Sunday, November 11, 2018 marks the centenary of the end of World War I. The war was virtually unprecedented in its slaughter, carnage, and destruction: an estimated nine million combatants and seven million civilians died as a direct result of the war, and millions more suffered dislocation, disability, and psychological aftereffects.
Since November 11, 1918, the Armistice that ended the war has been commemorated in Europe and the United States, and since 1954 in this country the day has been dedicated to all veterans of the armed forces.
Join us for our 11am Eucharist in the Church. We will mark the day by tolling the tower bell before the service and the choir’s singing of a portion of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem at the offertory. Following Communion, we will process out with bagpipes for a short service of remembrance at the war memorial, honoring both the war dead and those who have pledged themselves to the armed service of this country.