A day of reflection and remembrance at the Holy Name

The Universities Chaplaincy Church of the Holy Name is in the heart of Manchester’s student quarter, which is slowly being repopulated as more students return to face-to-face teaching.

To mark the national Day of Reflection on Tuesday 23rd March, in the spirit of prayer requested by the Bishops, the church kept the Minute’s Silence at midday, during its regular opening prior to the 12.30pm Mass.

The church was then opened for an extra two hours in the evening, using floodlights and notices to invite people to come in, to light a candle, to pray, and to leave the names of their loved ones for us to pray for at Mass.

A good number of people visited and prayed, and those who were still around at 8.00pm brought lanterns to the front steps where Fr Peter Scally SJ closed the vigil with a prayer.

The event was covered in a BBC News report which you can watch here

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