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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 People’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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Phone 0151 709 6271 Email info@liverpoolcathedral.org.uk Website www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk Address Liverpool Cathedral St James Mount Liverpool L1 7AZ

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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.

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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

Children’s Society

L’Arche (Liverpool)

St George’s Baghdad

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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.

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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 northwestappeal@nspcc.org.uk 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.

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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

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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 jenny.day@liverpoolcathedral.org.uk 13 liverpoolcathedral.org.uk

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DIARY 16th Oct - 19th Dec

Cards for Good Causes 10am-4pm daily

29th Nov Thur 7.00pm

Learn to Play Carols on Handbells

December 1st

Sat

11-4pm

Sampling Saturday

1st

Sat

4.00pm

BSL Messy Church

2nd

Sun

5.30pm

From Darkness to Light

3rd

Mon

7.30pm

Meningitis Trust Carol Concert

5th

Wed

7.00pm

Action for Children Carol Concert

7th

Fri

2.30pm

Royal Signals Carol Service

8th

Sat

6.00pm

Sancta Lucia ‘Festival of Light’ Service

9th

Sun

8.00pm

Renaissance Music Group in the Lady Chapel

10th

Mon

7.30pm

Liverpool College Carol Service*

11th

Tues

7.30pm

Belvedere Carol Service*

11th

Tues

7.30pm

NSPCC Carol Concert

12th

Wed

7.30pm

Cheshire and Merseyside NHS Carol Concert

13th

Thur

7.30pm

Alder Centre Candle Service

14th

Fri

7.30pm

Radio Merseyside Carol Service

15th

Sat

11-4pm

Sampling Saturday

16th

Sun

3.00pm

Lighting of the Tree and Blessing of the Crib

16th

Sun

6.00pm

Marie Curie ‘Lights to Remember’ Service

17th

Mon

7.00pm

Archbishop Blanch Carol Service*

18th

Tues

7.30pm

St Hilda’s Carol Service*

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19th

Wed

7.00pm

Radio City Carol Concert

20th

Thur

12.30pm St Margaret’s Carol Service*

21st

Fri

7.30pm

Liverpool ECHO Carol Concert

22nd Sat

3.00pm

A Christmas Sequence

23rd

Sun

3.00pm

The Holly Bough Carol Service

24th

Mon

3.00pm

Carols for Christmas Eve

24th

Mon

11.30pm Christmas Midnight Eucharist

25th

Tues

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. 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

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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

10am-3pm

Christmas Day

Tue 25 Dec

closed

Boxing Day

Wed 26 Dec

closed

Thur 27 Dec

Shop

10am-4pm

Mezzanine

10am-3.30pm

Welsford

10am-4pm

Shop

10am-4pm

Mezzanine

10am-3.30pm

Welsford

10am-4pm

Shop

9am-5pm

Mezzanine

9am-4.30pm

Welsford

9am-4.30pm

Shop

12pm-4.30pm

Mezzanine

closed

Welsford

11am-4.30pm

Shop

10am-4pm

Mezzanine

10am-3.30pm

Welsford

10am-4pm

Fri 28th Dec

Sat 29th Dec

Sun 30th Dec

New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Day

Mon 31st Dec

Tue 1st Jan

closed

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

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For a unique and unusual present for the organ enthusiast why not adopt one of our magnificent organ’s 10,268 pipes. Prices start from £2. When you adopt a pipe you receive a special certificate, priority booking at the Gala opening and other events and the adopters’ 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


Sunday

Weekdays

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)

Saturday

8:30 am 12:05 pm 3:00 pm

Morning Prayer Eucharist Choral Evensong

Concert Room Sunday 10.30am

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You’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: clare.kerrigan@liverpoolcathedral.org.uk 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

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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

4.00pm

Ernest Pratt Memorial - Nicholas Miller

Sat 27 July

4.00pm

Jon Barton - Our Lady’s Church, Birkenhead

Sat 3 August

4.00pm

Paul Walton - Bristol Cathedral

Sat 10 August

4.00pm

Matthew Dunn - St Botolph’s Church, London

Sat 17 August

4.00pm

Peter Morrison - Bolton School

Sat 24 August

4.00pm

Dr Julian Gunn - St John Ranmoor, Sheffield

Mon 26 August

11.15am Summer Bank Holiday Recital - Ian Wells Hon Deputy Organist

Sat 31 August

4.00pm

Andrew Sharples - Bishop Eton, Liverpool

Sat 7 September

4.00pm

Julie-Ann Carr - Southport

Sat 19 October

3.00pm

Festival Evensong & 87th Anniversary Recital - Professor Ian Tracey

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TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR YOU

Our award winning shop understands the true meaning of Christmas and we’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

What's on Christmas 2012  

Tradition has it that a Christmas Wreath on your door promises a warm welcome when you cross the threshold. Last year our massive wreath her...