Cathedrals get romantic this Valentine's Day

Liverpool Cathedral is offering couples the chance to enjoy a glass of bubbly as they take in beautiful views of the city from its tower this Valentine's Day.

The tower will be open between 5pm and 8pm for the occasion. Tickets cost £5 and champagne and chocolates will be available to enjoy on the night.

Couples who take up the offer are being encouraged to #tweetfromthetower and post pictures of themselves or their view from the top on Valentine's Day at www.facebook.com/LiverpoolCathedral

Kevin Stott, Cathedral Retail Manager said: "A twilight trip to the tower is a wonderful experience in itself, but it is also the perfect way to start an evening of Valentine's celebrations. We have also had more than one proposal at the top of the tower over the years."

Over in Manchester, the cathedral will be hosting a special service for couples wanting to reaffirm their commitment to each other. 

Couples are invited to come along to the cathedral for 7pm to celebrate and offer their relationship anew to God before they go out and enjoy the rest of their evening together.

Bishop David Walker, Bishop of Manchester, will lead the service.

He said, "I'm expecting Manchester city centre to be pretty lively on St Valentine's Day, full of couples having romantic dinners or just enjoying the night out. It's a great occasion for celebrating the love that holds us together. So to start the evening off, I'm inviting couples to join me at Manchester Cathedral at 7 o'clock.

"There will be a chance to reaffirm the promises we've made and to give thanks for the gift of our lives to each other. We'll hear some prayers and sing a suitable, and well known, hymn or two. We'll be through by 7.30pm.

"That leaves plenty of time to enjoy the rest of the evening, and to enjoy it all the better for having joined in this short celebration of love."

A glass of bubbly will be on offer after the service as couples prepare to go off and celebrate

Tickets for Liverpool Cathedral's tower are available to buy here

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