York commemoration events for King Richard III

On March the 26th, in commemorationof the re-internment in Leicester of King Richard III, a number of events will take place in York. All events are open to the public and free, tickets need to be booked for the Guildhall event.

• 12.30pm Ricardians will attend the daily Holy Communion at York Minster to mark King Richard’s re-interment.

• 2.00pm The Most Famous Prince of Blessed Memory. A commemoration of King Richard III in prayers, readings, and music in York’s medieval Guildhall. White roses to be laid beneath The Most Famous Prince of Blessed Memory wall plaque. Due to the overwhelming interest in the service at Guildhall, this event will be ticket only, for which no charge will be made, please email [email protected] for tickets.

• 5.15pm Solemn Choral Evensong in commemoration of King Richard III, York Minster.

• 6.20pm Procession of senior clergy and civic dignitaries from the Minster’s south door to St Helens Square. Address by the Lord Mayor of York from the steps of the Mansion House.

• 7.00pm. Catholic Requiem Mass for Richard III. St Wilfrid’s Church, near the Minster. Celebrant Rt Rev Terence Drainey, the Bishop of Midlesborough . The Mass will be in English with Latin Plainchant familiar to Richard, sung by the Choir.

Professor Mark Ormrod, Dean of Arts and Humanities at the University of York, and Trustee of the Richard III & Yorkist History Trust said: ‘The York events on 26 March will allow people from all walks of life to show their respect for the re-interment at Leicester and to affirm the deep historical engagement of York and the North with the memory of Richard III.’

Channel 4 are also following the day in Leicester http://www.channel4.com/info/press/news/week-of-exclusive-live-programming-for-burial-of-king-richard-iii/

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