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WELCOME There is always plenty to do at Liverpool Cathedral and our Spring Programme captures some of our many activities. Central to this season will be our part in the citywide Titanic commemorations. Our Titanic commemoration service takes place on April 15th, and is supported by a special exhibition. In addition, on the 24th March we play host to the sold out Titanic Experience created by Liverpool Welsh Choral. Other highlights include the return of our popular late night tower openings every Thursday evening. New to 2012 is exclusive behind the scenes access to our famous bell chamber. To add to this, we have the popular photography workshops and a range of musical highlights including organ recitals and Come and Sing Stainer’s Crucifixion. This season is a time for reflection and this year we are encouraging people to take time out of their busy lives and be more reflective in prayer. During Lent and throughout

Holy Week the Chemin Neuf community will support our weekly cycle of worship by exploring prayer together in a creative way. Our spiritual retreat, Food for the Journey, returns and visitors can take part in our self directed mini pilgrimage through the Awesome and Intimate trail around Cathedral architecture. But everyday, any day, the Cathedral is a great space to visit. Enjoy the splendour of our architecture, meet friends over a coffee or meal, or just take time to be in this magnificent building. Contents Worship & Events Holy Week Diary Twilight Tower Tours Eat & Drink Organ Recital Season Find us Regular Worship

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WORSHIP & EVENTS at LIVERPOOL CATHEDRAL Lenten Workshops ‘The Cross Factor’ Monday 19 - Wednesday 21 March 9.45am - 2.30pm £3 per child

Through reflection, quiet spaces, teaching, journeying and multi sensory approaches pupils will think about Lent and the journey to Easter. These workshops tie in with art, literacy and RE schemes of work. For School groups only, years 3-6 (KS2). To book please email:

“Voices of the Valley” Saturday 3 March 7:30 - 10.30pm Tickets: £15.50 From Cathedral Shop


The Fron Welsh Male Voice Choir perform ‘Voices of the Valley’, a St David’s Day Concert in aid of Age UK Wirral, in the stunning setting of the Cathedral. Supporting The Fron is Kathryn Rudge mezzo soprano who will be performing arias plus singing with the choir.

Food for the Journey Friday 16 - Saturday 17 March 5.30 - 8.30pm (Fri) 8.40am - 3.30pm (Sat) Tickets: £5 (£7.50 on the day)

Choral Eucharist for Mothering Sunday Sunday 18 March 10.30am

Titanic Exhibition Monday 19 March Monday 16 April

Music of the Tudor Age Sunday 25 March 8.00pm Tickets: £8, Conc £5 From Cathedral Shop

Photography Workshop Monday 26 March 9.00am - 1.00pm Tickets: £40, Couples £70 From Cathedral Shop Book now at

A quiet day for Lent: How can we sing a strange song in the Lord’s land? Now in its fourth year, ‘Food for the Journey’ has become a standard fixture for many. This year it is led by Rev Canon Dr Jules Gomes who will offer meditations and teachings on this subject. To book please email:

We celebrate Mothering Sunday at the Choral Eucharist with prayers for family and gifts of flowers. We welcome Professor Gerald Pillay, Cathedral Lecturer, as our preacher.

Exhibition highlighting the connection between Titanic and Liverpool Cathedral featuring the Captain Smith window in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, the Titanic carving and the details of the Ismay family found in our East window.

The Renaissance Music Group and Chester Viols perform a delightful concert of Tudor music once again in the beautiful surroundings of the Lady Chapel.

For enthusiastic amateurs or absolute beginners, this exclusive course from Martin Birchall will help you make the most of the gothic architecture and develop your photography skills further. You will need your own equipment for the session, including a tripod if you have one. 5

Twilight Tower Tours opening night Thursday 29 March Tickets: £5, £4 Conc £14 Family From Cathedral Shop

Come and Sing The Crucifixion Saturday 31 March Rehearsal 6.00pm Performance 8.00pm £5.00 for singers

The Easter Story family activities Monday 2 April Thursday 12 April 11.00am - 3.00pm

Easter Eggsperience Tuesday 10 April Thursday 12 April 11.00am - 3.00pm

Titanic Centenary Service Sunday 15 April 7.30pm


See the stunning 360˚ views of the city, river and beyond from the top of the Cathedral Tower in magical twilight as we bring back our evening openings for 2012 - every Thursday from 29 March to the end of October, see page 12 or pick up a leaflet at Welcome Desk for sunset times.

