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The life of Florence Nightingale celebrated at St Peter’s in the City

PUBLISHED: 00:00 26 June 2018

Derbyshire Army Cadets playing outside St Peter's Church before the service

Derbyshire Army Cadets playing outside St Peter's Church before the service

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Annual event coincides with International Nurses’ Day

The annual service in celebration of the life of Florence Nightingale, which coincides with International Nurses’ Day and is organised by Derby Teaching Hospitals, took place on 12th May – the day of her birth – at St Peter’s in the City, Derby. Staff, students and representatives from Derby and Burton Hospitals, local councillors and MPs were joined by the Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire, William Tucker, and High Sheriff Lucy Palmer, Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, Chief Nurse of Health Education England and Professor Kathryn Mitchell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Derby. Members of the Hospital Choir sang beautifully in what was a very moving service that included the lighting of candles around the church. The blessing was given by Rt Revd Dr Alastair Redfern, Bishop of Derby.

The Florence Nightingale Window which was originally at the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary Chapel, has been on display at St Peter’s Church since 2010.

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