11th SEPTEMBER 2002





1.15 pm





At 0840 Eastern Daylight Time one year ago today, the Federal Aviation

Administration alerted the North American Aerospace Defence Command that

American Airlines Flight 11 had been hijacked. The events that unfolded during

the rest of that day were followed with horror by people all over the world as

first the World Trade Centre in New York, and then the Pentagon in Washington

were struck by three hijacked aircraft, a fourth aircraft crashing south east of

Pittsburgh. The collapse of the World Trade Centre also led to the further loss

of many emergency workers in their task of saving the lives of those in the



In the weeks that followed the atrocities committed in New York, Washington

and Pennsylvania, many thousands of people came to St Paulís Cathedral. They

came to light a candle, to sit in silence, to weep and to pray. A dark cloud

seemed to hang over the world. It was, and is still, a time of uncertainty.

Visitors on vacation from overseas were separated from their families, desperate

to return home and yet unable to travel; people who had lost colleagues in New

York came from nearby offices in the City of London; others came searching for

space and stillness as they tried to cope with the horror of all they had heard

and seen.



Three days later, on 14th September, a service of remembrance was held with

the American Community in the United Kingdom. Over seven thousand people

gathered outside on Ludgate Hill. In the following weeks other services of

commemoration were held at St Paulís for Cantor Fitzgerald, for the

International Financial Community in London, and for Firefighters from every

Brigade in the United Kingdom who came to pay tribute to the courage and

sacrifice of their colleagues in the United States who gave their lives in the

course of their duty. Another service took place at Westminster Abbey for the

United Kingdom families of those who lost their lives in the United States.



Elements from all these services, particularly from the very special service for

the United Kingdom families in Westminster Abbey, have been incorporated into

this Service of Remembrance and Commemoration. A candle will be lit to

commemorate so many lives lost as a result of the terrorist attacks, of people

travelling, working and striving to save life. Two further candles will be lit to

coincide with the times of the impacts of aircraft into the towers of the World

Trade Centre, the place where most died, and the images that symbolise for so

many the devastation caused on that day.



With individual stories and personal grief we come together from different

nations and traditions of faith, with people around the world, and in particular

those in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania to remember and to honour

those, known and unknown, who died on this day a year ago.


Your heart can be empty because you cannot see them.

or you can be full of the love you shared together.

You can remember them and only that they have gone

or you can cherish their memory and let it live on.

You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back

or you can do what they would want, open your eyes, love and go on.







The Choir of St Paulís Cathedral is conducted by JOHN SCOTT,

Organist and Director of Music of St Paulís Cathedral





The Organ is played for the Service by HUW WILLIAMS,

Sub-Organist and Assistant Director of Music of St Paulís Cathedral





During the Act of Remembrance the ícello will be played by






The Organ is played before the Service by MARK WILLIAMS,

Assistant Sub-Organist of St Paulís Cathedral









Music before the Service:


Choral No. 1 in E major C…SAR FRANCK

Andante from Sonata No. 1 in C sharp minor, Op. 5 BASIL HARWOOD

Psalm Prelude Set 2, No. 1 HERBERT HOWELLS

Passacaglia in C minor BWV 582 J. S. BACH

Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier BWV 730 & BWV 731 J. S. BACH


Nimrod from Enigma Variations EDWARD ELGAR



























At 1300 the Ambassador of the United States of America and Mrs Farish

are received at the Great West Door by the Chapter and the Bishop of






At 1305 Leaders of Faith Communities, the Choir, the College of Minor

Canons, Visiting Ecumenical Dignitaries, Visiting Clergy, Honorary Canons

and the College of Canons proceed to their places in Quire and under the






At 1305 the Lord Mayor locum tenens is received at the Great West Door

by the Chapter and the Bishop of London.





At 1310 His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and His Royal Highness

Prince Harry of Wales are conducted up the steps of the Cathedral by the

Lord Mayor locum tenens and are then greeted by the Chapter and the

Bishop of London. The Lord Mayor locum tenens then proceeds to his seat

in Quire.



































The procession moves through the Nave in the following order


The Deanís Virger


The Crucifer and Acolytes


The Ceremoniarius


The Chapter


The Bishop of London


The Bishopís Chaplain


HRH Prince Harry of Wales HRH The Prince of Wales


Suites in Attendance







O! SAY can you see by the dawnís early light,

What so proudly we hailíd at the twilightís last gleaming.

