Liverpool Cathedral


Liverpool Cathedral
St James’ Mount
Liverpool, L1 7AZ

Travel information

A short walk from the heart of the city centre will bring you to the Cathedral, which can be found by walking up Mount Pleasant and then turning right into Hope Street. The entrance can be found off Upper Duke St.

Starting from the Albert Dock, cross over the Strand dual carriageway, walk past the Police HQ towards Hanover Street, and turn right into Duke Street. Continue up the hill to the end of Duke Street and straight across the crossroads by Chinatown Arch into Upper Duke Street. The Cathedral driveway and entrance is approx 100m up the hill on the right.

By Bus
(from Liverpool 1 Bus Depot in City Centre)
Bus routes 20, 32(a), 82(a-c), 83, 182 (alight at Great George Street)

By Car
From M6 North or South, leave at Junction 21A and take M62 (West) for Liverpool. At the end of the M62, follow signs for City Centre and then brown heritage signs for ‘Cathedrals’.

From Cheshire, follow signs to Liverpool via Tunnels, there is a £1.50 toll each way for cars (dearer for larger vehicles and buses/coaches). When reaching Liverpool exit follow signs to city centre and ‘Cathedrals’.

Car Parking is available at the Cathedral, with a pay-on-exit charge. Off-site multi storey car parking is also available in Mount Pleasant, about 10 mins walk from the Cathedral, and in neighbouring Duke Street. Limited street parking is also available around the Cathedral perimeter, some free, but mostly on a pay-and-display basis.

By Rail
The nearest main line station is Liverpool Lime Street. A 20 minute walk along Renshaw Street, following signs to the ‘Cathedrals’. Walk up(hill) to Hope Street where you will be 5 minutes away from the Cathedral.

The nearest Merseyrail station is Central Station in the City Centre. A 20 minute walk up(hill) Bold Street, again following signs to the ‘Cathedrals’ will get you to Hope Street, 5 minutes from the Cathedral.


Limited parking on the cathedral grounds is available to visitors/users with a pay on exit system. If you are visiting the shop only, there is a ‘half hour free’ policy.

Visitor Hours

0800 - 1800 daily (except Christmas Day - open until 2pm). Closures of the main Cathedral areas may have to be put in place during the year for special services/events - please check out the official website for further info.


Free - Donations invited and welcomed

Arranged visits

Guided Tours

For any information concerning visits to the Cathedral and booking tours please contact the Visitor Services Manager: Jenny Moran Tel: 0151 702 7284 (direct) Email:

Daytime tours available: 10am - 4pm Mon-Fri, 10am - 1.30pm Sat. Sunday afternoon by pre-arrangement

All tours Free of Charge. Donations invited with suggested level of £3.00 per head.

Evening tours: by special arrangement only - a one-off charge will be applicable


Jenny Moran, our Visitor Services Manager is happy to assist you in arranging a tour for your group and happy to meet any budget. Ring her on 0151 702 7284 or email:

School Visits

School tours take place Monday - Friday 10am - 3:30 pm. The tours fall into two categories - ‘general’ or ‘specialised’.

General educational tours are similar to a traditional tour. They may be restricted to certain areas of the Cathedral where a class teacher has a particular interest or the ages of the children restrict the time spent in the Cathedral.

Specialised educational tours are in response to a specific request, these will be for Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 or 4 in the National Curriculum.

Ring Sarah O’Donoghue on 0151 702 7210 or Dianne Rothwell on 0151 702 7201/7221



8:30am Morning Prayer & Holy Communion
10.30am The Cathedral Eucharist. Children are welcome in the Cathedral and are invited to the Education Centre during the Eucharist. (Term time only).
10.30am Zone 2 - an informal, all-age cafe style worship held in the Concert Room of the function Suite below the Cathedral
3.00pm Choral Evensong (visiting choirs during the summer holidays)
4.00pm Holy Communion

Monday to Friday:
8.30am Morning Prayer & Holy Communion
12.05pm Holy Communion
5.30pm Choral Evensong (Said Evening Prayer on Wednesdays)

8.30am Morning Prayer & Holy Communion
12.05pm Holy Communion
3.00pm Choral Evensong (in term time - Said Evening Prayer otherwise)


Worship page


Events page


    Shop, Mezzanine Cafe for snacks, Welsford Restaurant for main meals, Venue hire, Functions and conference centre, disabled access to main floor at 2 separate points. 2-storey welfare block including full disabled and baby changing facilities. New disabled lift access also from Lady Chapel to Main Floor and via chair lift from Main Floor into the lower level Well area in the Main Nave

Facilities for disabled

    Dedicated disabled parking bays close to main disabled access points into building (parking fees apply). Main floor accessible for wheelchairs. (lifts - 2 x locations)
    Mezzanine Cafe accessible via internal lift in shop area
    Disabled toilets.
    New disabled lift access from Lady Chapel to main floor.
    Working dogs allowed (for deaf and blind visitors)
    Braille welcome leaflet (English only) available on request
    DVD of information for deaf/hard of hearing - fully BSL signed, available from the shop.
    Access to the Well area from the main floor via chair lift.
    Access to Ambulatory area from the main floor at east end via chair lift
    Portable ramps available on request for access into main choir and chancel areas
    Large Screen TV link at ground floor level showing live, zoom and pan, views across the city from tower top

Further information


Visitor Service Manager

Telephone number

0151 709 7284

Email address

Facsimile number

0151 702 7292

Website address

Liverpool Cathedral