Liverpool Cathedral

Liverpool Cathedral
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Liverpool Cathedral is an awesome, beautiful building and a vibrant living church attempting to live the Christian Gospel; a community of daily prayer and worship; a home to great art and music with our 60 boy and girl choristers and with exciting, new visitor facilities. On behalf of our staff, volunteers and congregation we hope that this website will give you enough information to make the decision to come and enjoy this place whether as a worshipper, an enquirer into our Christian faith, a client or visitor.

Venue Type:

Sacred space

Opening hours

Daily 8:00 - 18:00
Call to book for school parties, tours and function facilities

Admission charges

There is no admission charge.

Additional info

a. Portable DVD BSL signed tour available for deaf/hard of hearing.
b. Elizabeth hoare Gallery, (Edwardian/Victorian) - permanent exhibition of ecclesiastical embroidery in tower complex (fee payable) - no wheelchair access to this point.

Collection details

Costume and Textiles

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Illumaphonium

  • 19 May 2017 5:30-11pm

‘If art is how we decorate space, music is how we decorate time’. This gigantic semi-autonomous illuminated music making sculpture, invites the audience to create together
a shared moment of spontaneity immersed in ever changing patterns of light and sound.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk/whats-on/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

The Super Sonic Assembly

  • 19 May 2017 5:30-11pm

LightNight Commission
18:45 –¬ 20:30 Choirs & Reverend Cleve Freckleton
20:45 – 23:00 DJ Greg Wilson

Bridging past, present and future through song and dance, The Supersonic Assembly showcases the evolution of music since WWII. This fun, interactive family event features choirs, community participation and a blistering DJ set of great music (from then and now) by Greg Wilson.

The Supersonic Assembly begins with a number of community choir groups from across Merseyside (18:45 – 20:30), taking you back in time to the 1940s before the Reverend Cleve Freckleton performs his own ‘World Gone Crazy’, as well as tipping his hat to the Summer of Love via the Beatles’ ‘A Little Help from my Friends’, ending with an improvised piece where everyone – audience included – is encouraged to join in, creating a vast aural harmonic experience.

Music selections from DJ Greg Wilson accompany each decade of music, drawing the evening to a climactic close with a special DJ set from 20:45 – 23:00, accompanied by projected images of popular culture from his ‘Reels of Steel’.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk/whats-on/

From the Beginning of Time

  • 19 May 2017 5:30-11pm

Light Night, this year at the cathedral, promises to be a real feast for the senses. Come and bring the family to hear the sublime and inspirational sounds of Choral Evensong (5.30pm-6pm). In the beautiful, intimate surroundings of the Lady Chapel, which this year again will be place of peaceful reflection, you can also enjoy listening to a time-themed soundscape. Throughout the cathedral will be a series of prayer stations and compline (night prayer/prayers at the end of the day) will take place on the hour from 7pm to 10pm (in the Lady Chapel) to provide spiritual sustenance. Up until 10pm you can go to the top of the Tower, the best vantage point in the city and see what else is going on across the city, including immediately below on the concourse where there will be an Illumaphonium, (a fun, colourful, interactive musical instrument) for all to play. The Mezzanine café and in the Welsford restaurant (both in the cathedral) will be open throughout the evening providing a wide variety of delicious meals, including the return of the popular BBQ in the Welsford Porch.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk/whats-on/

Processional Evensong

  • 19 May 2017 5:30-11pm

Hear the sublime, spiritual sounds of the cathedral choir singing music which ranges from ancient plainsong to contemporary composers.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk/whats-on/

The Handless Project: Journey

  • 19 May 2017 5:30-11pm

Following on from Show Me Your Hands, a public handwashing ritual performed as part of LightNight 2016, artist Aleasha Chaunte performs as part of a 24-hour ritual journey around the city. This performance takes its inspiration from the fairy tale The Handless Maiden, imagining her journey as a public ritual. Here the Handless Project explores two aspects of nighttime activity - sleep and wakefulness.

This event is comprised of three parts.

17:00 – 17:45: public handwashing ritual, Lady Chapel
17:00 – 23:00: Bedtime Stories installation, Chapter House
18:00 – 18:20: handwashing procession

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk/whats-on/

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Education Centre

A School visit to Liverpool Cathedral is often an awe-inspiring event for children. The building itself as well as its monuments, stained glass windows and vivid colours, are designed to stimulate thought and emotion. Pupils can experience the Cathedral both as a building and as a living community of faith, with the aid of artefacts, costumes, role-play, planned trails and workshops. We are always happy to adapt and develop our workshops to meet your pupils’ particular needs.
Mission Statement.
“To offer a professional service to schools, churches and the community through high quality learning opportunities and liaison. Work with teachers, advisors and other professionals towards a common

How to obtain

The Cathedral is open to educational groups from 10am. You can visit all year, although there are obvious access restrictions on Sundays, Christmas, Easter and other festivals. The Cathedral is a living church – please telephone 0151 702 7201 to check availability of day and time. Or download a provisional booking form and e-mail it to education@liverpoolcathedral.org.uk. We will notify you if your date and time is available and if it is not, we will offer alternatives.
In order to fund the work of the Education Centre we do levy a small charge for school visits. Please contact us for current educational charges.

Liverpool Cathedral
Liverpool
Merseyside
L1 7AZ
England

Website

www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk

E-mail

Education

education@liverpoolcathedral.org.uk

Telephone

Main switchboard

0151 709 6271

Education Department

0151 702 7210

Events Department

0151 702 7217

Fax

0151 702 7292

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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