Saturday, 23 November 2013

Lockerbie remembrance service

[I am grateful to Dr Jim Swire for supplying me with the following press release:]
Westminster Abbey Lockerbie Remembrance Service
6.45pm 21st December 2013

By kind permission of the Dean and Chapter a service coordinated with those to be held in America and Lockerbie will be held in the Abbey starting at 6.45pm on 21st December 2013, to remember the 270 people who died in the Lockerbie air disaster on 21 December 1988.

All are most welcome to come, and tickets can be obtained by writing to:

Matthew Arnoldi, Room 21, The Chapter Office, Westminster Abbey, 20 Dean’s Yard, London, SW1P 3PA. Would all applicants please write, enclosing a stamped addressed envelope, to the above address.

Any publicity that you can give to this event, so that those wishing to come can get their tickets in good time, would be much appreciated. The service is likely to last about one hour and the tickets are free.

All media enquiries: Press & Communications, Westminster Abbey, 020 7654 4923,

[Memorial events are also going to be held in Lockerbie itself. Further details here.]


  1. Thank you for that. While travelling to London for a 45-minute service is not really practical for me, Lockerbie itself is only about an hour's drive. In addition, while I have more reason to believe that London has significance in this case than many who will be attending there, it is Lockerbie and Dryfesdale that pull me at this sorrowful time, not Westminster.

    I am currently revising my plans for that day in the hope of being able to be present at Lockerbie.

  2. I will be in Lockerbie in spirit as it is too far to travel. I & 3 of my family were on the feeder flight from Frankfurt to Heathrow that fateful day; we were blessed, but the hundreds who weren't will never be forgotten.

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