Gloucester cathedral prepares to commemorate WW1

Gloucester cathedral prepares to commemorate WW1

Gloucester cathedral prepares to commemorate WW1

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GLOUCESTER Cathedral will pay tribute to Gloucestershire's fallen on the National Day for Commemoration of the start of WW1.

From 9am on Monday, August 4 the names of Gloucestershire’s fallen will be read out by members of the Clergy and Parish representatives.

The commemoration will take place in the Cathedral’s Lady Chapel, which was recently awarded £235,000 of government funding for vital repairs.

All are welcome to come and reflect throughout the day until all the names have been read out.

Between 10 pm and 11pm Gloucester Cathedral will join millions of individuals, households and companies in a national moment of reflection for “Lights Out” organised by The Royal British Legion.

Everyone in the UK is encouraged to turn off their lights, leaving only a single light or candle on for this symbolic act of reflection and hope.

The aim is to light one million candles across the UK to remember each and every one of those Service men and women who gave their lives in the war to end all wars.

The Very Reverend Stephen Lake, Dean of Gloucester said: “Commemoration is different from remembrance. Commemorating the beginning of World War One is as much an act of penance as one of thanksgiving for sacrifice.”

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