Pew Notes 10th December


 

Today is Stubborn St Eulalia’s  Feast day, who insisted the Governor martyr her.  A dove flew out of her mouth and magic snow fell to cover her nakedness. Other Saints are available.

 

And so to this week’s news:

Some Choral Evensong services will be in the Lady Chapel this week.  At the time of typing this, Tuesday and Thursday are definitely in the Lady Chapel, but it is possible that tonight’s and Friday’s are as well.

11th December Chemin-Neuf will be meeting as usual.  Whilst on the subject of Chemin Neuf,  a reminder that Morning Prayer, or Matins as I prefer to think of it…anyway however you  think of it, there will be a new and improved version, according to Fr Tim:  This Advent, we are doing something a bit different at Morning Prayer at the Cathedral.  On Tuesday 4th, 11th and 18th, we will be holding a “Thought for the Day” Morning Prayer service at 8.30 a.m. in the Lady Chapel.  These will be led by Canon Richard, Canon Myles and Dean Pete, and all staff and volunteers are warmly invited to come and join us.  On Thursday 6th, 13th and 20th, we will be holding a Sung Morning Prayer at 8.30 a.m. (in the style of the Chemin Neuf Community), at the High Altar in the Cathedral, led by Tim Watson and a small group of singers.  All staff and volunteers are welcome to come along either to join in the singing, or simply to pray quietly.  I hope that many of you will take advantage of this opportunity to pray together as a Cathedral and Diocesan community, as we prepare ourselves to welcome the coming of the Christ Child.”  I’m sure Fr Tim will forgive me, well I hope so anyway, if I describe “in the style of he Chemin Neuf Community”  as Taize-esque  i.e. not scary or difficult! All are very welcome.

Tomorrow 11th December at 7pm is that last book club of the year, and as a one off, will be in the Dean’s Office due to the Carol Service in the Cathedral.  All welcome. 

School of Theology has it’s final session of the term this week http://www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk/schooloftheology.aspx for more details of next term or contact Fr Tim.

Next Sunday 16th December is the Blessing of the Crib and Lighting of the Tree Carol service, so lots of little people…I do often wonder if maybe Herod had experienced just one too many Carol services, I mean you can see his point *inserts tongue firmly into cheek*

 Forward listing:

Breakfast/Supper with the Scriptures is back…this time with the Dean in charge.  There are two “Blocks”: for the first Block BWB will be at 9:15 on 13th & 27th January and 3rd & 10th February in the Large Education Room; SWS will be at 6:30  on 14th & 28th January and 4th & 11th February in the Concert Room.

If you have bought your 2013 diary already here’s one for NEXT December: 7th December IN THE CATHEDRAL, MESSIAH G.F. HANDEL.  Book early to avoid disappointment J

Now is your opportunity to hit the tax dodging  Amazon in the pocket by visiting the shop, where Kevin and his staff have just the perfect gift for just about everyone.  And if you wish you can shop on line here:  http://www.cathedralshop.com  or use www.hive.co.uk for an even wider variety of goods, which links to the Cathedral so we get the money…simples!!Why not buy the Choir’s latest CD of Psalms, having no doubt been impressed by how well they sang them on the  Radio 3broadcast, or their classic recording of  Christmas Carols to keep you going as you peel the spuds and struggle with the sprouts.  If the organ lights your Advent wreath, Ian Tracey also has a CD he’d like you to buy, or why not try out the DVD; there are now nine DVD/CD available in the Priory series, Chester has just been released…Of course WE were no.1! .  If you’ve been very good for Advent why not treat yourself to one of Cathy Fox’s novels as an antidote to the post Chrimbo appalling telly?  Click here for her latest (free instalment) of “Fifty Shades of Purple” http://catherine-fox.blogspot.com 

Rather than give you a long and confusing list, might I suggest that you either pick up a copy of the Christmas Events brochure, or read it on line via here:  http://www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk/UserFiles/file/Whats%20on%20Christmas%202012.pdf   And here’s a reminder for the dates of the principle services for those of you who didn’t get last week’s Pew Notes:

16th December Lighting of the Tree & the Blessing of the Crib 3pm

22nd December Sequence of Music for Advent & Christmas 3pm

23rd December Holly Bough 3pm

24th December Christmas Eve Carol Service 3pm

 “         “               Midnight Mass (OK Holy Communion if you must) 11:30pm*

25th December Christmas Day Festal Eucharist (well it is our Patronal festival!)

