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Cathedral to Screen Manchester Arena Attack Anniversary Service Posted on Thursday 10 May 2018

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral will host the live screening of a special service on Tuesday 22 May to mark and reflect on the first anniversary of the Manchester Arena terror attack.

The attack claimed the lives of 22 people and left those of many others changed forever.

The National Service of Commemoration at Manchester Cathedral will welcome a congregation including bereaved families, first responders, city leaders and senior national figures.

But in recognition of the fact that the terrible events of 22 May touched people across the country, and that many of the victims came from across the North of Great Britain, the service is also being screened at York Minster, Glasgow Cathedral and Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral – giving others the chance to come together in solidary and prayer.

Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, said: “The attack at Manchester Arena last year was an attack on our common humanity. The solidarity, love and support shown across the country and beyond helped us through an incredibly difficult period and demonstrated a collective refusal to give in to hatred and fear.

“We were incredibly grateful for that and I’m grateful to Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral for giving people the opportunity to join with us as reflect on the anniversary.”

The Most Reverend Malcolm McMahon OP, Archbishop of Liverpool, said: ‘It is a privilege for us to be able to join with the people of Manchester in the National Service of Commemoration and to offer our support in this way.

‘We will hold in prayer those who lost their lives, their families, those injured, and all affected in any way. Our prayers will also be with and for the members of the emergency services and for all who have responded so generously in very many ways both on and since that evening.’

Members of the public are invited to attend the screening, which takes place from 2pm to 3pm on Tuesday 22 May.