Service of Remembrance & Hope for those affected by Road Traffic Accidents

RoadPeace is a national charity that recognises the importance of remembering family and friends who have died in road traffic accidents.  Services of commemoration are held every year on the third Sunday of November, so I attended the Herefordshire service held in Hereford Cathedral.

The service was conducted by the Dean and attended by Bob Tabor DL, representing the Lord Lieutenant, and the Mayor of Hereford.  The sermon was preached by the Revd Canon John Simpson.  Many of the congregation brought oak leaf cards, which were inscribed with the name of someone who had died or been injured, and which were placed at the foot of the Paschal candle during the service.

It was a moving occasion, offering comfort to many who had been bereaved.

James Hervey-Bathurst