As the countdown to Eurovision is well underway and the excitement in the city and beyond builds, we look into what is happening in the archdiocese and beyond during the much - loved song content.
Since February 2022, the Archdiocese of Liverpool has been running the#Liverpool4Ukraine appeal, helping those impacted by the war both in Ukraine and in the north west.
The archdiocese will embark on its fifth journey to the Ukrainian border to deliver essential aid on Saturday 6 May, returning on Thursday 11 May.
The dates were carefully selected to coincide with Eurovision to further strengthen the links between the city and Ukraine but also to highlight that the reason the song contest is being held in Liverpool is because Ukraine was unable to host it due to the ongoing conflict.
Cathedral hosts Ukrainian artwork
If art is more your thing then why not visit the Metropolitan Cathedral as it been chosen to host the sculpture ‘The Need for Freedom’ by prominent contemporary Ukrainian artist, Dmytro Iv.
This striking artwork, which shows the figure of a chained but rising woman, represents Ukraine’s struggle for peace and freedom.
Created in 2012 and measuring 7 foot in height, it consists of dozens of steel chains welded together in over four thousand points.
The artwork was previously exhibited in the UK in 2015, when it won a silver award at the prestigious international contemporary art festival ‘Passion for freedom’.
The Metropolitan Cathedral is open seven days a week between 8am - 6pm. Entrance is free.
Throughout the week of Eurovision, the Church communities in Liverpool are providing opportunities for people to come together in prayer, fellowship and worship.All are welcome to join:
United in Worship:
Wednesday 10 May (7pm) An ecumenical worship service at the Metropolitan Cathedral. With music from Walton Salvation Army Brass Band, New Song Wirral and the joint choir of Liverpool Cathedral and Liverpool Metropolitan. Cathedral.
If you’re unable to attend in person, you can watch it on livestream on: imagine-peace.co.uk
Daily Prayer Walks (9am):
Tuesday 9– Saturday 13 May.
Meeting at the Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1BY – by The Beatles Statue.
• Tuesday 9 May (11am) Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
• Wednesday 10 May (12 noon) Strawberry Field, Beaconsfield Road, Woolton
• Thursday 11 May (12 noon) Liverpool Parish Church, “Our Lady and St Nicholas”
• Friday 12 May (11am) Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
Various Events at Strawberry Field, Beaconsfield Rd, Liverpool L25 6EJ. Open 10am – 6pm (Mon – Sat)