News from around the Archdiocese of Liverpool
In 1853 Edward Welby Pugin was instructed to draw plans for a gothic Cathedral to be sited in the grounds of St Edward's College in Everton and in 1857 Bishop Alexander Goss opened the Lady Chapel of the Cathedral but the project lapsed because of the cost of new parishes and the provision of schools in the diocese.
In 1922 Archbishop Frederick William Keating began a fund for a memorial to his predecessor Archbishop Thomas Whiteside. Archbishop Richard Downey succeeded him in 1928
The Cathedra is the seat or chair of the Archbishop in the Cathedral. There have been four Archbishops of Liverpool since 1967.
Our Auxiliary Bishops
Auxiliary Bishops assist the Archbishop in the running of the Archdiocese. Since the Consecration of the Metropolitan Cathedral there have been seven ...
Monsignor Peter Cookson succeeded Bishop Malone as Cathedral Administrator in 1989 and it was during his time at the Cathedral that the title Cathedral Dean was established ...
Cathedral Administrators and Deans
Monsignor Thomas McKenna was the first Administrator of the newly consecrated Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King.
30 May 1982, saw the
visit of Pope St John Paul II
In 1979 Mother Teresa was welcomed to the Metropolitan Cathedral by the then Administrator, Canon Michael O’Connor.
The people’s Cathedral
On Sunday 16 April 1989, the day following Hillsborough, the Cathedral became the focal point of the city. Thousands flocked to the Cathedral for support as Archbishop Derek Worlock
A year in the life of the Cathedral
Photos depicting a year in the life of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Liverpool
From it’s earliest days the Cathedral has extended a Ministry of Welcome to those coming to worship and visitors alike.
The unique musical tradition of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral is due almost entirely to the Duffy brothers, Philip held the post of Master of the Music from 1966 to 1996
The Golden Book
A Cathedral does not run itself but relies on dedicated staff and an army of volunteers. The Cathedral Dean, Canon Anthony O’Brien, is assisted in the spiritual life of the Cathedral
Another aspect of Cathedral life is that it also serves as a parish church, with all the pastoral responsibilities involved including primary schools.
Dean Anthony O'Brien
For Canon Anthony O’Brien, there was a glimpse of the future of the Metropolitan Cathedral during the Year of Mercy celebrations that took place in 2016.
A glimpse of the Golden Jubilee celebrations.
Our Beautiful Cathedral
A glimpse of some of the photographs taken of the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
Canon Christopher Cunningham, Winifred Park and Eileen Petrie share their memories of the Metropolitan Cathedral