6th January Epiphany Festal Eucharist 10:30

13th January Epiphany Carol Service 3pm (no…I don’t understand why it’s a week         later either!)

Obviously with so much on there is likely to be some disruption to services/furniture/location etc. we all know how it is, so unless stated otherwise please assume all services are in the main Cathedral unless someone informs me to the contrary. 

* After experimenting with NOT singing  Morten Lauridson’s O Magnum Mysterium  at last year’s service, I can report it is back by popular demand.

In our prayers at this time: All those known to us who are in need of our prayer and support; thinking especially at this time:

  • Archbishop Patrick Kelly as he recovers in hospital after a slight stroke.
  • The House of Bishops as they meet to sort out the mess General Synod left on the women bishop vote.  Pray that they do so in Love and with Grace. 
  • Those witnessing to Christ in war zones and other areas of conflict; thinking especially at this time of Revd Deserrié, his family and all those he ministers to in Goma,  with reports yesterday of a massive increase in the conflict there.  Revd Canon Andrew White and his beleaguered congregation and staff at St George’s Baghdad.  St George’s is one of this year’s  Cathedral Christmas charities
  • Those who are yet to encounter  God’s love, that they might find a welcome in our midst, and be encouraged to discover the joy of God’s gift to us all through the love of His son Jesus Christ
  • At this time of year with the emphasis on family, friends, and celebration; for those alone, or separated from loved ones, especially those with family serving in the armed forces.
  • The faithful departed and those they have left behind
  • Struggling with life’s vicissitudes; loss of employment, liberty, shelter, freedom
  • searching for God, that they might know His presence in their lives,
  • Coping with illness or the illness of a loved one
  • For whom freedom of faith is denied

Do please email me should you have anything you wish to be included in next week’s notes; or of course if you have an inevitable errata /addenda to this week’s

Nädine

choral.evensong@gmail.com

Follow me on Twitter @PashaReflection

Or https://choralevensong.wordpress.com

The boring disclaimer bit:

Tis I, Nädine Daniel who writes, produces, and disseminates the Pew Notes.  I do so without any imprimatur from the Dean and Chapter, the Cathedral or indeed anyone else.  Just me…as I hope would have been clear, any comments made, opinions offered are also my own. Likewise it must equally obviously follow that any sins of omission or commission are also mine, and mine alone: Mea Culpa, Mea Maxmima Reverentia Culpa.  Should you no longer wish to receive these musings, please email me and say so.

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Reminders for the Weekend 1st/2nd December


I decided to give you a break from Pew Notes this week..a sort of pre Advent pause before the hectic charge towards the big C…..mas, which as we all know starts (and indeed for the purist finishes) on 25th December. However, I feel the need to remind you of a few things this Weekend.
1. Tonight 1st December, the Cathedral Chamber Choir will be performing Messiah in St Peter’s Church, Woolton, which starts at 7:30. All proceeds are going to the Cathedral Foundation. Now I think it’s excellent idea that we take what we do into the Parishes, that’s why I’ve given my time to sing…but tonight the Cathedral will be empty as Stuart Townsend (who he? Ed.) cancelled long enough for the event not to make the “Christmas Events” brochure…. For those of you who have joined the Cathedral Company in the past four/five years, you may not know that the Music Department used to offer Messiah at Christmas and St John/St Matthew Passions on the Eve of Palm Sunday EVERY YEAR…not as a cash making exercise, but as a part of the Cathedral’s worship and devotion. Let’s not kid ourselves, since the Cathedral can’t charge a facility fee, these concerts can never make a profit, so will currently, always have to make way for external events. I just wonder how many of our congregation would have bought a ticket for Stuart Townend, and how many will turn out tonight (poor parking notwithstanding)….Sorry!! Pre advent rant over. DO PLEASE come and support us….rehearsal sounded very good last night.
2. 2nd December is Advent Sunday. Not sure where Holy Communion will be, always used to be at the High Altar with congregation in Presbytery. As of last night there’s no nave Altar out, so we can but hope…Anyway, Darkness to Light starts at 5:30….as it has done for the last three years, but people STILL turn up at 3pm, when the service was more “Daylight to Dusk”! My favourite service of the year by some margin; followed by Maundy Thursday…maybe I have a candle fixation? Note to Clergy, Choristers, and Lay Clerks…remember it’s a long stand, and for Clergy the Copes are heavy, so comfy, non squeaky shoes are required!
3. This weekend is a big push for Food Bank collections. Tesco are offering to add 30% to whatever you donate this weekend. Here’s a video about it. Food Banks are not for the homeless (you can’t cook pasta/rice/ or open a can without a stove + tin opener) but for those really struggling to manage on minimum wage/benefits. Did you know that if you lose your job it can take six weeks to sort out Benefits? In January the rules change so that many people will be losing Benefit entitlement, often people with disabilities. So if you’re out and about this weekend, please do support this work. Every single bag of pasta/ box of cereal/ tin of tuna helps. bit.ly/everycanhelps
4. The Cathedral shop has preserves and other stuff at a 10% discount today…and it’s “sampler Saturday”….Yum!
Happy Advent everyone!
Nädine
Insert usual disclaimer here…I don’t have any imprimatur from anyone. All opinions and content are my own.

