Each year we keep Black History Month but this year we are doing more than we have done in previous years.
The death of George Floyd in the USA gave a renewed commitment to address the issues of racism and racial inequality in our societies and institutions. #BlackLivesMatter has caused us to consider our history and our present practice, who we are and how we live and to look at who we memorialise.
As part of the commitment of the Chapter to be a Cathedral community 'inclusive : faithful : radical' the 6.00pm services each Sunday in October will focus on the stories we have to tell. The Dean has conducted interviews with four members of the congregations at the Cathedral and St Hugh's and these have been combined with readings, prayers and music.
The stories are powerful and moving and we are grateful to our friends for telling us their story.
These services will be online and will replace Night Prayer in October. They will be on Facebook, YouTube and via the Cathedral website.