Religion at Home
With physical gatherings no longer an option, religious venues and organisations across the city are having to find new ways to bring everyone together in worship. For many people, keeping in contact with their faith is now more important than ever. We’ve put together some of the great ways that groups across the city are continuing to keep their communities together, from the comfort and safety of their own homes.
Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool
Holy Week and Easter Sunday is one of the most important times in the Christian calendar so Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral will be live streaming services throughout the period. Archbishop Malcolm McMahon will lead services including Easter Sunday mass.
The Dean of the Cathedral will also be releasing his weekly message to worshippers on the Cathedral’s website and following Easter weekend, Sunday Mass will be live streamed on their Facebook and Youtube channels every week.
Whilst Liverpool Cathedral has had to close its doors for the time being, they have launched a brand new website, Prayer for Liverpool. The website will feature filmed worship, prayers to take part in at home and a resources section that features pre-worship worksheets, craft ideas for children and activities for those across the city who are home-schooling their children.
Liverpool Muslims App
Whilst the Liverpool Muslims App isn’t new, now is a great time to download it if you haven’t already. The app aims to bring together Muslims across the city and is a free community app available to download from the App Store. The app features all of the latest Coronavirus guidance but also offers latest news from Liverpool’s Muslim community, prayer timetables and video streams. With mosques across Liverpool shutting their doors temporarily, this is a great way to stay connected to the city’s Muslim community.
Like many other religious venues across the city, Allerton Synagogue has started running services online, allowing worshippers to come together from the safety of their own homes. The synagogue is running a series of services via the video platform Zoom, including a busy schedule through Pesach, with links to the streams available on the service timetable here.
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