Many of you will have read my low-down on the events in Tudor Life magazine, but here are some of the events happening today and links to keep you updated on them:
- 10.30am (some say 10.45am) – Procession of significant guests from Leicester Guildhall to Leicester Cathedral.
- 11.30am - Service of Reinterment of the Remains of King Richard III in the presence of the Most Right Reverend Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury and senior clergy from both dioceses, and other Christian denominations alongside representatives of the World Faiths. Invitation only. It will be broadcast line on the UK's Channel 4.
- 5.15pm – Solemn Choral Evensong at York Minster, York. The Very Reverend Vivienne Faull, Dean of York Minster, explains “On the evening of the re-interment of King Richard III it is right that the people of York and Yorkshire will have the opportunity to gather in the Minster to pray and to remember the death of the King at the battle of Bosworth in 1485. The service of Choral Evensong will include a prayer composed for the service by the Dean of Leicester. I am glad the cathedrals of both York and Leicester will take the opportunity of the re-interment to give thanks for the peace of our realm and to pray for reconciliation for those who are caught up in conflict in our own day.”
- 7.30pm – Requiem Mass in the style Richard III would have known at St Catherine’s Church, Stanifield Lane, Farington, Leyland, PR25 4QG. Sung High Latin Mass with Singers of the Laeta Cantoribus Choir, followed by a light Buffet with wine. For further details telephone 01772 421174 or Mobile 07533 029622.
UK viewers will be able to watch live coverage on Channel 4 but the King Richard in Leicester website is also covering the reinterment on their site and on Twitter - http://kingrichardinleicester.com/the-reinterment-of-king-richard-iii-live/ and https://twitter.com/KRIIILeicester
Those outside the UK can listen to proceedings on BBC Leicester at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/bbc_radio_leicester
The Telegraph is also giving regular updates at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/environment/archaeology/11495617/Reburial-of-Richard-III-live.html
As is the BBC at http://www.bbc.com/news/live/uk-england-leicestershire-32021350
And the Leicester Mercury is also covering it - http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/King-Richard-III-reinterment-Live/story-26212527-detail/story.html and http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/richardIII
Orders of service can be found at http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Richard-III-reinterment-Order-service/story-26235881-detail/story.html and http://kingrichardinleicester.com/orders-of-service-print-off-and-follow-along/