Rigg Memorial Dedication Service

On Saturday 11th March, the Archbishop of York dedicated the restoration work on the Rigg Memorial. More than 120 people gathered to remember the 7 children, 6 of one family, who died tragically on the River Ouse in 1830, and to celebrate the partnership between St Lawrence and York's Civic Trust which has brought the story out of the shadows of decay into the light, enriching our city with the skill of conservators and craftsmen to the benefit of generations to come. It was also an opportunity for the church to say thank you to its supporters, and for many to see St Lawrence for the first time after our major building work last year. We hope all those who came were able to take something positive from what was a very memorable occasion. We will be posting more photos, more information about the monument and its history, and hopefully the full clip of ITV's television coverage of the service, so remember to check back here again.