A Solemn Commemoration on the Centenary of the outbreak of the First World War
Wed, 30 July 2014
Monday 4th August 2014, 10pm
Monday 4th August is the centenary of the declaration of the First World War. Drawing upon Sir Edward Grey’s famous remark that “the lights are going out all over Europe”, the Cathedral will hold a quiet, candlelit service at 10.00pm. There will be prayers, readings from the Bible and from First World War poets, including Wilfred Owen, Rose Macaulay and Isaac Rosenberg.
Co-inciding with the national memorial vigil in Westminster Abbey, the candles will be extinguished at 11.00pm marking the moment of the declaration of war.
The service takes place in the Quire from 10pm to 11pm. Please enter via the Slype Visitor Entrance.