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“Battle’s Over” – A Nation’s Tribute
11th November 2018 at 6:40 pm - 8:00 pm
At 6.40pm on the cathedral forecourt there will be a short commemoration of the centenary of the end of the First World War. This will include the song Only Remembered, performed by a local folk group, the poem Tribute to the Millions read by the High Sheriff of Lancashire, the Last Post, Two Minutes’ Silence and Reveille (bugler: Abbie Naylor).
At 7.00pm a Beacon of Light will be lit by Brent Stevenson to signify the light of hope that emerged from the darkness of war.
At 7.05pm the cathedral is joining other cathedrals, minsters and churches throughout the land in ringing the bells as a cry for peace throughout the world.