A minutes silence will be held at 11am this morning at Hereford Cathedral, on the third anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown being announced.

Many of us will remember the chilling words of the then Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, telling everyone that they must stay at home, to help protect lives.

Hereford Cathedral will pay tribute to the lives lost in the pandemic this morning. 

“On 23 March 2023, let’s all come together for the third UK National Day of Reflection – an opportunity to remember our loved ones who’ve died, support people who are grieving, and connect with each other. 

“A vigil will be held outside on the cathedral close at 10:30am with a minutes silence at 11:00am.

“We will be remembering those lost to Covid 19 as well as those who lost their lives and those who could not be attended by loved ones or have fully attended funerals due to restrictions. 

“We will also be thinking of those who lives have been altered by long-covid, lockdown and loneliness.

“If you would like your loved ones name to be read out, or would like the zoom link please contact Emma Lewis at reflectiondayuk23@outlook.com and please email a photograph of them if you’d like them to be included in our memorial display.”