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Remembrance Sunday in Southwark Cathedral

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

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 Bishop 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.

All three services are open to all.