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LIVERPOOL CATHEDRAL CELEBRATING 50 YEARS
- A LOOK BACK AT OUR COMMEMORATIVE ISSUE
At the beginning of every new year, we look forward with hope and 2021 is no different. In fact our hope may be even greater for the coming year after the events of 2020. Our front cover shows the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, the birthplace of the Saviour, the Light that shines in the darkness. As we move forward may we pray with hope for the coming year that the Light of Christ may shine in our world and in our hearts and may each of us have a happy and blessed 2021.
This month marks the centenary of the death of Liverpool’s first Archbishop – Archbishop Thomas Whiteside. He became Archbishop on 28 October 1911 when Liverpool was established as a Metropolitan See; he had already been serving as Bishop of the then Diocese of Liverpool since 15 August 1894 and so served over 26 years - our longest serving Bishop. It was the Archbishop Whiteside Memorial Fund which first began raising funds for a Cathedral. As we remember him we give thanks for his life, his work among the people of the archdiocese and his vision.