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Please note the Yorkshire Speak Their Name memorial quilt will be unavailable to view on Wednesday 9 November
In the season of remembering, the quilt which will be displayed in the Chapter House movingly commemorates lives lost to suicide. Their individual squares were created in memory of those lost to suicide with a Yorkshire connection.
As well as remembering loved ones they have lost, those making a square are able to connect to and support each other and also find some peace and healing through crafting.
The quilt forms part of a Season of Remembering at the Minster which includes the Feast of All Saints Day on Tuesday 1 November, a day to remember those who have died on All Souls’ Day on Wednesday 2 November, the observation of the national two minutes’ silence on Friday 11 November at 11.00am, 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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