Remember Me Digital Memorial Space

by Remember Me COVID-19 Memorial in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Remember Me Digital Memorial Space

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St Paul’s Cathedral is now fundraising to establish a state-of-the-art digital memorial space that responds to the times we live in.

by Remember Me COVID-19 Memorial in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Inspired by your support for www.rememberme2020.uk - St Paul’s Cathedral is now fundraising to establish a state-of-the-art digital memorial space within the Cathedral, so that all who have died as a result of the pandemic are a part of our collective history - a memorial space that responds to the times we live in.

TARGET: £100,000 (overall target £1.2m)

By helping to raise the first £100,000, your donation will provide a springboard to enable St Paul’s Cathedral to proceed with this project. Whilst additional fundraising takes place, we can secure the digital and design expertise and begin the work using the seed funding. 

Background

The public response to the Remember Me memorial project has been overwhelming. To date, more than 11,000 people from across the UK, of all faiths and none, have left an online memorial to a loved one who have died as a result of the pandemic The Memorial Book will remain open for as long as needed.

Over £2.7million was donated by the public in 2021 so that a Remember Me physical memorial could be built within the Cathedral.  It is scheduled for completion in Summer 2022. This new entrance space leads into a chapel, a space of quiet, reflection and remembrance.  Within the Chapel space, which is free for visitors to enter, it will be possible to view the on-line Book of Memorial.

The public response to Remember Me has increased our determination to ensure that the memorial project remains within the Cathedral in perpetuity, so that all who have died as a result of the pandemic are a permanent part of our history.   

The world continues to change and, whilst we cannot predict the future, sadly there will always be further suffering and sorrow – the threat of current and future conflict, new pandemics and climate change remain with us and will impact each and every one of us, just as COVID has done.   By providing for a significant digital and flexible memorial space, we can respond swiftly to people’s needs and to global events that affect us.  Subject to raising the funding required, St Paul’s intention, as a symbol of hope and solace to all, is to have the capacity to create a fluid memorial space, for all seasons and events.

A Digital Memorial Space 

To create such a responsive and inclusive memorial space will require highly specialized complex digital hardware and software along with a bespoke curved opaque screen The installation needs to have the capacity to show sensitive artwork and designs as well as messages, and images of loved ones who have passed away.  During services within the Chapel, the digital presence must have the capability to change and provide a focus for celebrations of the Eucharist.

By helping to raise the first £100,000, your donation will provide a springboard to enable St Paul’s Cathedral to proceed with this project. Whilst additional fundraising takes place, we can secure the digital and design expertise and begin the work using the seed funding. 

Crowdfunder donors have been instrumental, through your generous support, in helping us ensure that we can complete our Remember Me project in Summer 2022.  Now, thanks to you, we dare to be even more ambitious in our vision to build a digital memorial that will serve us now and for future generations.  By having a stronger digital memorial presence within the Cathedral we can ensure that those who have died due to the pandemic are never forgotten.  Our goal is to be swift in successfully raising the £1.2m needed and to be able to launch the opening of a state-of-the art flexible memorial space in 2023.

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Image Credit: Caroe Architecture Ltd with Fergus Connelly.

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