Book of Remembrance for those who have died as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic
Updated: Jun 19, 2020
As some may already be aware or have seen on the news recently, that St. Paul’s Cathedral have launched “Remember Me” an online book of remembrance for all those who have been living in the UK who have died as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. People of all faiths, beliefs or none are invited to contribute to Remember Me.
H.R.H. The Prince of Wales have also showed his support of the project, saying “This virtual book of remembrance is here to help us remember; not just to recall our loss and sorrow, but also to be thankful for everything good that those we have loved brought into our lives, and all that they have given to others.”
Family, friends and carers of those who have died can submit their name, a photograph and a short message in memory and honour of a loved one free of charge. Following the link below:
The Remember Me online remembrance book will be open for entries for as long as needed and is intended to become a physical memorial at the Cathedral serving as a fitting memorial for all who have died as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Very Reverend David Ison, Dean of St. Paul's, said: “'For centuries, St. Paul's Cathedral has been a place to remember the personal and national impact of great tragedies, from the losses of war to the devastation of the Grenfell Tower fire. We have heard so many sad stories of those affected by the pandemic, and all our thoughts and prayers are with them. Every person is valued and worthy of remembrance. We are all experiencing the devastating impacts of COVID-19 across the country and beyond. Remember Me is an opportunity to mourn every person we have lost to the effects of this terrible disease, an encouragement to offer compassion and support to those left behind, and an ongoing recognition of the impact of the pandemic on the UK.”