From the very early days of its origins and then starting to build just after the turn of the 20th Century, through to its completion in 1978 after 74 long, hard, but rewarding years, the unfolding story of this great Cathedral, the largest in the whole of the UK and the fifth largest in the world, is both fascinating and quite unique. Check out the website on www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk on the history section to find out how it managed to survive 2 World Wars, periods of recession and great hardship in this once famous and important port of Liverpool to become a tribute to the dedication of a great many people and their skills. Share the amazing journey through our website, as it becomes evident just how important the Cathedral is to the heart and the life of this now internationally acclaimed City of Liverpool.
Above all else, the Cathedral's Mission is to proclaim that Jesus Christ is alive and that His Gospel is true and relevant to today's world. The Cathedral must seek to live out the Christian faith, a faith rooted and grounded in the life of Jesus Christ. It offers its life as a resource centre for the Christian church on Merseyside, the Diocese and across the region and is a place where skills, expertise, faith and understanding are gathered together in the service of God's kingdom.
The Cathedral is a centre of worship and celebration, exploring the mystery and glory of God and responding to His love. It is a centre of learning, obeying Christ's commission to make known the Gospel through preaching, worship, education programmes and special events. It is a centre of hospitality, welcoming all of our visitors from all corners of the globe, and affirming our common humanity.