The Church of England, Marie Curie, Hope UK, Care for the Family, Ataloss and many charities and organisations across the UK have joined forces for a National Day of Reflection to commemorate the first anniversary of the nationwide Coronavirus lockdown.
Taking place on Tuesday 23rd March, Chichester Cathedral will join the day of reflection by observing a minute’s silence at midday and The Dean of Chichester, The Very Reverend Stephen Waine, has also recorded a number of prayers accessible online for those at home. These prayers will be made available on this webpage and on social media.
The Dean said:
“This time last year Chichester Cathedral closed its doors as the country faced its first lockdown. Over the past year we have found new ways to continue in our duty: streaming a regular pattern of services, developing digital resources, and even launching a virtual pilgrimage.
One year later we remain open for prayer, worship and services. The Cathedral’s witness to the love of God for his people has endured for over 900 years, and the Cathedral remains a strong symbol of God’s presence alongside us.
As we look to the future with hope and optimism, we continue to pray for those affected by the pandemic, the lives lost and affected in our city, diocese and nation.”