Heritage Open Days are almost upon us again and this year, Ss Peter & Paul and St Philomena has two events that we hope you will find of interest. They are free of charge, although we will not refuse a donation toward the restoration of this unique Wirral landmark church.
Heritage Open Days at the Dome of Home feature Scaffolding tours and the Organ recital. We also seek volunteers to help make the events a success.
Scaffolding Tour – Saturday 18th September
Explore the inside of the Church in a unique way – using the scaffolding! Also meet the Architect overseeing the current interior refurbishment works.
High level tours 2pm, 3pm, 4pm & 5pm – Accessible to physically able with alternative low level discussion
Low level discussion 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm & 4.30pm – for the less physically able.
A display of the works programme and a film by Liverpool TV on our project will be available to watch in the narthex.
Due to the limited number of people being permitted on a tour, free tickets must be reserved via Eventbrite here:
Organ recital – various dates below – all performances start at 4pm
|19 September 2021||French Organ Mass (F. Couperin Messe pour les paroisses)|
|17 October 2021||Italian Organ Mass (Frescobaldi Fiori musicali)|
|14 November 2021||Lutheran Organ Mass (J. S. Bach Clavier-Übung III)|
|12 December 2021||Bach & Daquin for Advent & Christmas|
|23 January 2022||Gregorian Chant in Lutheran Liturgy & Organ|
|27 February 2022||Music for Lent|
|27 March 2022||Magnificat: Music for Our Lady|
|24 April 2022||Music for Easter|
|22 May 2022||Lutheran Hymnody|
|19 June 2022||Veni, Sancte Spiritus: Pentecost|
Mr. Christian Spence (organist)
the Canons of the ICKSP and the Sisters Adorers of the Royal Heart of Jesus (singers)
Free of charge.
All followed by a National Lottery ‘thank you’ cuppa!
Volunteers are required to help with these events, if you can help with :
Preparing the hard hats between tours
Welcoming visitors and answering questions about our church
Distributing posters and flyers to the local area
To volunteer, contact us here.
|Christmas Schedule 2020|
Thursday 24th December
Vigil of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ
|8.15am||Divine Office of Prime with Chant of the Martyrology for Christmas|
|9am||Low Mass of the Vigil|
|4.30pm||First Vespers of the Nativity|
|6pm||Matins of the Nativity|
|9pm||Procession to the Crib and ‘Midnight’ Sung Mass|
|10.30pm||Procession to the Crib and ‘Midnight’ Sung Mass|
To balance social distancing and anticipated demand, there will
be two Midnight Masses.
The first at 9pm is now fully booked, the second is at 10.30pm. Pre-bookings are required.
Maximum capacity is 80 seats at each Mass
|Friday 25th December
The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ
|8.30am||Low Mass (Missa secunda or the Dawn Mass)|
|10.30am||Sung Mass (Missa tertia or Mass during the Day)|
|5.30pm||Vespers and Benediction|
|Saturday 26th December
St Stephen’s Day
|Sunday 27th December
Sunday within the Octave
|10.30am||Sung Mass and blessing of wine in honour of St. John|
|Thursday 31 December|
|9pm||Adoration and & singing of the Te Deum
in thanksgiving for the past year (Plenary Indulgence attached).
|Friday 1st January|
|10am||Singing of the Veni Creator Followed by Low Mass
(Plenary Indulgence attached).
On Sunday 26th July at 10.30am, the First Solemn High Mass celebrated Canon Stephen Sharpe followed by first blessings of a newly ordained priest will take place at St Peter & Paul and St Philomena.
A plenary indulgence is available under usual conditions: Confession, Holy Communion & Prayer for the Sovereign Pontiff for those receiving the first blessing.
We intend to provide a gift for the new Canon. If you would like to participate please contact Canon Poucin.
The schedule for Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday is as follows:
Saturday 11th April – Sabbato Sancto
|7pm||Easter Vigil and Sung Mass|
Sunday 12th April – Dominica Resurrectionis
|9.30am||Sung Mass and Sermon|
|5.30pm||Second Vespers of Easter Sunday|
|6pm||Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament|
You can view all these events via our Live Stream service here.