"To ease, through prayer, the burden of cancer on individuals, their loved ones and the community and to pray that the day will come quickly when all cancers can be prevented or cured."

History

Liverpool Protestant and Catholic Cathedral

The initiative came from retired thoracic surgeon Professor Ray Donnelly, MBE FRCS, Founder and President of the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation. He was supported by Bro Ken Vance SJ and other cancer charities on Merseyside including Marie Curie Cancer Care, The Lily Centre, the Linda McCartney Centre, Macmillan Cancer Support, Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology NHS Trust,the North West Cancer Research Fund, Sunflowers and Woodlands Hospice.

The ecumenical service was first held in 1999 in St Francis Xavier's Church, Liverpool. Since then services have been held annually in Liverpool, alternating between the Anglican and Roman Catholic cathedrals. Representatives of the Salvation Army and other free churches on Merseyside have taken part in all the services.

Annual services are now also held in Machester and Chester.

The service has proved to be very popular and and is attended by many of the civic dignitaries. In 2009 Pause for Hope began a partnership with BBC Radio Merseyside, resulting in even greater community involvement, further increased in 2010 by a new partnership with the Liverpool Echo.

Other services have been held in different parts of the UK and the Isle of Man and there has also been international interest.

Messages of Hope

A message from:

"A Prayer Companion Through Cancer" by Kate Strickland.

A beautiful book of prayers for anyone coping with cancer.

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Services

Service Details

Services 2018

St Paul's Church, Cantley, Doncaster Sunday 11th February 2018 at 3pm

Cathedral Church of St Philip, Birmingham Sunday 25th February 2018 at 3pm

Chester Cathedral Sunday 3rd June 2018 at 3.30pm

St Bernadette's Church, Motherwell ML1 3PH Wednesday 6th June 2018 at 7pm

St Mirin's Cathedral, Paisley Sunday 8th July 2018 at 4pm

 

Metropolitan Cathedral, Liverpool Sunday 28th October 2018 at 3pm

St Michael and St John's Church Clitheroe Sunday 14th October 2018 at 3pm

HMP Littlehey Huntington, Cambs PE28 0SR Thursday 4th October 2018

Tron Church, Glasgow Thursday 25th October 2018 

Formby Next service 2020

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Further Information

Contact Us

Professor Ray Donnelly MBE FRCS
c/o Roy Castle Centre, Cotton Exchange Building, Bixteth St., Liverpool L3 9LQ
T: 0333 323 7200
Website: www.pauseforhope.org.uk

email: pauseforhope@gmail.com