a programme of music of the German Baroque, telling the Christmas Story. Performance by Renaissance Music Group and Sonnatas a Tre.
A welcome return to the NSPCC with songs and carols for the festive season. Performers include Wirral Schools Concert band & Liverpool Signing Choir.
Cheshire and Merseyside NHS Carol Concert Wednesday 12 December 7.30pm Free
Alder Centre Candle Service Thursday 13 December 7.30pm
Celebrating Britain 2012 - this 27th annual celebration of carols performed by the choirs of the Cheshire and Merseyside NHS, bids farewell to the jubilant year that was 2012 and starts the festive season with a programme of joyful music and song.
The Alder Centre, part of Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, offers support to anyone affected by the death of a child. This service is an opportunity for those affected by the loss of a child to share, reflect and remember together, at what can be a particularly difficult time of year. Children’s names are read out and there are specially-chosen readings and music. Names can be registered with the Alder Centre in advance or on the night. All welcome.
BBC Radio Merseyside Carol Service Friday 14 December 7.30pm Tickets: £5.00 Available from BBC Radio Merseyside 0151 708 5500
Book now at cathedralshop.com
It’s great to see our favourite Radio Merseyside presenters and guests bringing a celebration of familiar carols. All proceeds donated to BBC Children in Need.
Marie Curie ‘Lights to Remember’ Service Sunday 16 December 6.00pm
Radio City Carol Concert Wednesday 19 December 7.00pm Tickets: £10 priority seating and refreshments. Standard and conc: £5 Available from Cathedral Shop or www.radiocity.co.uk/carolconcert or 0151 472 6965
Liverpool Echo Carol Concert Friday 21 December 7.30pm Tickets: £10 Conc: £7 Family: £25
A Christmas Sequence Saturday 22 December 3.00pm Free
This Christmas Marie Curie Cancer Care would like to invite you to dedicate a light to remember someone who is in your thoughts, at their annual Lights to Remember Service.
Annual concert in aid of Radio City’s Cash for Kids. This year we’re supported by Liverpool Football Club, and the event will be Hosted by Radio City’s Jay Hynd and Claire Simonsen. The evening will include performances from Liverpool’s Sense of Sound, local Children’s Choirs & Special guests.
Liverpool Echo’s popular annual celebration of carols returns with special guests. This great evening is in aid of Liverpool Unites, the official charity of the Liverpool Echo, raising funds for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.
A recital of Seasonal Music & Readings, sung by the Cathedral Choir.
EXCLUSIVE FINE DINING
Have a special Christmas event at the Sir Giles Gilbert Scott Suite with the very best in festive menus in the most special of locations. From ÂŁ25 per person we are offering the chance for your group to sample the best in local seasonal fayre. Bespoke packages are also available & we look forward to making your party memorable, please contact Jenny Day on 0151 702 7205 or firstname.lastname@example.org 13 liverpoolcathedral.org.uk
DIARY 16th Oct - 19th Dec
Cards for Good Causes 10am-4pm daily
29th Nov Thur 7.00pm
Learn to Play Carols on Handbells
BSL Messy Church
From Darkness to Light
Meningitis Trust Carol Concert
Action for Children Carol Concert
Royal Signals Carol Service
Sancta Lucia ‘Festival of Light’ Service
Renaissance Music Group in the Lady Chapel
Liverpool College Carol Service*
Belvedere Carol Service*
NSPCC Carol Concert
Cheshire and Merseyside NHS Carol Concert
Alder Centre Candle Service
Radio Merseyside Carol Service
Lighting of the Tree and Blessing of the Crib
Marie Curie ‘Lights to Remember’ Service
Archbishop Blanch Carol Service*
St Hilda’s Carol Service*
Radio City Carol Concert
12.30pm St Margaretâ€™s Carol Service*
Liverpool ECHO Carol Concert
A Christmas Sequence
The Holly Bough Carol Service
Carols for Christmas Eve
11.30pm Christmas Midnight Eucharist
10.30am Festival Eucharist for Christmas Day
Car Park Our large secure car park is free for Cathedral worship. Charges may apply for other events, see website. Accessibility We work hard to make all our events accessible.Â Contact our Visitor Services Manager jenny.moran@ liverpoolcathedral.org.uk or 0151 702 7284 for details.
Plan your visit For full event, booking information and opening times please visit www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk Book tickets www.cathedralshop.com 0151 702 7255 Our shop will be open, and tea, coffee & snacks will be available until the start of every event and service.
