Churches in Britain and Ireland have come together to organise an ecumenical service marking the first anniversary of the murder of George Floyd on 25 May 2021. The service, called Doing Justice: A Service of Reflection on the Anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, will be broadcast on 25 May 2021 at 7pm on YouTube (http://youtube.com/ctbimedia) and other social media platforms. BBC Radio 4 will subsequently broadcast the service on Sunday 30 May for its Sunday Worship programme.
The socially-distanced service, which takes place at the New Testament Church of God Church in Brixton, south London, will feature many leading figures from the churches in Britain and Ireland such as Archbishop Stephen Cotterill, Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo, Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Pastor Agu Irukwu, Bishop Sarah Mullally, Revd Inderjit Bhogal, Archdeacon Rosemarie Mallett, Lynn Green et al. They will encourage listeners to remember the tragic death of Mr Floyd, and to stand up for justice, and against intolerance.
The service was initiated by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI), an ecumenical organisation that encourages Christian unity, and the service will reflect that accord with contributions from Christians and churches from all traditions and denominations both in this country and abroad (see below).
For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and see the CTBI website: https://ctbi.org.uk/service-marks-anniversary-of-george-floyd-killing/
YouTube Channel: http://youtube.com/ctbimedia
The list of churches and organisations participating include:
- The Church of England
- The Baptist Union Of Great Britain
- The New Testament Church of God
- The Redeemed Christian Church of God
- The Evangelical Alliance
- The United Reformed Church
- The Methodist Church
- The Church of God of Prophecy
- Kingsway International Christian Centre
- Churches Together in Britain and Ireland
- Churches Together in England
- Church of Scotland
- Cytûn – Churches Together in Wales
- Irish Council of Churches
- Diocese of Southwark
The service will be pre-recorded during a closed event at NTCG Brixton Community Church in Brixton, London, adhering to current COVID-19 restrictions and regulations.