Date Confirmed for 2018 Service of Remembrance

The region’s 5th Annual Service of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims will be held in Durham Cathedral on Saturday 13 October 2018 at 10.30 am.

This announcement comes following the success of last year’s service in which a private commission from the Poet Laurette, Ms Carol-Ann Duffy, was released and which now features on the RoadPeace North East website.

The service is anticipated to feature Cleveland Police Community Band once again, who has supported the service since its beginning, along with a Youth Choir. In addition, local primary school pupils are invited to submit prayers and reflections, a selection of which will be read during the service.

David Robinson, who has organised the service for the previous 4 years and is Chairman of RoadPeace North East, said: “This service of remembrance is an opportunity for families and friends of road crash victims to come together in the stillness and beauty of Durham Cathedral and to remember. A road death is sudden and unnatural. There are no goodbyes. There is no chance to put right ill-said words in the heat of the moment. A road death is final. This service therefore provides an opportunity to remember, reflect and celebrate those lives , and to recall wonderful and loving memories”.

The service typically lasts around 45 minutes and is designed for people of all faiths and no faith. Individuals as well as families are welcome and there is no need to confirm attendance in advance.

RoadPeace North East are grateful for the support of Durham Cathedral, Thompsons Solicitors and Wonderstuff who have already provided support for this year’s service.

For further information please do not hesitate to contact info@roadpeacenortheast.org.uk.