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.
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.
City of London church rededicates memorial cross 100 years after it was erected.
The Bishop of London has paid tribute to the men of the Somme and spoken of the meaning of their sacrifice today.