Covid-19: All we have lost

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Minster Precincts, PETERBOROUGH, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1XS

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A prayer trail of lament and hope for All Souls and beyond.

A special service of Reflection and Remembrance for those who have died as a result of Covid-19 will be held on Sunday 8th November at 3.30pm.

This trail leads visitors on a route around the Cathedral, stopping at a series of displays. Each one reflects on an aspect of our recent experience of loss during the Covid-19 pandemic. The themes include jobs, confidence, trust in authority, childhood and education, music and culture, and also people, with crosses displayed to represent those in this city who have died from Covid-19.

Visitors are invited to pick up a booklet to use as they explore the trail. The booklet, which visitors can take home with them, includes questions, Bible verses, suggested prayers and prompts around each topic, to help us consider our own response to the challenges of these times.

The trail leads to a rainbow full of hope.

The figure used as the central motif of the trail is one of the people overwhelmed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius at Pompeii and turned to stone by heat and ash. Their posture speaks of one powerless in the midst of chaos, curled up in tears or prayer or both. Whilst we have faced a virus not a volcano, there is something in their plight that speaks to anyone whose world has been, even partially, turned upside down by loss or fear.


The prayer trail is available whenever the Cathedral is open to visitors, which is usually:

Monday to Saturday, 10.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday, 12.00 noon to 3.00pm

Check here for any changes to these opening times.

There is no charge to use the trail. Donations would be appreciated and there are both cash and contactless collection boxes in the Cathedral.

Please check our Current Visiting Guide

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There is no charge to use the trail. Donations would be appreciated and there are both cash and contactless collection boxes in the Cathedral.


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