Whose broad stripes and bright stars throí the perilous fight,

Oíer the ramparts we watchíd, were so gallantly streaming.

And the rocketsí red glare, the bombs bursting in air,

Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.

O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,

Oíer the land of the free, and the home of the brave?



Words FRANCIS SCOTT KEY †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Music Traditional








Remain standing






WE come to this Cathedral Church to remember before God all who

died in the atrocities in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania

a year ago.

We come to commemorate innocent lives cut short by the devastation of that

day and to light a candle of hope to honour their memory.

Mindful of their pain and grief, we come to pray for every family who lost

son or daughter, mother or father, sister or brother, and for their friends,

colleagues and neighbours who mourn with them today. We come with

gratitude for those who have supported the families with care during the

long months of this last year.

We continue to remember with pride the men and women of the Emergency

Services, their courage when facing unknown perils and their sacrifice made

to save others in danger.

We pray for those who survived the horrors of that day but bear the scars

of injury and trauma in body, mind and spirit.

We come as people from many backgrounds and traditions of faith to pray

for the future security of our world, for a spirit of tolerance and mutual

respect, for peace and freedom, for justice and the rule of law; that together

we might go forward with confidence and hope.

We join our thoughts and prayers with those of people around the world,

and particularly at this moment with those who have gathered in a field in

Pennsylvania, in Washington National Cathedral, and at Ground Zero in

New York. Together with them we offer these and all the silent prayers of

our hearts in the words that Jesus taught us:


OUR Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom

come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this

day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those

who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us

from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever

and ever. Amen.














The Choir sings




during which a candle is lit by

ALEXANDRA CLARKE, member of the

September 11 UK Familiesí Support Group Committee.


UBI caritas et amor, †††††††††††††††††††††††† WHERE love and desire are found,

Deus ibi est. Congregavit †††††††††††††††††††††† there is God. The desire of

nos in unum Christi amor. ††††††††††††††††††††† Christ has gathered us together into one.

Exsultemus et in ipso iucundemur. †††††††† Let us rejoice and be glad in him.

Timeamus et amemus Deum vivum. ††††††† Let us fear and love the living God,

Et ex corde diligamus nos sincero. †††††††† and love each other from the depths

Amen. ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† of our heart. Amen.



Words Antiphon at the washing of ††††††††† Music MAURICE DURUFL… 1902-1986

the feet on Maundy Thursday





Isaiah 61.1-4, 11


read by


The Ambassador of the United States of America to the Court of St Jamesís

THE Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me;

he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the

brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners;

to proclaim the year of the Lordís favour, and the day of vengeance of our God;

to comfort all who mourn; to provide for those who mourn in Zion - to give them

a garland instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the mantle of

praise instead of a faint spirit.

They will be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, to display his

glory. They shall build up the ancient ruins, they shall raise up the former

devastations; they shall repair the ruined cities, the devastations of many

generations. For as the earth brings forth its shoots, and as a garden causes what

is sown in it to spring up, so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise

to spring up before all the nations. ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† NRSV









Remain seated


The Choir sings





His goodness shall follow me always,

to the end of my days.

THE Lord is my shepherd;

there is nothing I shall want.

Fresh and green are the pastures

where he gives me repose.

Near restful waters he leads me,

to revive my drooping spirit.


His goodness shall follow me always,

to the end of my days.


He guides me along the right path;

he is true to his name.

If I should walk in the valley of darkness

no evil would I fear.

You are there with your crook and your staff;

with these you give me comfort.


His goodness shall follow me always,

to the end of my days.


You have prepared a banquet for me

in the sight of my foes.

My head you have anointed with oil;

my cup is overflowing.


His goodness shall follow me always,

to the end of my days.


Surely goodness and kindness shall follow me

all the days of my life.

In the Lordís own house shall I dwell

for ever and ever.


His goodness shall follow me always,

to the end of my days.














To the Father and Son give glory,

give glory to the Spirit.

To God who is, who was, and who will be

for ever and ever.


