cathedral and Parish:
Deanery Day Visit
July 3rd, 2004

2004 marks the centenary of the foundation of the mother church of the Anglican Diocese of Liverpool. As part of the year-long programme of worship, celebration and special events, the Cathedral has played host to the churches of the Diocese at a series of Deanery Days. On Saturday, July 3rd, it was the turn of the Bootle and Sefton Deaneries (of which latter our parishes are part) to be invited to visit the Cathedral for a day of worship, workshops and tours.

Our pictures show various aspects of Liverpool Cathedral on that day. Those of the interior of the cathedral itself show something of the vast scale of the building, its soaring stonework and towering stained glass windows. The remainder were taken during a tour of the cathedral's huge and imposing tower. Various parts of the tower housed a temporary exhibition on the theme of radio broadcasting, entitled 'Trans Mittere': the picture of the awe-inspiring bell chamber shows  a facsimile transmitter erected on top of the world's highest and heaviest peal of bells. The views from the tower, which is far and away the most commanding viewpoint on Merseyside, show the fine array of buildings around St James's Mount, the city centre, the neighbouring, and much less lofty, Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral (known affectionately on Merseyside as 'Paddy's Wigwam'!), the fine sweep of the Mersey River and the famous group of buildings at the Pier Head.

Words and pictures by Chris Price

Click on any of these pictures for a larger image. Follow this link to the Liverpool Cathedral website.

Follow this link for the 'Parish' pictures - from the Sunday Schools Party in the Vicarage garden.


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