13 September 2001

Silence and prayers for the people of America

Methodists are being encouraged to observe a Three-minute Silence at 11am on Friday 14 September in memory of those who have died in the terrorist attacks in the US on Tuesday. The Silence, called for by the European Union, is set to be observed by families, businesses and other organisations across Europe.

Some Methodist churches across Britain are organising their own special services to coincide with the Silence.

Methodist Connexional Team staff are to observe the Three-minute Silence during a short service at 11am on Friday 14 September. The Secretary of the Methodist Conterence, Rev Nigel Collinson, will lead staff in prayer during the service.

Meanwhile, UK religious leaders are to gather for a special service of remembrance at St Paul Cathedral in London at 12 noon on Friday. The Queen and the Prime Minister will join church leaders including the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr George Carey, and the President of the Methodist Conference, Rev Christina le Moignan, to pray for victims of the terrorist attacks and for a just solution to be found to the crisis.

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