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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 for you. 2

WELCOME It hardly seems possible that we’re already midway through the year and eagerly anticipating an exciting mixed bag of events, exhibitions and services. A highlight this season is Treasured, a poetic narrative retelling the Titanic story. Combining live and recorded music with film and aerial theatre in a multimedia theatrical event. Treasured is just one highlight in another diverse programme. We have concerts, recitals, family activities and exhibitions, offering an ideal excuse for anyone who wants to visit. Also, why not take part in our Photo Competition over the summer? This year we’re asking you to capture the character of the city with our Liverpool Life themed competition. With more events being added, the best way to keep up to date is by checking our website, Facebook and Twitter feeds (see page 11). Liverpool Cathedral is a thriving place. Open daily for visitors with the popular Tower Attraction and audio tour, our reflective Awesome and Intimate trail alongside two

relaxing places to meet and eat, the Cathedral provides ample opportunity for a full day out. Our informative guides and friendly welcome for all will ensure that you have a truly memorable visit. Liverpool Cathedral remains a spiritual heartbeat for the city. A place where you can encounter God through private prayer and public worship. A place where you may be delighted by magnificent Choral music. A place for you to enjoy – whatever the reason for your visit. We look forward to welcoming you to Liverpool Cathedral. Contents Worship & Events Diary Twilight Tower Tours Eat & Drink The People’s Path Shop Offers Venue Hire Find Us Organ Recital Season The Alpha Course Liverpool Life

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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.


WORSHIP & EVENTS at LIVERPOOL CATHEDRAL Liverpool Life 2012 Annual Photo Competition Closing date: Tuesday 28 August 5pm Free

Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild Exhibition Saturday 2 - Sunday 17 June Free


From epic events to everyday life, this year’s competition seeks to capture something of the Liverpool character. Against the backdrop of inspiring buildings and vibrant activity we ask you to share your images of the people who live in, work and visit this special place.

The national Embroiderers’ Guild (Merseyside group) bring their exhibition based on the theme of water. A must for those who enjoy textiles.

South Liverpool Photographic Society Exhibition Monday 25 June - Saturday 7 July Free

BSL Olympic Messy Church Saturday 30 June 4.00 - 6.00pm Free Gardens if dry / Cathedral if wet

Feast of Choirs Gospel Concert Friday 6 July 7.00 - 9.00pm Tickets: £5.00 On the door Students and under 16s: Free

A welcome return to this local society with an excellent high quality display in photographic media of all styles. Showcasing a diverse selection of prints and digital images, this year’s exhibition is certain to inspire.

Join us as a family for ‘Messy Church’ with craft, food and celebration around a biblical theme - but with some twists! It will be BSL signed and have an Olympics theme.

A highlight of the Warrington Schools’ Arts and Culture Service calendar offering children the opportunity to perform in our iconic venue. Directed by Mel Birkett, the concert also features the Love & Joy Gospel Choir.


Jubilate Deo Choral Classics Saturday 7 July 7.30 - 9.30pm Tickets: £5.00 From Cathedral Shop

‘A Walk on the Wildside’ Exhibition Saturday 21 - Friday 27 July Free

Paintings by Charles Trevor Prescott Saturday 21 July - Sunday 16 September Free


A feast of Choral Classics featuring our boy and girl choristers and Lay Clerks of Liverpool Cathedral Choir, and the Chamber Choir of Liverpool Cathedral. In aid of the Organ Appeal. Daniel Bishop, Organ. Directed by David Poulter Featuring music by: Handel, Parry, Vaughan Williams, Brahms, Stanford and Britten.

Joint exhibition featuring pieces by Lisa Holmes and Ron Peterson in both acrylic and pencil formats of wildlife and animal art. Both Lisa and Ron are self-taught wildlife artists with a love of the natural world.

Everyday life in Liverpool painted by Charles Trevor Prescott. Victorian artworks on loan from the Walker Art Gallery.

South Liverpool Arts Group Exhibition Sunday 29 July - Friday 10 August Free Enquiries: 0151 281 6021 or 07866 683 541

Cathedral Abseil Friday 10 - Saturday 11 August 0151 702 7226 rebecca.bentham@

Merseyside Artists Association Summer Exhibition Monday 13 - Thursday 23 August 10.00am - 5.00pm Free

What are you like? Family Activities Tuesday 24 - Thursday 30 August 11.00am - 3.00pm Free

We welcome back this popular art group with a splendid exhibition in the Well. The work is produced in a variety of painted media with many for sale during the exhibition.