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Rowan and Justin


Interesting and thoughtful take on our two ABC's from the author of Bare Foot Disciple, which if you haven't read it, why not? it's excellent!

Rowan and Justin.

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Addenda to Pew Notes W/C 19th November


Apologies for yesterday’s confusion. I have set out what should have been there by way of Canon Andrew’s message below. I realised later *memo to self:don’t draft Pew Notes whilst listening to Synod debate at same time…bad for BP AND accuracy* that I had failed to include two links; one on the situation on Goma, as I know many of you are very concerned about the situation there, and one to the Cathedral’s “C” brochure. Those of you who are kind enough to follow these notes regularly, will know of my refusal to contemplate the Mass of Christ before we are supposed to..and thus can I recommend the Cathedral’s “Advent Brochure”?
Congo

 

Baghdad
We are about to go and worship now. G-d has not left us everybody else has. We have just had 119 people killed in two terrible car bombs and you do not see even one line about in any of the international media. Our people are really frightened and feel forgotten. People have started fleeing again in there masses, things are just so bad. People have nothing… All may have left us but our Lord is still here.”
Advent Brochure
 
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Pew Notes W/C 19th November


Dear All

As every single Old Gal of St Edmund’s College will know;   It is the Feast of St Edmund the Martyr.  In his teens he visited Hunstanton and was proclaimed king of East Anglia. He sat in a tower learned the Psalms off by heart, and became a wise and just ruler. Unfortunately the Vikings invaded and Edmund had to hide under a bridge, but a passing bride gave him away to Ivar the Boneless. He had him scourged, shot with arrows and beheaded.  His severed head was guarded by a kindly wolf and miraculously reattached itself to his body. He is the patron of pandemics.  It is thought that Ivar the Boneless had osteogenesis imperfecta and was carried about by his warriors on a shield shooting arrows, He had brothers called Sigurd-Snake-in-the-Eye and Hubba.  Revd Richard Coles’ version is somehow much more exciting than the version we were given by Mrs Goodacre at school…I remember having to copy it out “in your best handwriting girls” (don’t remember having a back up every day hand writing) into our RE Notebooks…Those were the days *sighs nostalgically*

And so to this week’s news:

Tonight’s Evensong will be in the Lady Chapel, for reason’s which escape me, unless of course the BBC is setting up in the Chancel.

Chemin-Neuf is not meeting tonight as Fr Tim’s away.  Normal service resumes next week.

Tomorrow, 21st November, School of Theology welcomes the Dean of Liverpool, Pete Wilcox, who will be leading a session on “Jesus and the Four Gospel Writers”.  Fr Tim says: “Pete is a very gifted teacher and a self-confessed “Bible geek”, so I’m sure that you will have a great time with him”.  Fr Tim goes on to say “A reminder too that by way of preparation Pete suggests that you might like to read a chapter from one (or all) of the four Gospels, as follows: John 1, Mark 8, Luke 15, or Matthew 27”…now those of you who were at SOT last week, may remember that the message on “homework” was to read a whole Gospel or at least the Chapters from St John and St Mark.  Having asked The Dean about it last night, it seems we should be in a position to “compare and contrast” all four Gospels….in other words; get your reading glasses on and eyes down now!!  http://www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk/schooloftheology.aspx for more details or contact Fr Tim.

