Remembrance Sunday at Sheffield Cathedral


Sheffield Cathedral is marking the centenary of the Armistice of World War I by celebrating a Eucharist of Requiem and a Choral Evensong.

The Eucharist of Requiem will take place at 10:30am. We will be remembering not only the thousands of people from our community commemorated in the Cathedral, but all those from our County who fell in World War I and those who are victims of war today. The famous Cathedral Choir will sing the beautiful setting of the Requiem by the French composer Gabriel Fauré.

This is an important commemoration for many people in South Yorkshire. Through the beauty of our singing we hope to honour all of those who died, to reflect deeply on what they gave up for us, and recommit ourselves to build peace with justice today.
— Dean Bradley

The Cathedral will be involved in several other commemorations during the Sunday. At 6am three pipers will play outside the Cathedral to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the moment the guns fell silent in WWI. Cathedral clergy will be leading the observances in Barker’s Pool and in Weston Park. The Cathedral bellringers will be ringing a peal of bells in commemoration at noon. The Cathedral’s day of remembrance will end at Choral Evensong at 4:00pm; this service will include a piece of music written by Douglas Guest who was born in Sheffield and became the organist at Westminster Abbey.

Everyone is welcome to join us at these services.