Wolves will invite supporters to pay tribute to friends and family who have passed away in recent years at the club’s Annual Service of Remembrance later this month, following two seasons of online events.
Taking place at St Peter’s Collegiate Church, in Wolverhampton City Centre, this years’ service will begin at 12.30pm on Saturday 30th April, ahead of the Premier League fixture against Brighton & Hove Albion at Molineux (3pm kick-off).
For the first time ever, the service will also be streamed live on wolves.co.uk, enabling supporters who can’t attend in person to view the service. The Brighton fixture will also round off One Pack Week which is the club’s annual celebration of equality, diversity and inclusion across the club.
The annual commemorative event invites fans to remember their loved ones, both by name and by lighting a candle, and is expected to last 45 minutes, allowing time for the congregation to make their way to the stadium for kick-off.
The yearly service offers an alternative way for the club and fans to remember and celebrate the lives of members of the Wolves family no longer with us and an opportunity for loved ones to be remembered either individually or as a group.
Wolves’ club chaplain, the rector of Wolverhampton, Rev Preb David Wright will once again lead the commemorations and welcomes all supporters, who are encouraged to wear club colours if they wish.
Wright said: “It is a privilege to once again be asked to lead the annual service of remembrance where people can remember those members of the Wolves family who are no longer with us, and we are delighted to be able to hold the service in person at St Peter's Collegiate Church again.
“Remembering plays an important part in all of our lives, and we look forward to welcoming supporters to give thanks for those whom they love that have passed away and to support those who still carry the weight of grief.
“It is always a poignant service, and the chance for the football club and the community to come together and recognise the lives and the contributions of so many who shared a passion for the football club and the city of Wolverhampton as a whole.”
Supporters are requested to complete the online form here with the names of loved ones they wish to remember during the service, and these will be printed and handed out on the day. The entry form will close at midnight on Sunday 24th April.