There will be a service of Choral Evensong on WEDNESDAY 21st November at 3:30pm.  This service is in fact being broadcast live on Radio 3, and will be the first time that our girl choristers have undertaken such a broadcast.  Please note that the BBC require anyone attending to be in their seats no later than 3:15…and the poor long suffering stewards would be extremely grateful if you could be seated somewhat earlier than that please!!  Those of you who were at the rehearsal , oops Evensong on Sunday afternoon, will know that the psalm runs to 46 verses, which is a real treat, and that the tune for the second hymn is not all that well know, and indeed does something a bit odd in the last line…you have been warned!!!  For those of you working from the music list the Canticles are Howells New College setting and not Leighton 2nd Service. Don’t forget, such services tend to attract the CE groupies, who like nothing better than to criticise, so the usual Liverpool welcome to all is definitely required!  Should you know anyone planning a trip to the Cathedral tomorrow, please inform them that in order to ensure optimum conditions for the service, the shop and tower will be closed by 2:30

Thursday 22nd November  there will be a free concert under the Dulverton Bridge by the ‘Húdié Duo’, English born William Cuthbertson (piano), now resident in Germany, and his sister Fiona (“Fiona of the seals”) Middleton (violin, vocals). The duo will play a colourful mixture of classical pieces including ….Bach, Dvorak, Franck and some of their own compositions.

Forward Notice: The Cathedral Chamber Choir will be singing Messiah at St Peter’s Church Woolton; conducted by Simon Macaulay and with David Poulter at the organ.  This concert serves three very important purposes:

  1. The Cathedral finally manage a performance of Messiah, albeit not in the Cathedral, Oh no that would be too much to hope for…Yes this is my annual rant/protest on the removal of Messiah and St John/Matthew Passions from the Cathedral calendar.
  2. We may not be performing in the Cathedral, but we are performing to raise funds for the Cathedral Foundation…I can’t be bothered to point out that you might therefore have expected a fundraiser to take place in the Lady Chapel…please see the rant in point one!
  3. The concert will be giving the good folks of Woolton (that’s Woolton not Walton) and other culturally bereft suburbs *inserts tongue very firmly into cheek* an opportunity to enjoy a performance of Messiah as part of the cathedral’s musical outreach program!!

Messiah A5

Seriously folks, please do support this if you can. I’ve attached a poster for you to download. Please can you print off at least one copy and put it up in your church, workplace etc?

We haven’t had a caption competition for a few weeks. I’ve been spoilt for choice over a certain appointment, however on reflection, it had to be this one….now before you all leap in with your suggestions a small note of caution, especially to all those of you in clerical collars who have no desire to have the same felt….the man in the middle is now our BOSS….I know,  hard to accept that the man who abseiled down the West front before addressing us all through a megaphone is ABCD but there it is: and so without further waffle I give you this week’s offering..as always try and keep your suggestions clean, this is a family blog:

In our prayers at this time: All those known to us who are in need of our prayer and support; thinking especially at this time:

  • General Synod as they meet to today to vote, not as everyone thinks on Women Bishops, but actually on the provisions to be made for those within the CofE who cannot in conscience accept women as Bishops…that is the sticking point.  Pray that the members of synod vote and debate in Love and with Grace.  
  • Those witnessing to Christ in war zones and other areas of conflict; thinking especially at this time of Revd Deserrié, his family and all those he ministers to in Goma,  with reports yesterday of a massive increase in the conflict there.  Revd Canon Andrew White and his beleaguered congregation and staff at St George’s Baghdad.  Andrew emailed on Sunday as follows:  We are about to go and worship now. G-d has not left us everybody else has. We have just had 119 people killed in two terrible car bombs and you do not see even one line about in any of the international media. Our people are really frightened and feel forgotten. People have started fleeing again in there masses, things are just so bad. People have nothing… All may have left us but our Lord is still here.”
  • Justin, Caroline and family as they prepare for yet another move, and for Justin’s new role as leader of the 77 million people within the Anglican Communion
  • Those who are yet to encounter  God’s love, that they might find a welcome in our midst, and be encouraged to discover the joy of God’s gift to us all through the love of His son Jesus Christ
  • All those within the criminal justice system, both those who work with offenders, and the offenders themselves.  It is Prisons Week this week, so we pray especially for all those imprisoned, their partners, parents, and children
  • The faithful departed and those they have left behind; especially in this season of remembrance, including Sue Yoosawi and her family as they mourn the loss of her father, Revd Fisher.  Also the families of servicemen and women lost in the service of their country.
  • Struggling with life’s vicissitudes; loss of employment, liberty, shelter, freedom
  • searching for God, that they might know His presence in their lives,
  • Coping with illness or the illness of a loved one
  • For whom freedom of faith is denied

