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Gloucester Cathedral remembers the Gloucestershire fallen

Gloucester Cathedral will pay tribute to Gloucestershire's fallen as part of the World War One Centenary Commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice.

On Friday, November 9, between 7.30am-2pm and 4.30pm-6pm, members of the clergy and parish representatives will read aloud the names of local people who made the ultimate sacrifice during World War One.

Almost 8,000 names have been gathered from war memorials across the county and each one will be read out individually. Prayers will also be said for those who gave their lives during the conflict but did not have their names recorded.

The Very Reverend Stephen Lake, Dean of Gloucester said "We all have a name, but these names are to be read aloud in remembrance of their ultimate sacrifice. Please come in person and experience the enormity of this cost."

All are welcome to come and sit for a time of reflection throughout the day in the beautifully restored Lady Chapel where the poignant stained glass window commemorating the life and works of World War One poet and composer Ivor Gurney can be seen.

To end the day, at 8pm, the Cathedral is hosting a special concert - By Severn and Somme: Johnny Coppin and the Gloucestershire War Poets. Well-loved local folk singer-songwriter Johnny Coppin and his band perform Johnny's beautiful settings of the Gloucestershire war poets, from F. W. Harvey through to Ivor Gurney.

The Cheltenham Youth Choir will also perform some of the songs that Johnny has set for them.

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