A special service will be held to provide a safe space where people can come together and remember those who lost their lives or have been impacted by knife crime.
The Bishop of Rochester, the Rt Rev James Langstaff, says although the message is stark, the realities of knife crime have a huge and devastating impact on peoples’ lives:
“People come through our schools and church buildings for a variety of reasons and so what is clear is that as a Church, we need to make sure that we are working in a joined-up way in order to support those who have been affected by knife crime and to prevent more lives being destroyed.”
The service dovetails with the visit of the ‘Knife Angel’, a 27-foot tall sculpture created by artist Alfie Bradley, which will be on display in the Cathedral’s gardens throughout September.
This is a service and is therefore free, but we recommend you register your interest.
Read more about the Knife angel and the #knifefree project here.