Do please email me should you have anything you wish to be included in next week’s notes; or of course if you have an inevitable errata /addenda to this week’s

Nädine

Follow me on Twitter @PashaReflection

Or https://choralevensong.wordpress.com

The boring disclaimer bit:

Tis I, Nädine Daniel who writes, produces, and disseminates the Pew Notes.  I do so without any imprimatur from the Dean and Chapter, the Cathedral or indeed anyone else.  Just me…as I hope would have been clear, any comments made, opinions offered are also my own. Likewise it must equally obviously follow that any sins of omission or commission are also mine, and mine alone: Mea Culpa, Mea Maxmima Reverentia Culpa. Should you no longer wish to receive these musings, please email me and say so.

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Pew Notes 12th November 2012


Well last week was a bit quite was it not? Nothing of any significance whatsoever appears to have occurred anywhere. I understand one of Her Gracious Majesty’s former colonies made a bold stab at a democratic election, which resulted in things carrying on just as they were before…for which most people of sanity (i.e. 99% of all Europeans and all of Canada) are heaving a profound and collective sigh of relief. Meanwhile, nothing remotely democratic happened in Beijing, or indeed in Lambeth! The latter however, did appear to have achieved something miraculous….a sensible and popular appointment for Archbishop of Canterbury *pause for effect*….and what’s more, one that has provided a great many over excited Scousers with an excuse to say “I had that Justin Welby in the back of my cab/Takeaway/pub/ Cathedral etc”. Judging by the number of inane grins in the Cathedral over the weekend, people were very happy about it…and really not very surprised.

So, what now? Well first things first; we need to ensure that poor Durham, having nicked one Dean, don’t come looking for another. No! Don’t say it’s too soon, Dean Pete’s only been here a couple of months etc…no doubt that’s the thought Durham comforted themselves with! Consider the evidence my friends:

1. Liverpool, no matter how “unglamorous”(see Gruniad article on ABCD), is clearly an ecclesiastical stepping stone to greater glories, given that the city has played a significant part in the spiritual life of both the national leader of the Roman Catholic Church, Archbishop Vincent Nicholls and the ABCD.

2. The CNC clearly don’t scruple in nicking the brightest and the best from northerly appointments, no matter how little time the person concerned has been in post.

3. Dean Pete’s admirably honest confession that he supports a footie team situated in the North East

4. The fact that Mr and Mrs Dean actually met and started courting (quaint old fashioned phrase) in Durham, and so presumably retain some happy memories of the place, freezing cold though it may be.

So, the watchword is vigilance my friends. We shall rely on the Dean’s Office staff to head off any wistful visits to the Durham diocese website by THE BOSS, Plaintive phone calls from the Dean of Durham, Bishop of Jarrow etc must be referred to Mike Eastwood; and the Cathedral computer technicians must ensure that any attempt to download the application form are blocked as SPAM! Meanwhile, all “merciless teasing” must be stopped at once….we must instead turn on the charm offensive to maximum!! This will sadly mean, no repeatedly referring to “The Blessing of the crib and lighting of the tree” service as “The Blessing of the tree and lighting of the Crib” until a distracted and newly installed Dean could be conned into saying just that in his welcome, and absolutely NO threats to gaffer tape the Dean to the altar in the Lady Chapel!! Don’t make the Dean read Leviticus Ch11 in Evensong either!!

Meanwhile; any thoughts on how to mark ++Justin’s appointment? Personally I think we’d be pushed to repeat the success of the ring and crosier. I did however, have a thought yesterday which is this: since to quote Liz Threadgold, “the only way from Liverpool is down”,how about commemorating the appointment by a couple of bricks in the People’s Path, a sort of sending him on his way? Just a thought. Let me know what you think. Should enough people be interested, I’ll speak to Rebecca about it.

