Prayer for Liverpool
This week I celebrated my 4th anniversary as Canon Chancellor. Not quite the way I would usually spend it – looking at the cathedral from my house rather than inside praying, singing, having cups of tea and chatting with friends and meeting colleagues in person. But, it was nevertheless a good day.
I went through all the photos I have taken of cathedral life over the last 4 years including my installation (see photo above) the arrival of the moon and Gaia, various light nights, the knife angel, Cream Classical, Micah lectures, concerts, Christmas and Easter services and so many other wonderful acts of worship. I also found some great photos of colleagues who I miss seeing from all different departments and areas of work.
As I reflect on my time as Canon Chancellor I think about the many exciting things that have happened but also the changes. Cathedral life is constantly changing – though there are some constants our clergy team is different now than it was 4 years ago, Dean Sue joined the cathedral company two years ago and we have welcome other new members of the staff team in many different departments including Lee Ward as musical director as well as new choristers and lay clerks. If I continue to list people I know I will miss people out…so I will stop!
Each of us, who work worship or have visited the cathedral will have a whole host of memories that mark our time and our association with the building and its people. The one constant in all of my memories has been how our cathedral has drawn me into a closer relationship with God: through worship, through being alongside God’s people, through the conversations and ministry I have enjoyed. I am incredibly grateful to God for the opportunity to serve in such a place and at such a time.
While you're here:
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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