A service to celebrate the life and legacy of Cyrille Regis MBE will be held at Coventry Cathedral on Sunday 4 March at 4pm.
Admittance to the service is by ticket only. Those wishing to attend will be able to secure their free tickets online at eticketing.co.uk/CCFC or at the Coventry City Ticket Office at the Butts Park Arena (Mon-Fri, 10:30am – 4:30pm. Tuesday’s 10:30am – 4pm).
700 free tickets will be available to the public for the celebration of Cyrille’s life. A £1 postage fee will apply to tickets, unless collection is chosen – with tickets available to collect from the Coventry City Ticket Office at the Butts Park Arena.
The service will be led by the Dean of Coventry and include tributes from some of Cyrille’s football teammates, including Brendon Batson and Greg Downs. It will also include contributions from the Archbishop of York, the Lord Mayor of Coventry, the Bishop of Coventry and Cyrille’s family.
Those providing the music for the service will include the Boy Choristers of the Cathedral Choir, Mark Beswick, Sandra Godley and Neville Staple.
Councillor Tony Skipper, the Lord Mayor of Coventry, said:
“Cyrille Regis gave so much to football in this country and was an inspiration to many - this is Coventry’s chance to say thank you. It will be wonderful to gather together his family, friends, former colleagues and supporters to celebrate his life and achievements.”
The Right Reverend Dr Christopher Cocksworth, Bishop of Coventry, added:
“It is a great honour for the Cathedral to be able to mark Cyrille’s contribution to football in Coventry, the West Midlands and nationally, and to be able to celebrate the way he managed not only to influence so many individual lives but also helped to re-shape our culture’s attitude to race on and off the field.”