Edith Cavell Memorial Services

15 May 2019
18:30 - 19:30
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First World War heroine Edith Cavell’s final journey home to Norfolk a century ago will be remembered at two special services on Wednesday 15 May.

Brave Nurse Cavell helped more than 200 soldiers escape from occupied Belgium and for this she was shot by a German firing squad on October 12 1915.

Her body was returned to the UK after the war and a funeral service was held at Westminster Abbey on May 15 1919, the same day her body was taken from London to Norwich by train and buried at Norwich Cathedral.

100 years on, Nurse Cavell will be remembered at a 12 noon service at Westminster Abbey in London that will also celebrate the life of Florence Nightingale.

The Dean of Norwich, the Very Revd Jane Hedges, will preach at the Westminster Abbey service and the congregation will include about 80 people from Norfolk who will later return by train to Norwich Cathedral for a 6.30pm Commemorative Choral Eucharist at which the Dean of Westminster, the Very Revd Dr John Hall, will preach.

All are welcome to attend the 6.30pm service of commemoration at Norwich Cathedral.

Picture: Paul Hurst