Join us this Remembrance Tide

09th November 2023

Schoolchildren have taken part in Remembrance Workshops at Carlisle Cathedral making poppies out of tissue to create their own wreaths.

Join us this Remembrance Tide.

Each school has then laid its wreath in the cathedral’s Border Regimental Chapel before listening to a recording of the Last Post and observing the silence.

Run by Carlisle Cathedral’s Learning and Volunteer Officer, the cathedral will have welcomed eleven local schools in advance of Remembrance Sunday.

This Saturday the Dean of Exeter, the Very Revd Jonathan Greener will bless a Garden of Remembrance on the Cathedral Green at 10.55am before leading people in the two-minute silence.

Earlier on Saturday Exeter Cathedral is welcoming all visitors for free, and offering free breakfast from 9am – 10.50 to mark the Archbishop of Canterbury’s  visit to Devon as part of his Come and See Mission Weekend.

Remembrance Sunday at the cathedral will begin at 10:50am with a Wreath Laying Ceremony at the war memorial on Exeter’s Cathedral Green before a special civic service inside the cathedral.

This Saturday Peterborough Cathedral Choir, the Youth Choir and the Festival Chorus will perform a moving concert to mark Remembrance Day at St John’s Church in the Cathedral Square with music to include Rutter’s Requiem. Tickets are available on the door.

Sheffield Cathedral is inviting people to become angels with a glass angel wing art installation this Remembrance Tide.

This three metre high installation is made up of 110 glass feathers, individually sculpted in clear glass with fine cane work inclusions by leading glass artist Layne Rowe.

Each feather is hung from the bone of the wings forged in metal by Ryan Harms. Their craftmanship forms the three-metre high glass angel wings which serve as a symbol of freedom, unity and strength.

Layne Rowe explained that he gained his inspiration for the piece experiencing the release of trained pigeons during his childhood.

He said:

“Seeing these birds take flight has stayed with me since childhood. For centuries the power of flight has influenced mythological creatures such as Pegasus and Angels. 

“These glass wings are a symbol of freedom, unity, strength and power, yet providing a sense of humility,’ he added.

The wings are on display in the cathedral until the end of November and members of the public are invited to take photos with the wings behind them to emulate an angel.

Ely Cathedral’s Service of Remembrance will start at 10.30am and will follow a parade from the town to the Cathedral and afterwards, there will be a march through town and a parade and Act of Remembrance in the Market Square.

A service will begin at Blackburn Cathedral at 9.30am on Sunday followed by a parade to the city’s cenotaph in Corporation Park for the wreath laying and to observe the silence.

You can find a service or event to mark Remembrance Tide at a cathedral near you. Know our cathedrals are open and you are always welcome to come in and say a prayer, light a candle or simply sit and pause a while.