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THREE GREAT LATE NIGHT EVENTS
Thursday 29 November 7.00pm Learn to Play Carols on Handbells Learn from our experts how to play carols on the handbells. Mulled wine and festive treats available to buy on the night. Tickets: £7.50 Thursday 31 January 7.00pm Embroidery Workshop Try your hand at embroidery with our experts and visit the Elizabeth Hoare Embroidery Gallery. Tickets: £7.50
Looking to fill those post Christmas days? From 28th Dec to 31st Dec we will have some great fun activities for young people to take part in. See website for more details. 16
Thursday 14 February Champagne Views of the City Start your romantic evening off with beautiful twilight views of the city with champagne and chocolates available to buy on the night. Last ticket 7.30pm Tickets: £5.00
CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS For our shop, catering and tower experience. Christmas Eve
Mon 24 Dec
Tue 25 Dec
Wed 26 Dec
Thur 27 Dec
Fri 28th Dec
Sat 29th Dec
Sun 30th Dec
New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Day
Mon 31st Dec
Tue 1st Jan
Thank you for supporting the shop, catering outlets and visitor attractions in 2012. The money you spend with us helps support the mission and ministry of Liverpool Cathedral. We look forward to your custom in 2013. liverpoolcathedral.org.uk
For a unique and unusual present for the organ enthusiast why not adopt one of our magnificent organâ€™s 10,268 pipes. Prices start from ÂŁ2. When you adopt a pipe you receive a special certificate, priority booking at the Gala opening and other events and the adoptersâ€™ name recorded in our special commemorative book.
Pick up a booklet from the Welcome Desk, call 0151 702 7226 or visit www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk for more details 18
8:30 am 10:30 am 3:00 pm 4:00 pm
Eucharist Choral Eucharist ZONE 2 - Concert Room Choral Evensong Eucharist
8:30 am 12:05 pm 5:30 pm
Morning Prayer Eucharist Choral Evensong (Said on Wednesdays and during school holidays unless visiting choirs present)
8:30 am 12:05 pm 3:00 pm
Morning Prayer Eucharist Choral Evensong
Concert Room Sunday 10.30am
Youâ€™re invited to a meal introducing the course on Wednesday 16th January 2013 7.00pm in the Concert Room To find out more or sign up, contact Clare Kerrigan tel: 0151 702 7220 email: email@example.com 20
THOUGHT PROVOKING BIBLE STUDY
Large Education Room Sunday 9.15am
Concert Room Monday 6.30pm
13th, 27th January 3rd, 10th February 3rd, 10th, 27th, 24th March
14th, 28th January 4th, 11th February 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th March
Led by The Very Revd Dr Pete Wilcox Dean of Liverpool Week 1: The Gospel of Luke Week 2: The Psalms Week 3: The Prophet Amos Week 4: The Letter of St Paul to the Galatians Week 5: The Book of Job Week 6: The Book of Ruth Week 7: The Revelation of St John Week 8: The Book of Lamentations liverpoolcathedral.org.uk
THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THE CHURCH Starts Wednesday 16 January 7.30-9.30pm £4/£2 on the door Pay upfront for whole term and receive 10% discount Full course information from www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk/sot
LORD TEACH US TO PRAY Beginning Thursday 7 March 2013 for 4 weeks at 7.30pm Bishop James Jones offers reflections and exercises to help us to pray concluding with a 15 minute service of compline at 8.30pm. 22
ORGAN GALA 2013 Saturday 29th June 7.30pm given by
Organist Titulaire, Notre Dame Paris Proceeds from this concert will support the Organ Appeal, for more information pick up a booklet or visit www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk
ORGAN RECITALS 2013 Mon 1 April
11.15am Easter Bank Holiday - Professor Ian Tracey
Mon 6 May
11.15am Liverpool Organ Day - David Poulter
Mon 27 May
11.15am Bank Holiday - Paul Bowen - Bradford
Sat 20 July
Ernest Pratt Memorial - Nicholas Miller
Sat 27 July
Jon Barton - Our Ladyâ€™s Church, Birkenhead
Sat 3 August
Paul Walton - Bristol Cathedral
Sat 10 August
Matthew Dunn - St Botolphâ€™s Church, London
Sat 17 August
Peter Morrison - Bolton School
Sat 24 August
Dr Julian Gunn - St John Ranmoor, Sheffield
Mon 26 August
11.15am Summer Bank Holiday Recital - Ian Wells Hon Deputy Organist
Sat 31 August
Andrew Sharples - Bishop Eton, Liverpool
Sat 7 September
Julie-Ann Carr - Southport
Sat 19 October
Festival Evensong & 87th Anniversary Recital - Professor Ian Tracey
TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR YOU
Our award winning shop understands the true meaning of Christmas and weâ€™ve sourced traditional and unusual gifts from around the world. With many fair trade items and our largest range of nativity sets ever, this year you will find that extra special Christmas gift, visit www.cathedralshop.com