The Matthew Project Remembrance Service

REMEMBERING THOSE LOST AND SUFFERING DUE TO ADDICTION

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On Thursday 22nd September, The Matthew Project will be hosting a remembrance service at 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. Doors open at 7pm with the service commencing at 7.30pm. Singing will be supported by the fantastic Norwich Community Choir.

Order of service

WELCOME AND OPENING PRAYER: Canon Andy Bryant

OPENING HYMN: Oh Guide me O thou Great Redeemer

SAYING SORRY: To include laying down of stones by all who wish, whilst the choir sing 'In Dreams'

TESTIMONIAL: From a former Next Steps Recovery Support Programme member, Donna

POETRY READING: From a former Next Steps Recovery Programme member, David

MUSIC FOR REFLECTION: Song from the choir 'You’ve got a friend' by Carol King

BIBLE READING: 1 Corinthians 13 1 Love is patient by TMP patron Henry Cator OBE

REFLECTION: Led by Revd Alaric Lewis

BRINGING FORWARD THE BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE

PRAYERS: Led by Canon Chris Copsey

LORD’S PRAYER

HYMN: Lord of All Hopefulness 

SHARING OF THE LIGHT: A representative of each family brings forward a chrysanthemum to place in a vase at the altar and as they return to their place they are given a candle. During which the choir sing 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'

BLESSING: Given by Canon Andy Bryant

DISMISSAL:
When the way ahead is difficult and the path is dark
We find hope together.
When we feel afraid and full of doubt
We find hope together.
When our options are limited and we feel confused
We find hope together.
God is always with us and walks beside us each day
We find hope together.

CANDLES: Candles will be distributed on departure for attendees to take away

There will be a retiring collection for The Matthew Project.


After the service anyone who would like to be prayed for individually or to receive anointing can go to St Luke’s Chapel
Refreshments will be provided in the East Transept of the Cathedral by St Georges Church
The Book of Remembrance will be available after the service for the names of loved ones and messages to be added

You can download the order of service here

If you are unable to attend but would like a candle lit in remembrance of your loved one, we can do this for you. Click here for more information.

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