Hiroshima Day Service

06/08/2018, 6:00 pm

at Coventry Cathedral, Coventry

Lord Mayor of Coventry’s Committee for Peace and Reconciliation invite you to a service of reflection for Hiroshima Day 2018.

Led by Sarah Hills, Canon for Reconciliation Coventry Cathedral and in the presence of Lord Mayor of Coventry, Councillor John Blundell; Minister Takashi Okada, Embassy of Japan; Keiko Holmes, Agape World.

There will be music, religious and secular readings and silence.

Japanese Origami Paper Cranes of Peace will also be made.

We hope you will also join us to talk and share refreshments in the grounds beside the chapel after the service.

Any Central England Quakers are very welcome.  If you contact David Fish, davidfishcf@msn.com he will look out for you at Coventry Cathedral.

The speaker for the reflection in the middle of the event is Keiko Holmes who is part of Agape World (Reconciliation). Since 1998 Agape World has fostered reconciliation between Far East Prisoners of War and their families and people of Japan. Keiko has visited prisoners of war and their families all over the world for reconciliation work. Agape World has arranged for about 500 people to have a Agape pilgrimage of reconciliation to Japan. Keiko was awarded 1996 Japanese Society Award and 1998 an Order of the British Empire for Anglo-Japanese Reconciliation. Coventry Cathedral International Ministry awarded Keiko the Companion of the Cross of Nails in 2000.

Photo: Mike Lane.
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Coventry Cathedral
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