Meanwhile, a rather dodgy offering from Revd Richard Coles today, but I have checked and it does exist, so I make no apologies: It is the Feast of St Renatus. The result of St Maurilius’ miraculous fertility treatment he failed to thrive and died. Maurilius stricken with remorse, became a fashionable garden designer in England before raising Renatus from the dead by nutting his tomb… Renatus – reborn – is one of the phallic saints and patron of men suffering from impotence.

And so to this week’s news:

Chemin-Neuf (as mentioned at a certain press conference down south last week) will meet as usual this week…PLEASE NOTE there will not be a meeting next week as Fr Tim’s away.

School of Theology this week is part two of Rev Michael Leyden’s leture on Jesus and Wisdom. If it’s anything like as interesting as part one was last week, it will be well worth giving up an evening for. See http://www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk/schooloftheology.aspx for more details or contact Fr Tim.

Evensong on Saturday is replaced by the Mother’s Union Eucharist, to which all, yes even you blokes, are very welcome to attend. Usual time of 3pm

Whilst on the subject of Evensong: Forward date for next week. There will be a service of Choral Evensong on WEDNESDAY 21st November at 3:30pm. This service is in fact being broadcast live on Radio 3, and will be the first time that our girl choristers have undertaken such a broadcast. Please note that the BBC require anyone attending to be in their seats no later than 3:15…and it would help the poor long suffering stewards too. Don’t forget, such services tend to attract the CE groupies, who like nothing better than to criticise, so the usual Liverpool welcome to all is definitely required!

Finally, but certainly not least…The latest CD from the Cathedral Choir has now been released. Those of you with long memories may well remember the series Priory Records released in the 70’s/80’s of all the Psalms from various Cathedral Choirs. Some of us still have the vinyl record (a sort of large black CD for our younger readers!) Anyway, they’ve decided to do it all again, with different chants….so if you want to hear a very good recording, this is for you…if you want to be reminded of what the psalms of the day sound like, this is very much for you.. There is also a new release of organ music from Mr T…so that’s Christmas sorted then!

In our prayers at this time: All those known to us who are in need of our prayer and support; thinking especially at this time:

§ Justin, Caroline and family as they prepare for yet another move, and for Justin’s new role as leader of the 77 million people within the Anglican Communion

§ Those who are yet to encounter God’s love, that they might find a welcome in our midst, and be encouraged to discover the joy of God’s gift to us all through the love of His son Jesus Christ

§ The faithful departed and those they have left behind; especially in this season of remembrance, including Sue Yoosawi and her family as they mourn the loss of her father, Revd Fisher. Also the families of servicemen and women lost in the service of their country.

§ The clergy and people of the Diocese of Durham as they enter yet another interregnum

§ Those witnessing to Christ in war zones and other areas of conflict; thinking especially at this time of Revd Deserrié, his family and all those he ministers to in Goma, Revd Canon Andrew White and his beleaguered congregation and staff at St George’s Baghdad

§ Struggling with life’s vicissitudes; loss of employment, liberty, shelter, freedom

§ searching for God, that they might know His presence in their lives, especially those starting the Alpha course this week.

§ Coping with illness or the illness of a loved one

§ For whom freedom of faith is denied

Do please email me should you have anything you wish to be included in next week’s notes; or of course if you have an inevitable errata /addenda to this week’s

Nädine

Follow me on Twitter @PashaReflection

Or https://choralevensong.wordpress.com

The boring disclaimer bit:

Tis I, Nädine Daniel who writes, produces, and disseminates the Pew Notes. I do so without any imprimatur from the Dean and Chapter, the Cathedral or indeed anyone else. Just me…as I hope would have been clear, any comments made, opinions offered are also my own. Likewise it must equally obviously follow that any sins of omission or commission are also mine, and mine alone: Mea Culpa, Mea Maxmima Reverentia Culpa. Should you no longer wish to receive these musings, please email me and say so.