His goodness shall follow me always,

to the end of my days.



b. 1920




Revelation 21. 1-7; 22.1-5


read by



Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Minister with responsibility for the UK families of the victims of

September 11



THEN I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the

first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the

holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God,

prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice

from the throne saying, ëSee, the home of God is among mortals. He will

dwell with them as their God; they will be his peoples, and God himself

will be with them; he will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be

no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things

have passed away.í

And the one who was seated on the throne said, ëSee, I am making all

things new.í Also he said, ëWrite this, for these words are trustworthy and

true.í Then he said to me, ëIt is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the

beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give water as a gift from the

spring of the water of life. Those who conquer will inherit these things, and

I will be their God and they will be my children.í

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal,

flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the

street of the city. On either side of the river is the tree of life with its twelve

kinds of fruit, producing its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree are

for the healing of the nations. Nothing accursed will be found there any









more. But the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants

will worship him; they will see his face, and his name will be on their

foreheads. And there will be no more night; they need no light of lamp or

sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and











GOD is Love: let heavín adore him;

God is Love: let earth rejoice;

Let creation sing before him,

And exalt him with one voice.

He who laid the earthís foundation,

He who spread the heavíns above,

He who breathes through all creation,

He is Love, eternal Love.


God is Love: and he enfoldeth

All the world in one embrace;

With unfailing grasp he holdeth

Every child of every race.

And when human hearts are breaking

Under sorrowís iron rod,

Then they find that selfsame aching

Deep within the heart of God.


God is Love: and though with blindness

Sin afflicts and clouds the will,

Godís eternal loving-kindness

Holds us fast and guides us still.

Sin and death and hell shall never

Oíer us final triumph gain;


God is Love, so Love for ever

Oíer the universe must reign.


Words TIMOTHY REES 1874-1939 †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tune Blaenwern












given by



Bishop of London









AMAZING grace - how sweet the sound -

That saved a wretch like me!

I once was lost, but now am found;

Was blind, but now I see.


Godís grace first taught my heart to fear,

His grace my fears relieved;

How precious did that grace appear

The hour I first believed!


Through every danger, trial and snare

I have already come;

His grace has brought me safe thus far,

And grace will lead me home.


The Lord has promised good to me,

His word my hope secures;

My shield and stronghold he shall be

As long as life endures.


And when this earthly life is past,

And mortal cares shall cease,

I shall possess with Christ at last

Eternal joy and peace.



Words JOHN NEWTON 1725-1807 †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tune Amazing Grace

Traditional melody

harm. HUW WILLIAMS b. 1971















from Little Gidding, Four Quartets



read by



WE shall not cease from exploration

And the end of all our exploring

Will be to arrive where we started

And know the place for the first time.

Through the unknown, remembered gate

When the last of earth left to discover

Is that which was the beginning;

At the source of the longest river

The voice of the hidden waterfall

And the children in the apple-tree

Not known, because not looked for

But heard, half-heard, in the stillness

Between two waves of the sea.

Quick now, here, now, always ñ

A condition of complete simplicity

(Costing not less than everything)

And all shall be well and

All manner of things shall be well

When the tongues of flames are in-folded

Into the crowned knot of fire

And the fire and the rose are one.





A candle is lit by LIEUTENANT FRANK DWYER, New York Police Department.

Silence is kept, coinciding with the time of impact on the North Tower at 1346.


Sit as the Choir sings




THE souls of the righteous are in the hand of God,

and the pain of death shall not touch them.

To the eyes of the foolish, they seemed to perish,

But they are in peace.


Words Wisdom 3. 1-3 †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Music GERAINT LEWIS

b. 1958




Remain seated or kneel




led by



Archbishop of Westminster


The Salvation Army World President of Womenís Ministries

ETERNAL and gracious God, hear the prayers of your people as we

remember in sorrow all those who died on this day in New York,

Washington and Pennsylvania. As we commemorate the precious gift of

their lives we commend them, in faith and trust, to your embracing love

and mercy.


Lord, in your mercy

hear our prayer.


God of all care and compassion, hear our prayer for each broken family

and every broken heart. Hold them through the pain of grief, surround

them with the gentle care they need and give them strength for the future

that is yet to be.


Lord, in your mercy

hear our prayer.


God of our health and strength, hear our prayer for those who were injured

and hurt. Give patience and skill to those who look after them and heal

the wounds of body, mind and spirit.


Lord, in your mercy

hear our prayer.


God of life and love, we pray in gratitude for the bravery and endurance of

the emergency services. Keep in safety those who risk their own lives to

rescue others in danger.


Lord, in your mercy

hear our prayer.


God of wisdom and truth, we pray for the leaders of the nations; for

wisdom and courage in those who stand firm against terrorism; for patience

and persistence in all who work to secure freedom, justice and peace on



Lord, in your mercy

hear our prayer.









