The Knife Angel will be on display in Cathedral’s gardens from the 2nd September until the 29th September.
The Knife Angel is recognised as the National Monument against violence and aggression. It will be the focal point for 28 days of education, reflection, remembrance and prayer in Medway, as it provides a powerful visual symbol of the dangers of carrying a knife.
A collaboration between the Home Office, all 43 UK police constabularies, families of victims and the British IronWork Centre, this awe-inspiring piece is created from over 100,000 blunted and seized blades.
Dean Phillip Hesketh says: “We are fortunate to have the Knife Angel coming to Rochester Cathedral in September. It has already visited many other cathedrals and has provided a valuable opportunity to raise awareness of the devastating effects of knife crime. We hope that it will bring people together in Medway to address what is becoming a national crisis.”
We will be running special sessions for any Medway school who wishes to visit it. For more information click here.