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Addenda to Pew Notes W/C 24th September


I make absolutely NO APOLOGIES for these addenda…and why not I here you chunter?  Well, instead I rejoice, because this week’s addenda have been generated by people ACTUALLY READING THE PEW NOTES….Astounding!!! Yes folks, people got in touch and asked me to add things, so here they are:

Of:”I believe that the Pastoral Care Course will now start Tuesday 2nd October” I am asked by Canon Cynthia to confirm that this is the case, and that it will start directly after Evensong in the Undercroft once the choir have vacated it. People can use the Undercroft door.  For those of you in Black and white, and who have no idea where the Undercroft is, it’s the East end of the Cathedral and can be accessed through the Dean’s Yard

Of: “the start of the Cathedral’s School of Theology with Fr Tim in charge.  First term of ten weekly 2 hour lectures is entitled “Jesus and the Bible” in the Radcliffe Learning Centre at 7:30 See http://www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk/schooloftheology.aspx for more details or contact Fr Tim”  The full programme for this term may now be found at this link. Congratulations to Fr Tim and all who turned up last night.  We’ve come a long way in our adult education over the last three years if we have to start putting out extra seats as we did last night.

Of : “Women’s Issues Forum: Wednesday 3rd October, 6.30pm. St James’ House” Unfortunately this has now been cancelled. If, like me you had been thinking of going but not notified anyone, please make sure that you do notify your interest in good time so as to avoid events being cancelled.

I am asked by Revd Dr Ellen Loudon if I could publicise this event, which looks like it might be well worth attending.  As a former allotment holder I’m all in favour of Harvest Festivals. Anyway here are the details:

RiverArts Urban Harvest 2012:16th October 7pm.  St Luke’s – ‘The Bombed Out Church’ (on the corner of Berry Street and Leece Street)
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”Galatians 6.9
Don’t grow weary…come and share, celebrate and do good.
This harvest thanksgiving service will seek to explore the goodness of our city life. We will celebrate God’s gifts and discover the goodness in each other and ourselves. We will give thanks for our harvest of talent and share what we have with those who gather. We will also pray for the future of our city: we pray for the harvest of justice and peace to thrive and the weeds of intolerance, greed and suffering to fail. May Liverpool be a free and Godly place where the harvest is good and righteousness reigns!  Please come to this celebration with your creative gifts: a piece of art, a home-made craft, a song, a poem, a dance, a beautiful sound, a hidden talent, a silent word offered in hope… whatever you bring to God in grace will be acceptable as a sign of your thanksgiving for all that is good in your life.  For more information contact Ellen Loudon ellen@ellenloudon.com

Peter Bates has asked me, in the interests of fair play, to implore you to sponsor him as he runs in the Liverpool half Marathon on behalf of Amnesty International. He seemed to suggest that as a Cantoris Tenor WAG I had given an unbalanced coverage of Ceredig Chell’s 10K run on behalf of the Organ Fund….as if I would be prejudiced against a decarni Tenor!! WHEN Peter gets around to sending me the details, I shall put them in next week’s Pew Notes, but in the meantime, if you want to throw money at him, why not grab him after a service?  If nothing else, it will make him very happy!!

I referred in the prayer list to the meeting of the CNC this week to choose the next ABC .  Now it won’t have escaped your notice that a certain Northerly Bishop is figuring in the betting…could that have surprised any of us?  However, the press do keep using the photo of him dressed like a daffodil, clutching the mid week congregation’s gift of a Shepherd’s crook….now when it was designed, I don’t suppose we ever thought Rocky the Rock Badger would ever be quite so prominent.  Should the CNC see sense, I can see the Lambeth Palace press office may be in some difficulties explaining why the ABC has a Rock Badger on his crosier!!  And on that thought I offer the following very funny take on the CNC process: however, it does come with A BAD LANGUAGE ALERT….so if you are offended by such things, please DO NOT OPEN the link below: http://plumsteadletters.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/elect-to-leave.html?m=0

Do please email me should you have anything you wish to be included in next week’s notes; or of course if you have an inevitable errata /addenda to this week’s

Nädine

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Tis I, Nädine Daniel who writes, produces, and disseminates the Pew Notes. I do so without any imprimatur from the Dean and Chapter, the Cathedral or indeed anyone else. Just me…as I hope would have been clear, any comments made, opinions offered are also my own. Likewise it must equally obviously follow that any sins of omission or commission are also mine, and mine alone: Mea Culpa, Mea Maxmima Reverentia Culpa. Should you no longer wish to receive these musings, please email me and say so.

 

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