God of mercy, we pray for peoples and nations bleeding still from the

unhealed wounds of their history. Deliver them from violence and

vengeance; nurture in them the ancient wisdom of respect and mutual

understanding, that children everywhere may grow up free from fear and in

fullness of life.


Lord, in your mercy

hear our prayer.


God of time and eternity, you travel with us through deep waters yet never

abandon us in the storm. We live still in darkened days yet never without

your leading light. Renew our confidence, rekindle our hope, deepen our

faith, guide us in truth and give us peace in our day.


Lord, in your mercy

hear our prayer.


Merciful Father of all

In darkness and in light

in trouble and in joy

in death and in life

help us to trust your love

to serve your purpose

and to praise your name for ever.


The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship

of the Holy Spirit be with us all evermore. Amen.












LEAD us, heavenly Father, lead us

Oíer the worldís tempestuous sea

Guard us, guide us, keep us, feed us,

For we have no help but thee;

Yet possessing every blessing

If our God our Father be.









Saviour, breathe forgiveness oíer us,

All our weakness thou dost know;

Thou didst tread this earth before us,

Thou didst feel its keenest woe;

Self denying, death defying,

Thou to Calvary didst go.

Spirit of our God, descending,

Fill our hearts with heavenly joy;

Love with every passion blending,

Pleasure that can never cloy;

Thus provided, pardoned, guided,

Nothing can our peace destroy.


Words JAMES EDMESTON 1791-1867 ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tune Mannheim

F. FILITZ'S Choralbuch 1847




Remain standing as THE BISHOP says


TOGETHER with those who have gathered in New York,

Washington, Pennsylvania, and countless people around the world,

we remember those who died at this time, on this day, one year ago.






SOPHIE BRANDT, September 11 Programme Officer, British Red Cross, reads


Time is too slow for those who wait

Too swift for those who fear

Too long for those who grieve

Too short for those who rejoice.

But for those who love, time is eternity.


HENRY VAN DYKE 1852-1933



Bishop †††††††††††† With the stirring of the wind and in the chill of winter;

under the blue sky and in the warmth of summer:


All††††††††††††††††††† We remember them.










With joys we long to share and in sorrow we bear alone;

in work we have to do and with life we have to give:


We remember them.


In treasured memories of the past and during days to come


We remember them.


In all that they achieved and for all that might have been:

at the dawn of day and in the setting sun:


We remember them.


Silence is kept, during which over 3,000 rose petals are released from the

Whispering Gallery.



Sarabande from íCello Suite No. 5 BWV1011 J. S. BACH





If I should die and leave you here awhile,

Be not like others, sore undone, who keep

Long vigils by silent dust, and weep.

For my sake, turn again to life and smile,

Nerving thy heart and trembling hand to do

Something to comfort weaker hearts than thine

And I perchance may therein comfort you.




Remain standing as the Choir sings




during which a candle is lit by Leaders of Faith Communities

coinciding with the time of the impact on the South Tower at 1403.


LORD,no w lettest thou thy servant depart in peace: according to thy


For mine eyes have seen: thy salvation,

Which thou hast prepared: before the face of all people;

To be a light to lighten the Gentiles: and to be the glory of thy people









Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end.











GO forth into the world in peace; be of good courage; hold fast that

which is good; render to no one evil for evil; strengthen the faint

hearted; support the weak; help the afflicted; honour everyone. Love and

serve the Lord rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit, and the blessing

of God almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit be upon you now

and always. Amen.






GOD save our gracious Queen,

Long live our noble Queen,

God save The Queen!

Send her victorious,

Happy and glorious,

Long to reign over us,

God save The Queen!


Not on this land alone,

But be Godís mercies known

From shore to shore:

Lord, make the nations see

That we in unity,

Should form one family

The wide world oíer.



Words Verse 1 Traditional†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Music Thesaurus Musicus c. 1743

Verse 2 W. E. HICKSON 1803-70












Organ Music after the Service


Fantasia and Fugue in C minor BWV 537 ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† J. S. BACH





The Chapter and the Bishop of London conduct His Royal Highness The

Prince of Wales, His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales and the

Ambassador of the United States of America, to the Great West Door.







The Lord Mayor locum tenens proceeds to the Great West Door.






Leaders of Faith Communities, the Choir, the College of Minor Canons,

Visiting Ecumenical Dignitaries, Visiting Clergy, Honorary Canons and the

College of Canons return to the Deanís Aisle.















































The Cathedral will be open to the public from 1530.













































































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