A simple service of thanksgiving and commemoration for Remembrance Sunday will be livestreamed from York Minster on Sunday 8 November. The service will now be held without a congregation in line with the Government’s new national restrictions to control the spread of the Covid-19 infection.
The Archbishop of York, The Most Revd Stephen Cottrell, will preach at the service which will include the act of commemoration and the national two minutes silence. Only those required for the service will be permitted inside the cathedral on the day.
Commenting on the revised arrangements for the service, York Minster’s Precentor, Canon Vicky Johnson, said: “Now more than ever, we must find ways to keep the people of this country connected to the great traditions that have shaped our history and all of our lives.
“Livestreaming this simple service of thanksgiving and commemoration will make it possible for the people of the City of York and the region to be present in real-time, to pay their respects and to give their thanks for the duty and sacrifice of members of our Armed Services past and present.”
Prayers will be said for the Royal Navy, the British Army, the Royal Air Force, Veterans, the Royal British Legion York and the City of York.
On the same day at 4pm, a service of Digital Evensong will be broadcast from St John’s Chapel in York Minster. St John’s Chapel is a significant place of remembrance for the Military Community in the city and the service will be led by the Revd Richard Hall, Chaplain to the 2nd Signal Regiment and York Garrison and the Revd D J Barrett CF, Assistant Chaplain General, 1st (United Kingdom) Division, Imphal Barracks, York. Music will be provided by the Choir of York Minster.
Access to the Service of Thanksgiving and Commemoration for Remembrance Sunday
The service will be livestreamed from 10.30am on Sunday 8 November. Go to York Minster’s social media accounts or www.yorkminster.org for details on the day.
Access to the Digital Evensong for Remembrance Sunday
The service will be livestreamed from 4pm on Sunday 8 November. Go to York Minster’s social media accounts or www.yorkminster.org for details on the day.