Remembrance Day at Cathedrals

10th November 2021

Remembrance will take place under the Moon at Chichester Cathedral, Hereford’s Remembrance Garden opens and York Minster’s flower arrangers put the final touches to the Remembrance cross today.

Remembrance Day Events at Cathedrals Near You

Chichester Cathedral is offering people the opportunity to pause, reflect and pay their respects to all those who lost their lives in conflicts around the world under Luke Jerram’s touring art installation, Museum of the Moon this Remembrance Day.

Measuring seven metres in diameter, the Museum of the Moon blends lunar imagery and surround-sound composition, and will form the backdrop to Chichester Cathedral’s Remembrance services this week.

A Field of Remembrance has opened in Hereford Cathedral gardens.

Remembrance Day at Hereford Cathedral

Around 1,500 crosses have been planted in memory of over 4,000 local people who lost their lives in conflicts around the world.

The Field of Remembrance opened with a dedication service led by the Cathedral clergy and remains open until Monday. Visitors are welcome to read the books of Remembrance and lay crosses in memory of loved ones. Poppies are also available there too.

Herefordshire Royal British Legion members and volunteers manage the memorial every year.

York Minster’s flower arrangers added the finishing touches today to a large cross being decorated with poppies ahead of the cathedral’s services to mark Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday.

Remembrance Day at York Minster

The large wooden cross, measuring approximately 3m wide by 6m long, will lay horizontal in the centre of the Nave, and will form the centrepiece at services for Remembrance including the national two minutes’ silence, the Annual Service of Thanksgiving and Commemoration for Remembrance Sunday at 10.30am and concluding with the Choir of York Minster performing Faure’s Requiem at 4pm, part of a moving and contemplative service of Holy Communion. This service will be livestreamed.

Some of our cathedrals that are able to, will light up red for Remembrance – including Gloucester, Hereford, Lincoln, and Rochester, and all of them are hosting services and special events this Remembrance Tide.

Please check your local cathedral’s website for service times and further details

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