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At just before 11.00am, York Minster will come to a standstill as prayers are said for all those who made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of their country in the First and Second World Wars and in subsequent conflicts since. Great Peter will toll eleven times at 11.00am followed by the National Two Minutes’ Silence.
Details of our Remembrance Sunday services can be found here.
Armistice Day forms part of a Season of Remembering at the Minster which includes the Feast of All Saints Day on Monday 1 November, a day to remember those who have died on All Souls’ Day on Tuesday 2 November, an installation in the Chapter House of the Yorkshire Speak Their Name memorial quilt (2 – 10 November), and the Service of Thanksgiving and Commemoration for Remembrance Sunday on 13 November.
York Minster’s Season of Remembering
This year’s Season of Remembering at York Minster will help us to engage with the extraordinary power of love, the grief and pain of bereavement and the opportunity to honour and to pay our respects to those who have died in past conflicts.
The Revd Canon Michael Smith, Acting Dean of York, said: “All of us carry in our hearts the memory of relatives, friends, colleagues and acquaintances who have died leaving us bereft. Many are still grieving for those who died during the pandemic when visiting the sick was difficult or impossible and attendance at funerals were limited. This year we will all also be remembering Queen Elizabeth II and all that she meant to us, our nation and the Commonwealth.
“We are providing a safe place for people to grieve, to remember, to honour and to pray for all their loved ones who have died, whether they died years ago or in recent months. We hope that people will attend services or simply just come to the Minster to sit, reflect, pray or to light a candle in memory of their loved ones.”
More information about York Minster’s season of Remembering can be found here.
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