Liverpool Cathedral to host city's annual Service of Remembrance


This year’s Service of Remembrance is to take place at Liverpool Cathedral on Sunday 14 November

Military personnel, veterans and families of the fallen from recent conflicts will join civic dignitaries from across the Liverpool City Region to gather inside the Cathedral for the service Sunday 14 November 2021.

Dean of Liverpool, Dr Sue Jones, said,

“Hosting this year’s Remembrance service on behalf of the city is a privilege. 

“This poignant service is an opportunity for us to pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of all those that have defended our freedoms and protected our way of life.

“Wherever we are situated – inside our building, watching the service outside or from our homes we are collectively remembering all those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf.”

In what has become one of the largest events of its kind in the country, attracting around 10,000 people in 2019, the Worshipful Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Mary Rasmussen, will lead the city’s tribute to the brave men and women who have gone into battle and conflict for their country.

Liverpool’s Lord Mayor, Councillor Mary Rasmussen, said:

“This is one of the most important events in the city’s civic calendar and each year we see more and more people attend and take the time to remember and reflect on the ultimate sacrifice so many men and women have made for us. 

“It’s been a challenging couple of years in terms of organising this service, but the pandemic didn’t stop us in 2020, and thousands joined our virtual service. When planning this year’s event, we made the decision a number of months ago to use a new location as the current development works on Lime Street would have restricted attendance numbers, which was not something we wanted to do. 

“We’re delighted that the stunning Liverpool Cathedral will be this year’s venue and I urge people to get the date and new location in their dairies, head to Liverpool Cathedral on the 14th proudly wearing their poppy and show their support for service personnel and their families.”

The theme of this years’ service is hope. 

So those who wish to be part of the commemorations can gather large screens will be set up in the Cathedral grounds. You can also watch the service from the comfort of your own home, as it will be streamed, and available to view live, on this link.

The service will start at 10:40 am. A poignant poppy drop inside and outside the Cathedral will follow a two-minute silence.

A short military parade along Hope Street will conclude the service.

The Lord Mayor and Mayor of Liverpool Joanne Anderson will join other key representatives and organisations on Armistice Day, Thursday 11 November, to lay wreaths at the Cenotaph on St George’s Hall plateau. 

Members of the public can lay their wreaths from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm on Sunday 14 November.

The change of venue from St George’s Hall plateau to Liverpool Cathedral is due to the Lime Street development work.