Enjoy stunning views across Liverpool with this 150ft free fall abseil over the main entrance of the Cathedral, in aid of the Cathedral Foundation. Can’t face the drop? Come along to watch and visit the community stalls in our marquee.

A first visit for the Merseyside Artists Association, presenting their latest exhibition of original paintings and drawings of town and country views. Artwork will be available for purchase.

Meet some of the people from the Bible. People just like you and me: frightened, weak, sad, happy, jealous, angry, clever, stupid, wise, patient, strong. Perhaps finding out about what they were like will help you find out what you are like. Come along discover their stories, crafts and take part in our activities.


Kitty Wilkinson Character Tour Friday 7 September 6.30pm Free 0151 702 7284 jenny.moran@

Alpha Course Wednesday 19 September Wednesday 28 November 7.00pm - 9.00pm Free

RSPB Liverpool Free Big Tower Bird Watch Saturday 22 September 11.00am - 4.00pm Free

Liverpool Life Photo Exhibition 2012 Saturday 22 September Sunday 28 October Free 8

In conjunction with Heritage Month Liverpool we offer a very special character led tour. Join acclaimed actress Lucy Fiori as Kitty Wilkinson, guiding us around the Cathedral for an hour, cleverly weaving snippets from her life and the story of this great Cathedral. There is also a chance to meet her biographer Michael Kelly. Book early as numbers will be limited.

An opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith. Alpha is relaxed, low key, friendly and fun. It’s a place where people can come and ask questions, delve into issues and look for answers together.

Join us as we celebrate 40 years of the RSPB Liverpool Local Group. Learn about the diversity of birds living and passing through our area and the vital role the Mersey Estuary plays in their migration journeys, with family friendly activities.

See for yourself this year’s winners and runners up from our exciting photo competition which captured the Liverpool character at its best.

‘Treasured’ by The Aspire Trust with Cut to the Chase Productions Monday 1 - Saturday 6 October 8pm Tickets: £15 Booking via Everyman Playhouse 0151 709 4776

Wound around a poetic narrative, this innovative drama combines live and recorded music with film and aerial theatre in a way never before witnessed in the Cathedral. Using our awesome and intimate space, this thought-provoking theatre uses the Titanic story to consider who and what we treasure in our lives and why. Conceived and created by Jen Heyes.

Mission Possible! Family Activities

Secret Agents - will you choose to accept your mission?

Monday 22 - Saturday 27 October 11.00am - 3.00pm Free

Receive your secret instructions and complete each task, help solve the dangerous situations and fill in your answers as your mission progresses around the world and our fun interactive stations.

Night of the Living Dead

A dark night. A gothic cathedral. A chance to outstare fear.

Wednesday 31 October 7.30pm Free

A unique positive and creative event engaging with people’s fear of death and fascination with the spirit world.


DIARY June 2nd - 17th

Merseyside Embroiders’ Guild Exhibition

25th - 7th July 30th

South Liverpool Photographic Society Exhibition


4.00pm BSL Olympic Messy Church



7.00pm Feast of Choirs Gospel Concert



7.30pm Jubilate Deo - Choral Classics



4.00pm Organ Recital - Ernest Pratt Memorial


21st - 16th Sep

Paintings by Charles Trevor Prescott

21st - 27th 28th


‘A Walk on the Wildside’ Exhibition 4.00pm Organ Recital - Dr Peter Litman, Ruthin Parish

29th - 10th August

South Liverpool Arts Group Exhibition

August 4th


10th - 11th 11th


4.00pm Organ Recital - Ben Bloor, Windsor Castle Cathedral Abseil 4.00pm Organ Recital - Richard Pilliner, Shirley Parish

13th - 23rd

10.00am Merseyside Artists Association Summer Exhibition


4.00pm Organ Recital - Tim Campain, Coventry Cathedral


24th - 31st

11.00am What are you like? Family Activities



4.00pm Organ Recital - Ian Wells Hon Dep Organist of Lpool



11.15am Organ Recital - Richard Lee, Lpool Met Cathedral

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4.00pm Organ Recital - Colin Porter, Mossley Hill Parish



