Greater Manchester Online Covid-19 Remembrance Book
Manchester Cathedral and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority team up to honour lives lost to the Covid-19 pandemic in an online memorial book.
08:40 07 July 2020
The Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Manchester Cathedral are working on a project that aims to honour more than 2,800 lives lost to the Covid-19 in Greater Manchester via an online memorial book. The memorial will launch with a Manchester Cathedral interfaith online service on 16 July.
Relatives and loved ones of individuals who died of the virus are encouraged to submit the name of the person they have lost, a photo and messages about them. Greater Manchester's digital and technology industry have come together to offer support for this cause. The online memorial website will be created by volunteers from Reason Digital.
The Very Rev'd Rogers Govender MBE, Dean of Manchester, said: "The pandemic has taken the lives of so many who are dear to us and our communities. So many people have lost their husbands, wives, partners, grandparents, their family, their friends and their colleagues.
"Worse still, we have not been able to provide normal funeral gatherings, so people have not been able to provide that comfort and sharing in loss that is a normal part of bereavement.
"This online memorial is a place to remember all those who have died as a result of the pandemic in Greater Manchester, those of all faiths and of none."