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A National Day of Reflection for the first anniversary of lockdown

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To commemorate the first anniversary of lockdown, York Minster will open from 11.30am to welcome people for prayer, quiet reflection and to light candles for family, friends and loved ones. A Chaplain will be present throughout the day and prayers will be said hourly.

The Minster will fall still at 12 noon for a national one minute silence.

The National Day of Reflection will be facilitated in accordance with York Minster’s strict Covid-security measures. These include social distancing, hand sanitising, a one-way system, cleaning of all surfaces between visits and no more than 75 people in the cathedral at any one time.

A pre-recorded service will also be available on this page and on our YouTube channel at 5.30pm. Click here for the order of service.

The Church of England, Marie Curie, Hope UK, Care for the Family, Ataloss and many charities and organisations across the UK, will all join forces to commemorate the first anniversary of the nationwide Coronavirus lockdown. Follow the links to find out more about the support they are offering.

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