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Southwark Cathedral announces plans to mark terror anniversary

Southwark Cathedral has announced how it will mark the first anniversary of the London Bridge and Borough Market terror attack.

The cathedral has a number events taking place throughout the day on June 3, with people invited to attend a number of services or simply light a candle.

Eight people were killed and dozens injured after a van driven by three Muslim extremists drove into pedestrians on London Bridge before launching a knife attack in Borough Market.

At 3pm on June 3 a special service of commemoration at Southwark Cathedral will remember the event while giving thanks for all that has happened in the community since and looking with hope into the future.

A Grand Iftar – a meal to break the Ramadan fast after sunset – will also be held to mark the anniversary by bringing all communities together to celebrate Ramadan, to promote resilience, and to share the common values of hope, peace and unity.

It will begin at 8pm with readings, speeches and a special performance by the community, followed by the opening of fast which will take place approximately at 9.10pm.

There will be an art exhibition celebrating the diversity of London and showcasing how London remained united during times of adversity.

The Cathedral announced that 8.30am Morning Prayer, 9.30am Eucharist, and 11am Choral Eucharist services will be held on the day but the usual 6pm service will not be taking place.

Anyone who would like to attend the commemoration service or Grand Iftar is asked to register in advance.

Details on how to register will be available from May 21.

For more information, visit the cathedral’s Twitter, Facebook or website nearer the time:


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