"Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord my soul! I will praise him as long as I live;
I will sing to my God all my life..."
- Psalm 146
The chapel is at the heart of the University. It is always open, and easy to find. It is your space, so come and use it. It is a great place to come for a moment of quiet prayer or come and join others in our daily community prayers. Both the Roman Catholic and Anglican sacraments are reserved in the tabernacle at the heart of this soaring, simple place for the spirit.
Trinity Chapel is found on the first floor of the Hilda Constance Allen Building. It is a quiet, serene space, which contains a striking portrayal (by the artist Ghislaine Howard) of Mary's visit to Elizabeth, an image of friendship and tenderness. It now houses the University Senate room. Trinity Chapel is open for prayer throughout the day when the Senate Room is not in use.
- St Matthew 1:23
Every week day in term time a growing community of staff and students gather together for prayer in Hope Chapel. You are welcome to join us.
Monday, Wednesday to Friday: 8:30am - 8:45am: A great way to start the day, be inspired and refreshed, unload whatever you're carrying, and give thanks to God. This time of prayer is held before the Tabernacle, where Christ is present through the consecrated bread of the eucharist.
Monday - Wednesday & Friday 5.30-5.55pm This beautiful, reflective service incorporates adoration of Christ present in the consecrated bread of the eucharist, and is based on the ancient monastic office of Compline. There is some simple singing, silence and space to stand still at the end of the day.
Tuesdays – Meditation – 1pm Hope Chapel, Side Chapel – a time to focus and relax into the presence of God and reconnect with your true self.
Thursdays – ‘The Gathering’ - 4.15-4.45pm
This student-led time of prayer is an excellent opportunity to experience the richness of many different Christian traditions, inspired by the annual 24-Hour Vigil of Prayer for Christian Unity, held every January, when people from across the University and city gather in Hope Chapel to celebrate their common Christian identity, and pray for the healing of the broken Body of Christ.
Holy Communion – Tuesdays 8.30am
This simple, quiet early morning service is held in the small side-chapel off Hope Chapel.
Sung Eucharist – Thursdays 5pm
We then move into a traditional 'bells and smells' Holy Communion service. It is a very meditative and prayerful service, making good use of iconography and Bible-based preaching.
We think that knowing people at church and being part of a community is really important. Why not give us a go?
The Catholic community welcomes you to Hope and welcomes you to come along to Mass. The Catholic community is very friendly and open-minded. We are open to growing in our faith together. We are very lucky at Liverpool Hope to have a Redemptrist monastic community and parish across the road from us, which runs many services throughout the day as well as a convent nearby.
Eucharistic Service: Thursday 1pm
The Catholic community celebrates a Eucharistic service every Thursday in the side-chapel at 1pm; accessed from inside the main chapel, led by one of the university’s Eucharistic Ministers. The eucharist connects us every time we gather to celebrate, with the story of Christ’s love for us, and helps us bring our concerns into his presence.
Vigil Mass: Saturday at 6.00pm – Bishop Eton Parish Church
The centre of the Christian life is the Eucharist. Liverpool Hope is blessed to be located just across the road from a Redemptorist monastic and parish community at Bishop Eton. There are daily masses offered and on Saturdays a group of Hope students join the parishioners at the Vigil Mass.
The Cornerstone C.L.C. group are a bunch of creative artists and performers who seek to find God in art and meditation. The group is very ecumenical with people from across the entire Christian spectrum. The deep desire to know God more drives the group. The group are very lively and funny but are also committed to growing in their faith. Meeting Cornerstone Refectory Wednesdays 3.50pm, and SFX Church from 4pm.
Lots of people write prayers and put them in our prayer pots, located near the front door of the Chaplaincy, and at the back of Hope Chapel. The chaplaincy team regularly pray these prayers out loud for you to our loving God. If something is really getting you down then it might be a good idea to talk to someone; the chaplains are always here to talk to. We are open-minded and non-judgemental. We also make a great cup of tea and are sometimes known to even be humorous. There is a little room in the chaplaincy, which is a great place to talk to one of the chaplains in a more private setting.
In 2010 a Prayer Room with ablution facilities, suitable for Muslim prayers, was opened at Hope Park for the use of staff and students, located between the Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies Department and the laundry. The room is open to all who wish to use it, but requires a code to open the door, so you can worship privately, #C1236.