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An Ecumenical Service of Thanksgiving and Prayer for Peace

1 week, 6 days ago

On Sunday 11 November, the day that marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, Southwark Cathedral will hold an ecumenical service of thanksgiving and prayer for peace.

The service, which will take place at 3.00pm will commemorate the Armistice at the end of the First World War and the years of peace which followed.  The preacher will be the Dean of St George’s Roman Catholic Cathedral, Canon Richard Hearn and the blessing will be given by the Bishop of Southwark, the Rt Revd Christopher Chessun.

The Archbishop of the Coptic Church in the United Kingdom, His Eminence Archbishop Angaelos, an Ecumenical Canon of Southwark Cathedral, will also take part in the service and the combined choirs of St George’s Roman Catholic Cathedral, Southwark and Southwark Cathedral will provide the music. 

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”.

Tickets are not required for the service and all are welcome to join the congregation on this momentous occasion.