Evaluating the missional impact of an Advent son et lumiere in Liverpool Cathedral

Francis, L.J. (2024) Evaluating the missional impact of an Advent son et lumiere in Liverpool Cathedral. Theology, 127 (3). ISSN 0040-571X

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This study tests the thesis that innovative cathedral installations and events may soften the boundaries between common ground and sacred space, perhaps especially at Christmas. Over two-fifths of the participants surveyed at the 2023 son et lumiere, The light before Christmas, in Liverpool Cathedral said that their experience made them more likely to attend a carol service in the cathedral and one fifth said they were more likely to attend a Christmas Eve/Day service. By coincidence the 4,749 attendance at the Christmas Eve Carol services was a 21% uplift on the pre-Covid 2019 attendance; the 1,232 attendance at Midnight Mass was a 73% uplift on the 2019 attendance.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published by Sage in 2024. This is an author accepted manuscript of a published open access article available at https://doi.org/10.1177/0040571X241249299. Uploaded in accordance with the publishers self archiving policy.
Keywords: cathedral studies sacred space common ground implicit religion Christmas son et lumiere
Depositing User: Ursula Mckenna
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2024 09:44
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2024 09:23
URI: https://bgro.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/1126

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