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Letter from Revd Leonora Hill, 'Signpost' & services - November 2018

on Fri, 26/10/2018 - 11:00am

Revd Leonora Hill
Email: [email protected]

Dear Friends,

I would like to share this e-mail that I received entitled ‘Armistice bells”.

“Her Majesty’s Government’s ambition is for bells to ring out at 12:30pm on 11th November to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice which signalled the end of the First World War. This will be a symbolic way to give thanks for the end of the war 100 years ago and will replicate the national outpouring of relief that took place at the end of the war as news of the Armistice filtered through and bells which had long been silent rang out. Bells ringing out at 12:30 will help mark the shift in emphasis from Remembrance in the morning to thanksgiving in the afternoon for the end of war and for peace. This will coincide with the start of the People’s Procession, as 10,000 members of the public march past the Cenotaph in a nation’s thank you.”

On Remembrance Sunday, which in this centenary year falls on 11th November, we will mark the themes of Remembrance and Thanksgiving at our morning and evening services. Please see the service rota for times and venues.