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Service of Thanksgiving and Commemoration

Shrewsbury Abbey

Service of Thanksgiving and Commemoration

Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, Anna Turner, led a service of Thanksgiving and Commemoration at Shrewsbury Abbey to mark the ebbing of the coronavirus pandemic in Shropshire.  

We remembered with thanksgiving and sorrow those who had died of Covid 19 in the county and prayed  for those who continue to suffer the consequences of the pandemic, in body,  mind or spirit.  We gave thanks for all who have cared for the sick and suffering  and provided vital services throughout our county.  There was a 2 minute silence for reflection.

The sermon was given by The Venerable Fiona Gibson,  Archdeacon of Ludlow and the choir sang the anthem “Christ has no body now but yours” by David Ogden.

There was a retiring collection for the Covid Commemorative Sculpture to be placed in the Abbey.

Covid-19 Commemorative Sculpture for Shropshire by Paul kennedy

To make a donation to the Lord- Lieutenants appeal please   click here



Shrewsbury Abbey
Revd Dr Tom Atfield, Vicar of Shrewsbury Abbey, CWO Harriet Simmonds RAFAC, Rt Revd Sarah Bullock, Bishop of Shrewsbury, Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, Anna Turner, Tony Morris-Eyton High Sheriff of Shropshire, The Venerable Fiona Gibson, Archdeacon of Ludlow.