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Funeral of PC Keith Palmer

6 months, 1 week ago

Southwark Cathedral was full on Monday 10 April for the funeral service of PC Keith Palmer who was killed during the Westminster terror attack on 22 March, as police officers from forces around the country joined his grieving family and friends.

The funeral was conducted by the Dean of Southwark, the Very Revd Andrew Nunn, who also preached.  The Senior Chaplain to the Metropolitan Police Service, the Revd Prebendary Jonathan Osborne led the intercessions and the Bishop of Southwark, the Rt Revd Christopher Chessun gave the commendation and blessing.

In his sermon, The Dean said 'Keith laid down his life for each one of us here, and each one of you who’ve lined the streets and filled the bridges of this city today, who kept vigil last night, who gathered in the Abbey last week, who laid flowers on Westminster Bridge and in Parliament Square, who’ve posted messages on social media, all who cried in front of their TVs, who listened in disbelief to their radios – we are those friends, known and unknown.'

Following the service the Bishop of Southwark said 'We are privileged to have been asked to host the service for Keith who showed the ultimate commitment to his duty and was a much loved husband, father and friend.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and colleagues.'

The Dean's full sermon and the Order of Service can be found on the Cathedral website at http://cathedral.southwark.anglican.org/sermons/an20170410.php