6.30pm Kitty Wilkinson Character Tour



4.00pm Organ Recital - James Scott, Bath Abbey

19th - 28th Nov 7.00pm Alpha Course 13th - 16th

Photo Competition - Vote for your People’s Winner

22nd - 28th Oct

Photo Competition - Winners Exhibition

22nd Sat

11.00am RSPB Liverpool Free Big Tower Bird Watch

October 1st - 6th

8.00pm ‘Treasured’ by The Aspire Trust, Cut to the Chase


3.00pm Festival Choral Evensong 86th Ann Organ Recital


22nd - 27th

11.00am Mission Possible! Family Activities


7.30pm Night of the Living Dead


Dates for your Diary 3rd


Sense of Sound & Ysgol Glanaethwy Choir

22nd Nov

Sun Yiqi and China Pearl Concert


Adrian Plass & Stuart Townend


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@ or 0151 702 7284 for details

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



New for 2012, The Bell Experience Special Thursdays when you can visit the bell chamber, meet the bell ringers, enjoy demonstrations and displays then ‘have a go’ at handbell ringing before seeing at close quarters the highest and heaviest peal of bells in the world. See website for dates.

See the stunning 360˚ views of the city, river and beyond in magical twilight - every Thursday until the end of October. Tweet from the Tower - Take a photo of yourself or favourite view and share it with us on Twitter @LivCathedral and using #tweetfromthetower Entrance £5 standard, £4 concessions, £14 12 family (2 adults and up to 3 children).

Top photograph Neil Lawton


Soup and A Sandwich

Sunday Lunch

The Mezzanine

The Welsford

Bowl of soup and any bloomer sandwich, served 12pm - 2.30pm £5.95

Every Sunday the Cathedral invites you to our popular traditional Sunday lunch. Ideal for the whole family and served 12pm - 3pm £6.95

Afternoon Cream Tea

Morning Offer

The Mezzanine

The Mezzanine

Scone, cream & jam and pot of loose leaf tea or coffee, served 2.30pm - 4.30pm £3.75

Toasted teacake with butter and pot of loose leaf tea or coffee, served 9am - 12pm £2.95



Pick up a booklet from the Welcome Desk, call 0151 702 7226 or visit for more details

CATHEDRAL SHOP OFFERS ‘With My Whole Heart’ James Jones Special price of £7.99 ‘...reads like a letter from a friend’ As Bishop James Jones waited for his heart operation and began to recover from it, he had the Psalms with him day and night. Inviting the reader to make a new relationship with the Psalms the Bishop reflects on the 70 times the word heart appears.

‘How God Became King’ Tom Wright Special price of £11.99 ‘Indescribable, brilliant...’ Tom Wright leads us, intelligently and graciously to seeing the new reality of the gospel story; one that is so explosive that the church in many generations has found it too much to take and so has watered it down rather than allowing its full impact to be felt.


FROM classical CONCERTS TO sophisticated DINNERS Liverpool Cathedral is a venue with a difference. Fanfares, fashion, cocktails... from belinis to Beethoven, Liverpool Cathedral has the perfect event space for you.

Contact our events team for more information 0151 702 7205

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

Phone 0151 709 6271 Email Website


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. Mon 4 June

11.15am Ben Saunders - Leeds Cathedral

Sat 23 June


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

Sat 21 July


Ernest Pratt Memorial - James Speakman

Sat 28 July


Dr Peter Litam - Ruthin Parish Church

Sat 4 August


Ben Bloor - Windsor Castle

Sat 11 August


Richard Pilliner - Shirley Parish Church

Sat 18 August


Tim Campain - Coventry Cathedral

Sat 25 August


Ian Wells - Hon Deputy Organist of Liverpool

Mon 27 August

11.15am Richard Lea - Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

Sat 1 September


Colin Porter - Mossley Hill Parish Church

Sat 8 September


James Scott - Bath Abbey

Sat 20 October


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. 18

You’re invited to a meal introducing the course on Wednesday 19th September 2012, 7.00pm in the Concert Room at Liverpool Cathedral. To find out more or sign up, contact Clare Kerrigan tel: 0151 702 7220 or email:


Liverpool Life

2012 Annual Liverpool Cathedral Photographic Competition

Capture the character of this great city Pick up a leaflet and entry form today or visit Photo: Richard Cooper

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