Kohima Epitaph & Last Post Service, UK

Start at 10:55 so silence will commence at 11:00 am.   Scripture        Deuteronomy 32:7 Hear the ancient words of our faith from the Hebrew scripture, Deuteronomy, chapter 32, verse 7: Remember the days of old, consider the years long past; ask your parents, and they will inform you; your elders, and they will tell you. […]

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Remembering, a hymn for ANZAC Day — George Stuart, Australia

  Tune: St. Anne Click here to access free downloads.       In contemplation on this day Both pride and sadness grow; We laud the courage on display; Yet tears can overflow.   White crosses filling endless fields Remind us of those lost; We long for respite, that which shields Us from war’s wicked […]

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Open Table service — Remembrance Sunday

Open Table Worship – using inclusive language and imagery for intimate worship settings at which everyone is welcome and valued. — prepared by Ana Gobledale, UK Theme: Remembrance Sunday (UK) — Building Peace This is a full service including scripture, conversation, prayer, Acts of Remembrance and communion. A variety of resources have been included. This interactive and […]

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Hiroshima Day, 6 August

What words can express the horrors of war? The atrocity of dropping an atom bomb on Hiroshima?  Nagasaki? The complicity of citizens? The heart-wrenching desire to set things more right. The craving for forgiveness and atonement? Spirit of Peace, hear our prayer. “U.S. airman Matthew McGunigle photographed the Hiroshima blast. After the war, he entered […]

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ANZAC Day, 25 April

How do we remember those slain in war? What words hold the pain and sorrow of the bereaved?  The dream and hope of the peacemaker?  The promise of light and life after the devastation? How do we avoid glorifying war and death, yet remember those killed and wounded, sometimes for meaningless quarrels of others? How do […]

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Prayers for Remembrance Sunday — Cara Heafey, UK

Merciful God, your love embraces all of creation. Your realm knows nothing of the borders we draw between nations. You have taught us that every woman, man and child is our neighbour. You have commanded us to love, love, love, without thought of our own security, or glory, or gain. Remind us that you have […]

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