2012 Christmas Services in the Archdiocese of Liverpool

Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King

Scroll down the list in Pastoral Area Order:

Christmas Eve: Monday 24 December


  3.00 pm          First Vespers of Christmas. 
  4.00 pm          Organ Recital.  La Nativite du Seigneur Olivier Messiaen

  8.00 pm          Mass (St Vincent de Paul, St James Street, Liverpool, L1 5EE)

11.30 pm        Solemn Midnight Mass of Christmas.
                        Celebrant: Bishop Tom Williams, Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool.
                        Broadcast live by BBC Radio 4. 11.30 pm in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King
                        (Congregation to be seated by 11.00 pm.)

Christmas Day: Tuesday 25 December

  8.30 am          Mass (Blessed Sacrament Chapel)
10.00 am          Family Mass (Crypt)

11.00 am         Solemn Mass of Christmas Day

The Cathedral wil close at 1.00 pm

St Stephen's Day: Wednesday 26 December

  9.45 am          Morning Prayer (Blessed Sacrament Chapel)
10.00 am          Mass (Blessed Sacrament Chapel)

Thursday 27 December and Friday 28 December

  9.45 am          Morning Prayer (Blessed Sacrament Chapel)
10.00 am          Mass (Blessed Sacrament Chapel)

Saturday 29 December

  8.45 am          Morning Prayer (Blessed Sacrament Chapel)
  9.00 am          Mass (Blessed Sacrament Chapel)

  6.30 pm          Vigil Mass of Sunday (Crypt)
  6.30 pm          Vigil Mass of Sunday (St Vincent de Paul, St James Street, Liverpool, L1 5EE)

Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph: Sunday 30 December

  8.30 am          Mass (Blessed Sacrament Chapel)
10.00 am          Family Mass (Crypt)

11.00 am          Solemn Mass

  1.00 pm          Mass for the Merseyside Polish Community (Crypt)
  4.00 pm          Mass (Royal Liverpool University Hospital)
  7.00 pm          Mass (Crypt)

New Year's Eve: Monday 31 December

  9.45 am          Morning Prayer (Blessed Sacrament Chapel)
10.00 am          Mass (Blessed Sacrament Chapel)

Feast of Mary, Mother of God: Tuesday 1 January

  9.45 am          Morning Prayer (Blessed Sacrament Chapel)
10.00 am          Mass (Blessed Sacrament Chapel)

Wednesday 2 January to Friday 4 January

  9.45 am          Morning Prayer (Blessed Sacrament Chapel)
10.00 am          Mass (Blessed Sacrament Chapel)

Saturday 5 January

  8.45 am          Morning Prayer (Blessed Sacrament Chapel)
  9.00 am          Mass (Blessed Sacrament Chapel)

  6.30 pm          Vigil Mass of Sunday (Crypt)
  6.30 pm          Vigil Mass of Sunday (St Vincent de Paul, St James Street, Liverpool, L1 5EE)

Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord: Sunday 6 January

  8.30 am          Mass (Blessed Sacrament Chapel)
10.00 am          Family Mass (Crypt)

11.00 am          Solemn Mass

  1.00 pm          Mass for the Merseyside Polish Community (Crypt)
  4.00 pm          Mass (Royal Liverpool University Hospital)
  7.00 pm          Mass (Crypt)