A candle in the Cathedral A candle in the Cathedral

Remembering 100,000 lives lost.

The coronavirus pandemic has affected our lives on many levels and through these difficult days we hold onto the promise of hope for better days ahead.

Chelmsford Cathedral, along with many churches in Essex and East London, is taking part in a simple Act of Remembrance to mourn lives lost and to pray for all who are suffering.

The Dean of Chelmsford, the Very Revd Nicholas Henshall adds; ‘this week we have seen the death toll from Covid-19 pass 100,000. Whether or not we know someone who has died ourselves, we all understand that each of these individual tragedies has a deep impact on family and friends and those multiple traumas demand our care and attention in whatever way we can offer that.

Here at Chelmsford Cathedral, we will share in the simple act of ringing our bells 100 times at 12 noon on Sunday 31st January as an act of remembrance.   Each of us are invited and encouraged to share in this by keeping a short moment of silence at noon on Sunday’.

The Cathedral is also open daily from 10.30am to 3.30pm (12 noon until 3pm on Sundays) and you are warmly invited to come in, to pray or light a candle to remember a loved one.

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