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



  • Pick up a booklet from the Welcome Desk or visit www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk for more details

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    ContentsWorship & Events p4Holy Week p8Diary p10Twilight Tower Tours p12Eat & Drink p13Organ Recital Season p14Find us p15Regular Worship p16

    WELCOMEThere 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 Stainers 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

    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.

    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.

  • 4Lenten Workshops The Cross Factor

    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:education@liverpoolcathedral.org.uk

    Monday 19 - Wednesday 21 March9.45am - 2.30pm 3 per child

    Voices of the Valley

    The Fron Welsh Male Voice Choir perform Voices of the Valley, a St Davids 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.

    Saturday 3 March7:30 - 10.30pmTickets: 15.50From Cathedral Shop


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    Food for the Journey

    A quiet day for Lent: How can we sing a strange song in the Lords 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: dianne.rothwell@liverpoolcathedral.org.uk

    Friday 16 - Saturday 17 March5.30 - 8.30pm (Fri)8.40am - 3.30pm (Sat)Tickets: 5 (7.50 on the day)

    Choral Eucharist for Mothering Sunday

    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.Sunday 18 March


    Titanic Exhibition 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.

    Monday 19 March - Monday 16 April

    Music of the Tudor Age

    The Renaissance Music Group and Chester Viols perform a delightful concert of Tudor music once again in the beautiful surroundings of the Lady Chapel.Sunday 25 March8.00pm

    Tickets: 8, Conc 5From Cathedral Shop

    Photography Workshop

    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.

    Monday 26 March9.00am - 1.00pmTickets: 40, Couples 70From Cathedral Shop

  • 6Twilight Tower Tours opening night

    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.

    Thursday 29 MarchTickets: 5, 4 Conc14 FamilyFrom Cathedral Shop

    Come and Sing The Crucifixion

    An invitation to all singers to come along and be part of the massed choir for Stainers Crucifixion.Singers application form available from liverpoolcathedral.org.ukSaturday 31 March

    Rehearsal 6.00pmPerformance 8.00pm5.00 for singers

    The Easter Story family activities

    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.

    Monday 2 April - Thursday 12 April11.00am - 3.00pm

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

    Tuesday 10 April - Thursday 12 April11.00am - 3.00pm

    Titanic Centenary Service

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

    Sunday 15 April7.30pm

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    Man Thou Art a Wonderful Animal

    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.

    Monday 16 April - Monday 14 May9.00am - 6.00pm daily

    Healthcare Service - Prayer for Africa

    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.

    Sunday 22 April3.00pm

    Alpha at Liverpool Cathedral

    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.

    Wednesday 2 May - Wednesday 11 July7.00-9.00pmFree

    Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen

    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.

    Sunday 27 May3pm at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

  • 8HOLY WEEKSunday 1 April - Palm Sunday

    10.30am The Eucharist of Palm Sunday

    3.00pm Choral Evensong

    Monday 2 April

    8.30am Morning Prayer

    11.00am Diocesan Chrism Eucharist

    5.30pm Choral Evensong

    6.15pm Holy Week address led by Chemin Neuf ending with Compline

    Tuesday 3 April

    8.30am Morning Prayer

    12.05pm Eucharist

    5.30pm Choral Evensong

    6.15pm Holy Week address led by Chemin Neuf ending with Compline

    7.30pm Chemin Neuf prayer meeting

    Wednesday 4 April

    8.30am Morning Prayer

    12.05pm Eucharist with time of reconciliation

    5.30pm Choral Evensong

    6.15pm Reconciliation Service led by Chemin Neufincluding sacramental confession

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    Thursday 5 April - Maundy Thursday

    8.30am Morning Prayer

    12.05am Midday Prayer for Christian Unity, led by Chemin Neuf

    5.30pm Said Evening Prayer

    7.30pm The Eucharist of the Lords Supper with washing of the feet

    Friday 6 April - Good Friday

    8.30am Morning Prayer

    10.30am 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)

    7.30pm Sequence of Readings and Music No Story so Divine

    Saturday 7 April

    8.30am Morning Prayer

    3.00pm Said Evening Prayer

    8.30pm Easter Vigil Eucharist

    Sunday 8 April - Easter Sunday

    10.30am Festival Eucharist Preacher - The Bishop of Liverpool

    3.00pm Easter Evensong

    Monday 9 April - Easter Monday

    11.15am Organ Recital for Easter Monday given by Professor Ian Tracey, Organist Titulaire of Liverpool Cathedral

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    3rd Sat 7.30pm Voices of the Valley The Fron Welsh Male Choir

    16th - 17th Food for the Journey

    18th Sun Choral Eucharist for Mothering Sunday

    19th - 21st 9.45am Lenten Workshops The Cross Factor*

    19th Mar - 23rd Apr Titanic Exhibition

    25th Sun 8.00pm Music of the Tudor Age

    29th Thurs Twilight Tower Tours opening night

    31st Sat 8.00pm Come and Sing - The Crucifixion (6pm Re