A minute’s silence at 1.22pm – exactly three months after Shoreham tragedy

FAMILIES will fall silence at 1.22pm today (November 22) to remember their relatives who lost their lives at the Shoreham airshow tragedy.

Books of condolences
Books of condolences

Families, friends and first responders have gathered at Lancing College’s chapel for a memorial service in memory of the 11 men who lost their lives on August 22.

Bishop of Chichester Martin Warner spoke of the importance of taking a minute’s silence.

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“I think we’ve benefited from using the space of silence in wider contexts such as Shoreham,” he said.

Lancing College's chapel

“It’s a very powerful medium. It can so often express what words fail to convey.

“It’s important of course that we link our emotions to time. The fact that it will happen at exactly the time that the tragedy struck is another way of connecting with this terrible event that’s altered lives irrevocably.”

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