Almost twenty years ago Professor Ray Donnelly, a Liverpool cancer surgeon, was exploring ways in which to respond to the spiritual needs of those people who are affected by cancer. A group of like – minded people came together and devised an ecumenical service, PAUSE for HOPE, which has been held annual ever since, alternating between Liverpool’s two cathedrals. It has since spread to Chester, Manchester, Glasgow, the Isle of Man and various other centres throughout the country.
On Sunday 19th March at 3pm we will be hold Birmingham’s first PAUSE for HOPE service in St Chad’s Cathedral. Archbishop Bernard, Bishop Anne and a whole host of local people will be leading the prayers, music and readings.