The first anniversary of the terrorist attack on London Bridge and the Borough Market will fall on Sunday 3 June
We will be marking that anniversary all day at the Cathedral. Some of our plans are still shaping up, but here is an outline of things that will take place during the day.
People are welcome to join us for one of our services, or simply to come in and light a candle.
We would expect the Cathedral to be open all day – but we may have to have short closure periods for security checks or other preparations prior to the special commemorative events. This will be made clearer nearer the time, and will be well publicised here.
3.00 pm - A Service of Commemoration
We will be holding a special service at 3.00pm at which we will remember the event, give thanks for all that has happened in our community since those terrible events and look again with hope into the future.
8.00 pm - The Grand Iftar
The Grand Iftar will mark the anniversary of the tragic London Bridge and Borough Market attacks and aims to bring all communities together to celebrate Ramadan, to promote resilience and to share the common values of Hope, Peace and Unity.
The evening will commence promptly at 8.00pm with readings, speeches and a special performance by the community, followed by the opening of fast which will take place approximately at 9.10pm. There will be an art exhibition from local artists celebrating the diversity of London and showcasing how London remained united during times of adversity.
How to attend
If you wish to attend the Commemoration Service or the Grand Iftar or both then you must register in advance. Details on how to register will be made available at some point week commencing 21 May 2018. Please do check this website and our Twitter and Facebook page for further information nearer to the time.
We shall also be holding most of our regular services on that day except for our usual 6.00pm service.
Please do join us at one of the following services if you are unable to attend the Commemoration Service.
8.30 am Morning Prayer
9.00 am Eucharist
11.00 am Choral Eucharist