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The national commemoration of the First World War is shaped around the themes of remembrance, youth and education. Within those themes local communities will tell their own stories which are likely to focus on issues including why remembering matters; honouring bravery and sacrifice; the impact on the development of Britain; the role of allies and the Commonwealth; local connections and contributions to the war; and reconciliation in today’s world.

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Her Majesty the Queen unveils the list of names of pupils killed during the bombing
/ 20 June 2017

East London church hosts the Queen and Prince Philip for remembrance service

All Saints Poplar recently hosted the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at an anniversary service to remember pupils killed in the bombing of a school by the German Airforce during the First World War.

The Bishop of Stepney at the St Botolph's Memorial Cross
/ 9 August 2016

Centenary of the WW1 memorial cross at City church

City of London church rededicates memorial cross 100 years after it was erected.

Wreath placed during Commemoration of the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme
/ 1 July 2016

Commemoration of the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme

The Bishop of London has paid tribute to the men of the Somme and spoken of the meaning of their sacrifice today.

The Bishop of London preaching
/ 1 July 2016

Commemoration of the Eve of the Somme

The Bishop of London preached at Westminster Abbey on the Eve of the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme.

The Battle of the Somme film
/ 23 May 2016

Resources for the Battle of the Somme centenary

Churches across London are being encouraged to hold vigils marking the centenary of World War One’s Battle of the Somme, on the 30 June or the 1 July.

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