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A Service of Dedication of the Restored Rigg Monument

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Monday 6th March 2017

The Vicar and Churchwardens of St Lawrence together with York Civic Trust announce a service of dedication of the restored Rigg Monument by the Archbishop of York, in the presence of the Lord Mayor of York and Civic Party on Saturday 11th March at 3pm at St Lawrence Parish Church.

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu said: “It is an honour to rededicate the Rigg family memorial at St Lawrence’s Church. As we rededicate this memorial we hold before God not just those who have been touched by tragedy in the past but those who continue to live with the loss of loved ones today. As we remember together, may we each know the presence of God giving us his comfort and hope for the future”.

The Revd Jane Nattrass said: “St Lawrence lies at the heart of the community it serves. It has been a real delight to be able to work with local partners in the Civic Trust and others to bring about this restoration and rededication. As we work with others we find that we can achieve even more than we thought possible – with God suddenly all things come within reach”.

David Fraser, Chief Executive of York Civic Trust, said “Our city is a special place because of the depth of our history. Through the Trust’s City Enhancement Fund we repair and maintain the fabric of the city so that thought-provoking stories from our past are accessible to residents and visitors alike. The story of the Rigg Monument strikes a resonance which moves everybody. When we heard it had fallen into disrepair, we knew we had to act. After two years of working with sponsors and partners, I am delighted that we have all succeeded in bringing the monument back into the public eye.“

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