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The Dean’s Weekly Message – 8th May 2022 Posted on Saturday 7 May 2022

Cathedral News

Cathedral Census
After the events of the last few years, the Cathedral community continues to reflect and look for ways in which we can move forward together.  As you will know, the importance of having up to date information for all in our regular community – parishioners and those who regularly worship here – has never been more important.

From this weekend, and for the next four weekends, all visitors attending Mass will be asked to fill in a census form after the service. This census should only take 2 – 5 minutes to complete. Help from volunteers and clergy will be available for those who may struggle to fill in the form. All data will be managed according to Archdiocesan GDPR guidelines, a link to which is included in the questionnaire.

The Golden Book of Remembrance
For the past 50 years generous donors have been giving to the cost of the Cathedral, and asking for a remembrance at Mass for themselves, members  of their families and their friends, by way of an inscription in the Golden Book which is situated in its own special Chapel in the Cathedral.  Due to long term sickness the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King is looking for a volunteer to help out with enquires and to process inscriptions in the Golden Book Office for approx. 1-2 days a week. If you enjoy dealing with members of the public, are organised, with a good sense of attention to detail, and have a few hours a week that you could put to good use this may be the volunteer role for you.  If you are interested in learning more please contact Claire Hanlon, Executive Assistant to the Dean on 0151 7099222 extension 201 or email

Mass Transfer
Due to the Organ Restoration Project and the scaffold due to go up around the Blessed Sacrament Chapel once again, we are having to transfer our daily Masses to a different location than usual.

Our usual weekday timetable has now resumed.

For next week please note:-
Monday 9 May 2022 – Friday 13 May
8am Mass will in the Crypt Chapel
12.15pm Mass will be in the Crypt Chapel
5.00pm Mass will be in the Lady Chapel

The Paradox of Abundance
Over 800 million people go hungry each day. Yet the world produces over 4 billion tonnes of food and we only need 3.7 billion tonnes to feed everyone. From all this food produced, a third is wasted. St John Paul II called this ‘the paradox of abundance.’ Clearly the current global food system is not working. But as Pope Francis said, “Each of us has a role to play in transforming food systems for the benefit of people and the planet.” Let’s respond to his call! CAFOD’s new campaign is called Fix the Food System. See for more information, including an invitation for parish groups to learn about the impact of our food with our Fix the Food System: a 7-station journey resource.