An interfaith memorial praised by Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis last week has commemorated more than 3,000 Covid-19 victims.
Since St Paul’s Cathedral launched its Remember Me project last Friday, some 3,147 names have been added to the online book of remembrance as of today.
Rabbi Mirvis had been among the senior faith leaders hailing the project supported by the businessman and philanthropist Sir Lloyd Dorfman.
The chief rabbi had commended the memorial, saying: “For all those we have lost, of all faiths and none, it is especially powerful coming from St Paul’s Cathedral for all that it symbolises historically. This ‘Remember Me’ campaign will ensure they are not forgotten.”
Members of the public of all faiths and none can register for free the details of a loved one lost to the virus on the website Remember Me, including their name, photograph and a short tribute.
The online book is set to become a physical memorial at the cathedral, which has already approved designs, subject to funding.
Sir Lloyd helped St Paul’s Cathedral lead the project, which has been backed by his foundation, the Dorfman Foundation.