A Commemorative Evensong will be held on Thursday, 21 July, at 5.10pm at St Paul’s Cathedral, to remember those who perished this weekend in Nice, Ankara and Istanbul, and to pray for peace in our world.
During the service, the Consuls General of France and Turkey will be lighting candles as a sign of hope. We will be praying for those who mourn loved ones, for the injured and distressed, and for all those committed to the work of peace.
The Revd Canon Kenneth Letts, Chevalier d’Ordre national de la Legion d’honneur, long-serving Archdeacon of France, Dean of the Riviera and Chaplain of Nice and Vence, will preach.
The Dean of Melbourne, Dr Andreas Loewe said: “We are coming together as people from many nations to honour those killed in the terror attack in Nice, France, and the attempted coup-d’etat in Turkey. We will pray for healing for those who were injured, or traumatised by acts of terror and conflict, and to commend those who died into God’s eternal care. Above all, we will express our resolve to work for a peace that honours the values of democracy, liberty, mutuality and equality. As people longing for peace, our service will give us the opportunity to recommit ourselves to work for peace, and to pray for those who, like us, seek and pray for peace”.