An invitation to all singers to come along and be part of the massed choir for Stainer’s Crucifixion. Singers application form available from

Use all your senses to find out more about the Easter story and as you do, collect items to make a special Easter craft to take home with you. Before you leave, enjoy the Easter quiz trail located around the Cathedral.

Run in conjunction with Merseyside police, complete the Easter trail and earn yourself a chocolate treat. Then enjoy some fun Easter craft activities.

The service includes a soundscape from the Maritime Liverpool Women’s History Group bringing to life aspects of the Titanic’s tragic story. It will also reflect Liverpool’s continuing relationship with the cruise liner industry. The Bishop of Liverpool will be preaching.

“Man Thou Art a Wonderful Animal� Monday 16 April - Monday 14 May 9.00am - 6.00pm daily

Healthcare Service - Prayer for Africa Sunday 22 April 3.00pm

Alpha at Liverpool Cathedral Wednesday 2 May Wednesday 11 July 7.00-9.00pm Free

Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen Sunday 27 May 3pm at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

A diverse photographic exhibition & accompanying book by Andrew Mackay themed on biological evolution; features images of evolutionary fossils, other visual evidence & examples of popular controversy with portraits of renowned proponents & critics of the science.

We welcome the Archbishop of York to preach at the Annual Healthcare Service which will focus on the links between Liverpool and Africa, including the huge contribution made by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

Why not join us on this journey to explore Christianity and what it is all about? Alpha is a practical introduction to the Christian faith for everyone especially those wanting to investigate Christianity or wanting to brush up on the basics. A simple meal is provided each evening.

The service to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of HM the Queen begins at the Metropolitan Cathedral at 3pm, includes a Procession along Hope Street and continues to the Anglican Cathedral. The service will be attended by the Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside, Civic Leaders, representatives of all faith communities, and conducted by the Church Leaders of Merseyside. The Bishop of Liverpool will be the preacher.


HOLY WEEK Sunday 1 April - Palm Sunday 10.30am

The Eucharist of Palm Sunday


Choral Evensong

Monday 2 April 8.30am

Morning Prayer


Diocesan Chrism Eucharist


Choral Evensong


Holy Week address led by Chemin Neuf ending with Compline

Tuesday 3 April 8.30am

Morning Prayer




Choral Evensong


Holy Week address led by Chemin Neuf ending with Compline


Chemin Neuf prayer meeting

Wednesday 4 April



Morning Prayer


Eucharist with time of reconciliation


Choral Evensong


Reconciliation Service led by Chemin Neuf including sacramental confession

Thursday 5 April - Maundy Thursday 8.30am

Morning Prayer


Midday Prayer for Christian Unity, led by Chemin Neuf


Said Evening Prayer


The Eucharist of the Lord’s Supper with washing of the feet

Friday 6 April - Good Friday 8.30am

Morning Prayer


Way of the Cross with the Cathedral Choir


Three Hours Devotion: Chemin Neuf lead a time of quiet prayer, with meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ (in the Chancel)


Sequence of Readings and Music “No Story so Divine”

Saturday 7 April 8.30am

Morning Prayer


Said Evening Prayer


Easter Vigil Eucharist

Sunday 8 April - Easter Sunday 10.30am

Festival Eucharist Preacher - The Bishop of Liverpool


Easter Evensong

Monday 9 April - Easter Monday 11.15am

Organ Recital for Easter Monday given by Professor Ian Tracey, Organist Titulaire of Liverpool Cathedral


DIARY March 3rd



“Voices of the Valley” The Fron Welsh Male Choir

16th - 17th

Food for the Journey


Choral Eucharist for Mothering Sunday


19th - 21st


Lenten Workshops ‘The Cross Factor’*

19th Mar - 23rd Apr

Titanic Exhibition



Music of the Tudor Age






Twilight Tower Tours opening night 8.00pm

Come and Sing - The Crucifixion (6pm Rehearsals)

