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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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Soldiers of the First World War
/ 13 September 2018

First World War Centenary 2018

The Church of England website has a host of worship and prayer resources to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War this coming autumn.


Bells will ring for the Centenary of the First World War, on 11th November 2018
/ 13 September 2018

Bell ringers in the First World War

Bell ringing plans for the 100th Anniversary Commemoration of the First World War.


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.


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