The Lord Mayor of Liverpool, councillor Alan Dean, and Reverend Steven Brooks, the Rector of Liverpool, are joining together for prayers today ahead of the annual memorial service taking place on Saturday.
'The passing years do not diminish the importance and the poignancy of this occasion.'
Phil Hammond, who lost his 14-year-old son Philip in the tragedy, and chairman of the Hillsborough Family Support Group, said: 'I'm really pleased that the city council is once again doing something to mark the anniversary of Hillsborough.
'As the father of one of the 96 who died I feel strongly about making sure that their memories live on.'
The memorial service will take place on the Kop at Anfield on Saturday 15 April and will include a minute's silence at 3.06pm.