April 1st - 6th

Holy Week, see page 8

2nd - 12th

11.00am The Easter Story family activities


11.15am Organ Recital - Ian Tracey


10th - 12th

11.00am Easter Eggsperience




Titanic Centenary Service

16th - 14th May

“Man Thou Art a Wonderful Animal” Exhibition

22nd Sun

Healthcare Service - Prayer for Africa


May 2nd May - 11th July 7th



Wed 7.00pm Alpha at Liverpool Cathedral

11.15am Liverpool Organ Day Organ Recital - Daniel Bishop

May continued 12th






12.00pm Norwegian Choir Concert






28th - 30th

Ismay Family Display and Presentation Light Night Liverpool 2012

Cathedral Choir Concert The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Service


The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Workshops*

June 4th


11.15am Organ Recital - Ben Saunders




Annual Organ Gala in aid of Organ Appeal

Car Park We have a large secure car park. For Cathedral worship the car park is free. For ticketed events a car park charge may be payable, see website for details. Accessibility We work hard to make all our events accessible. If you have any query about accessibility or the particular needs of a member of your group, please contact our Visitor Services Manager jenny.moran@ or 0151 702 7284

Plan your visit For full event, booking information and opening times please visit Book tickets 0151 702 7255 Keep up to date LiverpoolCathedral @LivCathedral

*For School groups only



New for 2012, six evenings ‘with bells on’! See the stunning 360˚ views of the city, river and beyond from the top of the Cathedral Tower in magical twilight as we bring back our evening openings for 2012 - every Thursday from 29th March to the end of October. New for this season - a series of special Thursdays when you can visit the ringing chamber (not normally open to the public). There you’ll meet the bell ringers, enjoy demonstrations and displays then ‘have a go’ at handbell ringing before entering the bell chamber itself where you can see at close quarters the highest and heaviest peal of bells in the world! Entrance £5 standard, £4 concessions, £14 family (2 adults and up to 3 children). See timetable on back or visit 12

Top photograph Neil Lawton

EAT & DRINK at LIVERPOOL CATHEDRAL this spring New opening hours for 2012 Welsford 9.00am - 3.00pm

Mezzanine 11.0am - 5.00pm

Mothering Sunday

Fair Trade Fortnight

8 April

27 February - 11 March

Two Course lunch plus a glass of wine for £10 pp from Midday until 5pm in the Welsford, with a special gift for all mothers. Call 0151 702 7252 to book.

Fairtrade tea & coffee plus a fairtrade cake or cookie for £2 in the Mezzanine.

Easter Sunday Lunch

The Queen’s Jubilee

8 April

2 - 5 June

A special Two course lunch plus a glass of wine for £10 pp served all afternoon 12-4.30pm.

Enjoy our ‘Best of British’ Diamond Jubilee menu in the Welsford & Mezzanine, with lots of themed dishes and special cakes.

ORGAN RECITAL SEASON Join us for our ever popular recitals on our world famous organ. This year’s programme features recitals from our Cathedral organists, Professor Ian Tracey and Daniel Bishop as well as a variety of guest organists. See the website for our Saturday recitals. Monday 9 April

11.15am Ian Tracey - Liverpool Cathedral

Monday 7 May

11.15am Liverpool Organ Day Daniel Bishop - Associate Organist Liverpool Cathedral

Monday 4 June

11.15am Ben Saunders - Leeds Cathedral

Saturday 23 June


Monday 27 August

11.15am Richard Lea - Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

Saturday 20 October


Annual Organ Gala in aid of the Cathedral Organ Appeal with virtuoso concert organist Carlo Curley

Festival Evensong & 86th Anniversary Recital - Ian Tracey - Liverpool Cathedral

Are you a fan of our Organ? Don’t forget to visit our shop or for cd recordings.


FIND US Address Liverpool Cathedral St James Mount Liverpool L1 7AZ

Phone 0151 709 6271 Email Website


Liverpool Cathedral is for the community and we want everyone to feel they can find a place here. So whether you are coming for a service, organising a group tour, or simply want to visit, the Cathedral has something to offer.


8:30 am 10:30 am 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 7:30 pm

Eucharist Choral Eucharist ZONE 2 - Concert Room Choral Evensong Eucharist Deeper - Concert Room (First and third Sunday of each month)


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

Concert Room Sunday 10.30am

Morning Prayer Eucharist Choral Evensong

Lady Chapel Sunday 9.30-10.15am

Concert Room Monday 7.00-8.15pm

Spring 2012 - Join Us  

There is always plenty to do at Liverpool Cathedral and our Spring Programme captures some of our many activities.

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