Annual service to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2023
The special service will return to Chorley on Saturday 21 January at the Cenotaph in Astley Park from 10.45am.
Holocaust Memorial Day - which takes place on 27 January - is the day for everyone to remember the millions of people murdered in the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution, and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.
Residents and visitors of Chorley are invited to attend the annual service organised by Chorley Council and Kinga Grzeczynska, Director of Chorley Holocaust Memorial Day.
The service will be led by Rev Dr Francis Marsden at the Cenotaph in Astley Park commencing at 10:45am on 21 January and lasting around 45 minutes.
Councillor Peter Wilson, Deputy Leader for Chorley Council said: "We hold this service annually on Holocaust Memorial Day to remember all the victims of the Holocaust, genocide and other atrocities across the world."
"This service is always well supported, and we hope this will be the same this year".
"I encourage everyone to join us at the service on Saturday or take a few moments to remember and learn from the past which can help us to create a safer and united future together."
This year's theme for Holocaust Memorial Day is 'Ordinary People' and prompts us to consider how ordinary people, such as us, can play a bigger part than we might imagine in challenging prejudice today, and on Holocaust Memorial Day 2023.
Information about Holocaust Memorial Day can be found at: https://www.hmd.org.uk/what-is-holocaust-memorial-day/