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Sheffield service to mark War centenary

Sheffield Cathedral will host a special service marking 100 years since the start of the First World War.

Sheffield Cathedral will host a special service marking 100 years since the start of the First World War.

 

One hundred years since the start of the First World War is to be marked with a special service in Sheffield.

Veterans and Armed Forces personnel are expected to join civic leaders at the ceremony at Sheffield Cathedral which aims to honour those who served and died during the Great War between 1914 and 1918.

The service will be led by the Very Reverend Peter Bradley, Dean of Sheffield.

He said: “It is hard to overstate the impact of the First World War on Sheffield and South Yorkshire today.

“Even after a century, we have hardly recovered from the loss of a whole generation of young men in many of our communities.

“Sheffield Cathedral is honoured to be hosting part of our region’s commemoration of the Great War, as we honour those who served and those who fell, and pray that we may build peace today.”

Lord-Lieutenant David Moody, the Queen’s representative in South Yorkshire, said: “Our ambition is to fill the Cathedral to capacity to mark our respect and appreciation for the men and women from all sections of society, and from all faiths and none, who set out 100 years ago into a conflict many thought would be ‘over by Christmas’, and in so doing helped us to preserve our British way of life.”

The service takes place on Sunday, August 3, at 10.30am.

Everyone is invited, although space in the Cathedral is limited.

* Anyone wishing to attend is asked to contact Mr Moody’s office, on 01226 772821 or sburrows@syjs.gov.uk

 

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