A church providing aid and support for rescue workers during and after the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York is to be presented with a world-wide symbol of peace and reconciliation by a Midland-based organisation.
St Paul's Chapel, which is opposite Ground Zero, Manhattan, will be inaugurated as a member of the Community of the Cross of Nails on the fourth anniversary of the attacks.
Two members of the Coventry-based community, Dr Oliver Schuegraf and the Suffragan Bishop of Warwick, the Rt Rev John Stroyan, will make the presentation and deliver addresses at a special service.
Dr Schuegraf, the coordinator of the Community of the Cross of Nails, said the honour was being given because of the church's efforts following the atrocity.
"They did amazing work, opening the church and providing food, massages and even a small clinic within the pews," he explained.
" They ' re now really involved with inter-faith relations in the community, bringing together Christians, Jews and Muslim people alike."
The 40 centimetre cross for St Paul's is being made by prisoners in Dr Schuegraf's home town of Wurzburg in Bavaria, Germany, and will be mounted on original stone from St Michael's Cathedral.