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Weʼre raising £2,000 to To pay for a bespoke voltive (candle holder) for Southwark Cathedral for those 51 people who died on the marchioness river boat disaster.

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On 20th August 1989 the Marchioness river boat was involved in a collision resulting in the death of 51 people.

Every year we commemorate this at Southwark Cathedral. However, i thought it would be nice if we matked the 30th anniversary with a bespoke ‘voltive’ (a church candle holder) with exactly 51 candle holders.

Southwark Cathedral have given their support to this.

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  • Chris Howard1 month ago
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    In 2009, various acts of remembrance were organised to mark the 20th anniversary. The Coastguard placed 51 roses in the Thames, near the site of the disaster. At Southwark Cathedral, the names of the victims were read at both Eucharists on 20 August 2009. In August 2014, to mark the 25th anniversary, the names of all 51 people who died aboard Marchioness were again read out in a service at Southwark Cathedral, 51 candles were lit, and 51 roses laid.

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