Today is Remembrance Sunday – a day when we join with nations across the world to commemorate the sacrifice of those who have laid down their lives in conflict, as well as to pray for peace in our increasingly unstable world.
Many young people in Salford have laid down their lives in conflicts, right up to the present day. We’d like to encourage you to pray today for all those who are experiencing the horrors of war, directly or indirectly. We pray for those fleeing violence, and for those who have returned from war to face physical and mental health issues.
Ever-living God, we remember those whom you have gathered from the storm of war into the peace of your presence; may that same peace calm our fears, bring justice to all peoples and establish harmony among the nations, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Our cathedral’s World War I Memorial Chapel, opened in 1923, is our physical link to remembrance. It’s a beautiful and calm space, a fitting memorial for the young men who lost their lives in WWI. If you decide to visit the chapel, please remember that although it was built to remember the sacrifice of soldiers in World War I, it has been maintained and restored over the years in order to continue its commemoration to the present day, including the conflicts we see in world right now. Below you can see some archival pictures of the Memorial Chapel taken in the years after its construction.