From the Dean of Liverpool
The Very Revd Dr Sue Jones
"Our doors are now closed. While we cannot offer you a face-to-face, physical encounter, you can encounter our love and support virtually.
“This morning we woke up to a very different world. I would never have imagined two weeks ago that this magnificent building, set on the hill, overlooking the City of Liverpool would be closed. The Cathedral stands as a testimony to those who built it and have worshipped in it since it was built.
“We say that Liverpool Cathedral is a place of encounter built by the people for the people to the Glory of God. From today, your encounter with us will be different. Our doors are now closed. While we cannot offer you a face-to-face, physical encounter, you can encounter our love and support virtually.
“You can use this space for reflection and prayer and also to remember loved ones. On the website, you can continue to encounter us in prayer, through our virtual worship services.
We will continue to pray daily for this Diocese, for our city, for Merseyside and for the world. We will pray the prayers you have share with us through our website.
“Each day, one of our clergy will light a candle in the Cathedral to remind us all of the hope that is in God and His Son Jesus Christ. We will get through this. We will do it by caring for each other and being kind to one another.
“In our kindness, we need to look after the vulnerable. The Cathedral’s foodbank, run through the Micah charity needs our support so that the most vulnerable can be fed during the coming weeks. Food donations are welcome, as are financial contributions. You can leave food at the Constables Lodge at the Cathedral and you can give financially through Micah’s website.
“Liverpool Cathedral will continue to be a praying heart for everyone.”
As a place of encounter, we want Liverpool Cathedral to be a safe place for visitors, worshippers, staff, and volunteers. We are following the advice of the national church and UK government over our approach. We remain open to visitors and worshippers and have put a series of sensible measures in place.
You can read all the details on our website.
The Double Cross symbol of Liverpool Cathedral, is a familiar sight in and around the building and here is a creative way to make one at home with your children. Use this and display in a window as a sign of unity and hope.
You will need:
What to do:
1. Cover the tracing paper by sticking on the tissue paper squares. Make sure you overlap them to create a wider range of colours. Why not create a stripy or symmetrical pattern?
2. Use the black paper strips to make a frame for your window.
3. Make the shape of the double cross from black paper and place in the middle of your design.
4. Put your creation in a window for others to see and for you to focus on when praying with us on Sundays.
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Prayer for Liverpool
brought to you from Liverpool Cathedral
St James Mount
Liverpool Cathedral is a place of encounter.
Built by the people, for the people, to the Glory of God