Remembrance Day services at Southwark Cathedral

Southwark Cathedral will mark the Centenary of the end of
the First World War with three services which reflect different aspects of remembrance on Sunday November 11.

At 10.55am, representatives of the Royal British Legion, Armed Forces, Police and Southwark Borough
Council will attend a Service of Remembrance with two minutes silence, at which they will lay wreaths.
The preacher and president at the Eucharist will be the Bishop of Southwark, The Right Reverend
Christopher Chessun.

Then at 3pm there will be a Service of Thanksgiving and Prayer for Peace, an ecumenical service to
mark the Centenary of the Armistice signalling the end of the First World War. The combined choirs of
St George’s Roman Catholic Cathedral, Southwark and Southwark Cathedral will provide the music,
the preacher will be Canon Richard Hearn, Dean of St George's Cathedral and the Bihsop of Southwark
will give the blessing. Also present will be the Archbishop of the Coptic Church in the United Kingdom,
His Eminence Archbishop Angaelos, who is an Ecumenical Canon of Southwark Cathedral. The Dean of
Southwark, the Very Revd Andrew Nunn, said: “As we commemorate the centenary of such an
important event in our history, we are delighted to join with our friends from St George’s Cathedral to
offer a time where we can reflect on the events of one hundred years ago and to pray for peace in the
world today”.

The day will close with a Service of Light at 6pm where all those from the Parish of St. Saviour’s who
gave their lives fighting for peace will be remembered by name and by the lighting of candles. Their
names are written on the Sir Ninian Comper First World War Memorial in the retrochoir of the
Cathedral and it is here that the service will take place, with readings, hymns and prayers for peace
and reconciliation in our world.

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