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Mayor of Cambridge invites Cambridge residents to join online services to mark Remembrance Sunday

News release from 05/11/2020

THE MAYOR of Cambridge, Cllr Russ McPherson, is participating in two events to mark Remembrance Sunday this year, both of which will be broadcast to the public. 

On Sunday 8 November the Mayor will give a reading during the county, city and University of Cambridge’s annual service of remembrance and reconciliation. 

The service, which has been pre-recorded, will be streamed from 10.15am on the Great St Mary’s Church Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GreatStMarys/ and on Youtube at youtu.be/myDDs1QVVLc 

From 10.30am on Sunday, the Mayor will join a small number of representatives from different organisations including the armed forces, for a service at the War Memorial on Hills Road which will be broadcast live on Cambridge 105 radio https://cambridge105.co.uk. This service will not be open to the public. 

Both services will be paused at 11am for two minutes’ silence which will be observed across the country. The Mayor will also be observing two minutes’ silence at The Guildhall from 11am on Wednesday 11 November in the company of the Mayoress and the Deputy Mayor. 

Cllr McPherson said: “Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown we will be marking Remembrance Sunday in a different way this year, but it will still be my great honour to represent the city of Cambridge on this solemn occasion. 

“I do hope that people tune in to the online service or the radio broadcast, to join me in remembering the sacrifices made by so many of their fellow Cambridge residents in two world wars and in other conflicts since then.”