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The feast of Pentecost remembers how the early Christians took their message onto the streets of the city with enthusiasm and energy. Pentecost Celebrations want to capture something of that same spirit of celebration. 

People from across Merseyside normally gather in Hope Street to celebrate the Christian Festival of Pentecost. Inspired by the Pope’s visit to the city in 1982, this bi-annual event has now become a regular feature of life in Liverpool city.

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There was a wonderful Pentecost and Platinum Jubilee Celebration with the Two Cathedrals Choir

The traditional Pentecost service returned to Liverpool 40 years after Pope John Paull II made his historic visit to both cathedrals in 1982. Our ecumenical Pentecost celebrations also formed part of our celebrations for the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen.

The celebrations started with an act of worship on the steps to the Metropolitan Cathedral. Worship and continued with an all age family service at Liverpool Cathedral  Following this we had the Big Picnic for the Platinum Jubilee with big games and fun activities provided by In Another Place.

 Pentecost 2021 in Liverpool

The Liverpool Pentecost 2021 event took place on-line and was entitled: The Spirit at work in our World. The link to the 2 Cathedrals' service can be found here.

The last year or so has been one of significant challenge to us all, yet one that underlines our role as a people of faith to be beacons of hope within our communities. COVID has severely disrupted many of the ways in which we seek to express that - one of which is our annual Pentecost festival based around the two cathedrals.

In 2021, we have again tried to make this 2 Cathedrals Service an online event, and it was an enriching experience for those who joined.

As part of that service, we recognised and celebrated the many ways in which churches are working locally within their communities. We received a number of photographs that in some way or another encapsulates "The Spirit at work in our Community/ World". This might have been a feature of the natural environment, an image from a church building which was particularly inspiring, and examples of people working together to provide support to one another - or something quite different. 

We have included your images within the service on Pentecost Sunday (23rd May 2021) 

Pentecost Celebrations in Liverpool in 2020

In 2020 the event in Liverpool had also taken place on-line because of the COVID 19 pandemic. The virtual walk along Hope Street was led by Sheryl Anderson, Chair of Liverpool Methodist District and there were contributions by Bishop Paul and Archbishop Malcolm as well as the deans of our two cathedrals. To follow this on-line service, please click here.

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United St Helens - Pentecost Celebration was live in May
Welcome to United2021, a joint united church services by and for the churches of St Helens, equipping the church in mission, engaging and transforming our communities.
You can find out more about it by following this link

Prayer for St Helens in the week leading up to Pentecost and on Pentecost SundayUnited St Helens

Prayer for St Helens teamed up with Church in the Square and St Helens Church Leaders to create United2020, a week long programme of online content created by St Helens Church Leaders across the denominations to engage, inspire and transform lives.

People joined each day from 25 - 31 May 2020, and prayers culminating in a United Online Service on Sunday 31 May 2020 all churches engaged with  it - just as they would have done in St Helens Church Square at Pentecost!

The programme  was accessible in a variety of ways - online at or via Facebook and Instagram. 

For those that were not online, a physical resource was produced! Resources can still be accessed by sending an email using this link
One of the key messages of Pentecost is that people of many different nationalities were included and brought together in common accord. At this time in the life our nation, it feels particularly important that these positive narratives are unleashed and heard.           

For the Pentecost 2021 event in St Helens please visit