Book of remembrance launched for all those who have died as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic

Published on: Friday, 22nd May 2020

St Paul’s Cathedral is launching Remember Me, an online book of remembrance for all those in the UK who have died as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. People of all faiths, beliefs or none are invited to contribute to Remember Me.

HRH The Prince of Wales has recorded a video message in support of the project.  His Royal Highness said: “This virtual book of remembrance is here to help us remember; not just to recall our loss and sorrow, but also to be thankful for everything good that those we have loved brought into our lives, and all that they have given to others.”

HRH Prince of Wales message

From 22 May 2020, family, friends and carers of those who have died can submit, free of charge, the name, photograph and a short message in honour of a deceased person via the Remember Me website.  The deceased person must have been living in or been from the UK.  Remember Me will be open for entries for as long as needed. 

To launch the national, interfaith project, the choristers of St Paul’s Cathedral have recorded a special piece of music to serve as an anthem for the book of remembrance. 

It is intended that the Remember Me site will become a physical memorial in the Cathedral.   Choristers Anthem

Designs have been approved for new inner porch in the North transept and, subject to funding, this will serve as a fitting memorial for all who have died as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Members of the public can register details of their late family member or loved on to the Remember Me: A book of remembrance via www.stpauls.co.uk/rememberme

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