The men and women of Herefordshire made a huge contribution to the war effort; from the brave young men recruited into the Herefordshire Regiment, to the Canary Girls who filled munition shells at the Rotherwas Munitions Factory. Local farmers provided food and horses to the war effort, while the Home Front kept Tommy warm with handmade knitted goods.

As we approach the centenary of the end of the First World War, there will be a series of events in the cathedral during November to commemorate the fallen and remember the Home Front.

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FIELD OF REMEMBRANCE

Monday 5 November onwards

From Monday 5 November, the Royal British Legion’s Field of Remembrance will be open in the Lady Arbour Garden for visitors during Cathedral opening hours.

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READING OF THE NAMES OF THE FALLEN

5 – 11 November (4.30 pm daily) 

In the week leading up to Remembrance Sunday, Hereford Cathedral will read all 3,213 names of the county’s war dead. Around 500 names will be read each day in a daily service led by county dignitaries and organisations, and family representatives of those who died, were injured or who served during the First World War. The full list of the fallen will be printed in the Hereford Times and is available to view on the Herefordshire Council website. Open to all.

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REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

10 am Cathedral Eucharist

The Cathedral Eucharist will mark Remembrance Day with music from Duruflé’s Requiem. The performance of the Duruflé is available to listen to here.

A county service of remembrance for the end of the First World War during which 3,213 poppies, marking each of the county’s war dead, will be dropped from the cathedral tower. Open to all.

The order of service may be downloaded here.

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More details of the countywide Remembrance events can be found at www.herefordshire.gov.uk/WW1