Pew Notes September 19th

Apologies one and all for the break in transmission; hopefully what passes for normal service will now resume.


As for the Preachers for  the Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity I am not for the first time,  mostly in the dark. I can tell you that the preacher at Eucharist will be The Dean, but as for who is preaching at Evensong, I have no idea.




Last chance to see the BBC Wildlife photographer of the Year exhibition, which ends tomorrow September 20th. As an additional treat, there will be live owls and birds of prey on display as well tomorrow between noon and 2:30. You can even have the wonderful experience of handling some of the birds.


September 26th  sees the return of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir  in a concert entitled Four Sacred Pieces. Full programme is as follows:

Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
Górecki Totus Tuus
Respighi Church Windows
Verdi Four Sacred Pieces

Vasily Petrenko conductor

Emma Morwood soprano 

Booking is still open, and you might like to book a pre-concert candle lit dinner in the Cathedral dining room; a snip at £19:95, but pre booking is required. See the Cathedral website for further details


September 20th -27th sees the Cathedral take up the baton to do our bit for the Year of Continuous Prayer. Prayers of praise and Thanksgiving for life on Merseyside will be given daily, but also Prayer for particular concerns. If you have an item you would like included please contact Canon Anthony Hawley.


September 24th is a very busy day in the Cathedral. During the day the Mother’s Union will have a special day in the Cathedral. Later Will be the launch of “The Long Night”, a not to be missed opportunity to visit the tower at night and view Liverpool’s night time cityscape. This is the first of a regular Thursday night “late night opening” of the tower, which will run until the end of November.


October 10th is Walsingham Pilgrimage Day 2009, this is open to everyone, and we do mean everyone! So:

No, you don’t have to be a member

No, you don’t need to be “High Church”, “Anglo-Catholic” “Bells & Smells”. All Welcome means what it says

No, you don’t have to have a clue what is going on or what it’s about….why not come and find out?

Yes, there will be lots of people there

Yes, there will be people of all ages and from all over the country (and beyond)

Yes, there will be bells, smells, outrageous vestments, lots of candles, AND the Image of Our Lady Of Walsingham escorted from the Shrine by the Guardians…..what am I talking about? Why not come and find out?

Yes there will be something for all, from a Solemn High Mass in the Lady Chapel to Choral Evensong with Solemn Benediction to a Youth Mass with music by CJM


There will be two programmes available on the day, which will run side by side, but everyone is free to swop between the two. Basically Programme A is aimed at the young and young at heart (but all welcome to join in) and Programme B is a slightly more formal series of events.


For further information go to where you will find all the events and all the information you could need.


If you are planning to come, either bring a packed lunch or pre book lunch in the refectory.


The above is just the tip of the ice berg of what’s on offer in and around the Cathedral. Will add more later, but on the basis of too much information can lead to sensory overload, I’ll leave it there for now.


Please see additional posts for information an a Charity event that needs your support, further events at the Cathedral etc



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