YORK Minster is to screen a service being staged at Manchester Cathedral next week to mark the first anniversary of the Manchester Arena terror attack.

The National Service of Commemoration next Tuesday will be attended by bereaved families, first responders, city leaders and senior national figures, including the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu.

But in recognition of the fact that many of the 22 people killed came from across the North of England - including York couple Marcin and Angelika Klis - the service is also being screened at several cathedrals including the Minster.

The Lord Mayor of York, Cllr Barbara Boyce, said the "inhumane and senseless attack" in Manchester affected everyone either directly or indirectly. “York lost two of its citizens and their children were left without parents,” she said. “This special service gives everyone the opportunity to stand together and to demonstrate that we will continue to show love and compassion to one another and not live in fear of hatred and terror.”

The Dean of York, the Very Reverend Dr Vivienne Faull, said people would remember with love those who died.

Dr Sentamu said he would be at the service in shared grief at the loss of so many young lives.

Admission to the Minster’s live screening begins at 12.45pm, with the screening starting at 2pm and concluding at 3pm. Entry to the Minster will be free for the service. There will be extra bag searches and a greater police presence "to keep people safe", said a spokeswoman.