Full details of Norwich Cathedral's Remembrance events

12 November 2018 - 30 November 2018
00:00 - 00:00

As the nation marks the 100th anniversary of the First World War, Norwich Cathedral is hosting a series of poignant events to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the fight for freedom.

For Norwich Cathedral's Remembrance brochure click here: Norwich Cathedral Remembrance 2018 brochure

Throughout November, visitors can walk through A Curtain of Poppies into the Cathedral’s military chapel (St Saviour’s Chapel), the stories of 11 specific soldiers linked the Cathedral and Norwich School are remembered as part of the There But Not There Installation, and an 100 Hearts display tells tales of comradeship and bravery through the artistry of stitch. People can also dedicate a cross to a lost loved one in the Cathedral’s Field of Remembrance in the Cloister Garth.

Reconciliation will be the theme of the Archbishop of Canterbury's visit to the Cathedral on Wednesday 7 November when he will attend Evensong followed by a free evening of events open to all.

This Friday 9 November General the Lord Dannatt, former head of the British Army, will give a special talk on The Law, Morality and Armed Conflict, meanwhile on Saturday 10 November Norwich Cathedral’s Chamber Choir and Players will join forces with the Västerås Cathedral Motet Choir to perform a We Will Remember Them concert featuring works by Brahms and Purcell.

Commemorations on Remembrance Sunday will began at 6am when a lone piper will play Battle’s O’er outside the Cathedral’s West Door as part of the nationwide act of remembrance Battle’s Over – A Nation’s Tribute.

Following a 10.40am Service of Remembrance at the War Memorial outside City Hall, there will be a Veterans and Armed Forces Parade to the Cathedral where the Bishop of Norwich will preach at an 11.40am service.

On Sunday evening the Cathedral will then host a Service of Light which will see the Nave filled with candlelight before everyone, with their candles in hand, takes part in a procession through Norwich to the War Memorial outside City Hall. Here communities across Norwich will join together for a 6.45pm service including the ringing of the city bells and the lighting of a beacon.

Throughout the Remembrance commemorations, Norwich Cathedral will be joined by visitors from Norwich’s twin city in Koblenz, Germany, and from Fécamp in France.

For the full list of Norwich Cathedral events click here

Pictured above is part of the parade through Norwich prior to the laying up of the colours of the 7th and 9th Battalions, Norfolk Regiment, in Norwich Cathedral in 1919. Picture: Royal Norfolk Regimental Museum