York Minster to live screen remembrance service for Manchester bombing victims

Flashback: Emergency services at Manchester Arena after the bomb went off during an Ariana Grande concert. Photograph: Peter Byrne/ PA Wire
18 May 2018 @ 9.25 pm
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A national remembrance service for the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing will be screened live in York Minster next week.

Twenty-two people died in the terrorist attack, including Angelika and Marcin Klis from York.

Prince William, Prime Minister Theresa May and the Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu will be among those attending a service of remembrance at Manchester Cathedral on Tuesday (May 22), the first anniversary of the attack.

Marcin and Angelika Klis, who died in the Manchester bomb attack

They will be joined by families of the victims of the suicide bombing, the injured, the first responders to the scene, civic leaders and other national figures.

At 2.30pm there will be a national minute’s silence, which will be marked at UK government buildings.

In recognition of the fact that the terrible events of that day touched people across the country, and that many of the victims came from across the North of Britain, the service is also being screened at York Minster, Glasgow Cathedral and Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral – giving others the chance to come together in solidarity and prayer.

York Minster will host the live screening of a special service from 2pm-3pm on Tuesday. The Lord Mayor of York, Cllr Barbara Boyce, said:

The inhumane and senseless attack in Manchester last year affected us all either directly or indirectly.

York lost two of its citizens and their children were left without parents.

This special service gives everyone the opportunity to stand together and to demonstrate that we will continue to show love and compassion to one another and not live in fear of hatred and terror.