Service of Remembrance 2020
This year, due to the ongoing health pandemic, the annual Service of Remembrance takes place online on Sunday 8 November starting at 10.30am – there is no public gathering this year on Remembrance Sunday.
To mark the day, there is an online service, which was pre-recorded in October with all covid-safe measures in place. The online service is entitled Remember from Home and is officiated by The Rector of Liverpool, The Reverend Canon Dr Crispin Pailing. In attendance are civic dignitaries including The Mayor of Liverpool, Mr Joe Anderson OBE and Lord Mayor of Liverpool Councillor Anna Rothery, who were joined by key representatives from the Military, Ex-Service Organisations, Clergy and Faith Leaders.
The online service includes a virtual parade made up of footage supplied by regiments and associations across Liverpool, this is accompanied by music from The Band of The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment. The service also reflects the city’s diverse communities and their contribution to Britain’s war effort, with a particular emphasis on black service personnel who served during World War One and their subsequent treatment when they returned to the UK and Liverpool.
A specially commissioned spoken-word piece by Liverpool poet, rapper, singer-songwriter, and producer Daniel Sebuyange, known professionally as Blue Saint is also performed and released in the run-up to the service to express the deep significance Remembrance Sunday is especially this year.
View the Service
View Blue Saint Commissioned Poem
This year we have worked with Daniel Sebuyange, known professionally as Blue Saint, a Congolese British rapper, singer-songwriter, producer, spoken word poet, actor and designer who has produced a Spoken Word Piece Bio for our Service of Remembrance.