World War 1
Here at the cathedral we continue to commemorate the 19 soldiers who have individual memorials (as well as others listed) in the cloister stained glass windows. On the anniversary of their death we put a silk poppy stem in the window (metal frame) to remember the individuals. There are 6 dates coming up this year, one in May, 4 in August and 1 in September. We plan to give our WWI Cloister tour telling the story of some of the individuals around the 10th August (they died at Gallipoli) or during the Worcester Festival later in August as well as at other relevant times over the next 4 years.
The St George Chapel, the military chapel is of course the main focus of commemoration for both world wars. There is a service in the St George Chapel each Friday morning at 11.30am – 12.05pm.
This year's Qatia Day service is booked for 22 April 2017
- 'Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy', exhibition, 17 – 29 June 2017, the Deans Chapel, Worcester Cathedral
- The Battle of the Somme Tour, concert by BPSO on 17 June 2017, 7.30pm, tickets from 01905 611427
- The Men: Their WWI stories, a tour at Worcester Cathedral on 24 August 2017, 10.30am, tickets and information from 01905 732900
- The Armed Man: a Mass for Peace by Karl Jenkins, with Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace 14 – 18 screening, concert at Worcester Cathedral on 30 September 2017, 7.30pm, ticket information TBA
- Britain and the Great War, exhibition, 4 – 19 November 2017, the Deans Chapel, Worcester Cathedral
- Remembrance Day Service, Sunday 12 November 2017, 10.30am at Worcester Cathedral
We also continue to have the Worcester & World War I story available for visitors to access on our touch screens (3) in the Cathedral – this covers…..
Woodbine Willie and Worcester
Remembering conflict today
Finally we have our WW1 Remembering Trail available to download on google play and apple App store, a link for these is on the Home page of this website