Freedom in Remembrance

Freedom in Remembrance - Remembering those lost and suffering due to alcohol addiction

Thursday 24th September at 7.30pm, Norwich Cathedral

On Thursday 24th September, The Matthew Project will be hosting a service in the Nave of Norwich Cathedral to remember those lost and suffering due to addiction. This event offers time for reflection to anyone struggling or grieving as a result of drug and alcohol addiction and is free to attend. Wherever you are on this journey you are welcome to join us

Entry is from 7.10pm with the service commencing at 7.30pm

Order of Service

Welcome and Opening prayer from Canon Andy Bryant

A poem read by one of The Matthew Project Recovery Support Programme members

Song from Lily Ayers, during which you are invited to light a candle at the Peace Globe

Prayer of Remembrance led by Matthew Project CEO Andy Sexton

Short Reflection led by Revd Annie Blyth

Prayers of Intercession led by Canon Andy Bryant

The Lord’s Prayer

Song from Lily Ayers during which candles of Hope will be distributed


This will be a spoken service without the Cathedral Choir as government guidelines currently advise against singing in churches. While we are unable to sing, we will still be able to enjoy the music of the Cathedral’s wonderful organ during arrival and departure

Covid 19 measures

Great care has been taken to ensure the safety of those returning to worship at the Cathedral

Visit Britain and Visit England have awarded Norwich Cathedral with the We're Good To Go industry standard and consumer mark to reassure visitors that the Cathedral adheres to Government and public health guidance with regards to Covid-19

The following measures have been put in place:

The building will be closed to general visitors while most services are taking place

Entry and exit will be via the main Hostry door

Everyone will be asked to use hand sanitiser on entry to the Cathedral

Everyone will be asked to wear a face mask

During services the clergy and servers will use hand sanitiser frequently

Two metre social distancing will be maintained, with people standing well apart from each other, although people who live in the same household will be allowed to stand together. If you require seating, please mention this in the notes when reserving your place

Toilets will be available during services only

Numbers are restricted to 50 so please reserve your place to ensure entry


Some limited parking is available in The Close to Blue Badge holders. Parking permits for disabled visitors are issued by the gatekeeper upon entry to The Close. These permits are for two hours and are available on a first-come first-served basis

*This service will be streamed live to Facebook for those that cannot attend via a mobile phone at the rear of the Nave

The above link will take you to our Eventbrite page where you can reserve your place and seating if necessary