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Church communities across the Diocese take part in the 80th anniversary of D Day

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At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them. Across Norfolk and Waveney, churches and local communities joined in with poignant services.

In King’s Lynn, Revd Mark Dimond wrote: “The Lamp Light of Peace was lit and we give thanks for those who fought valiantly and lost their lives for the freedom of Europe.”

In Pakefield, a beacon was lit. A member of the church wrote: “Wonderful to see the Pakefield Beacon lit as a national commemoration. Many thanks for all the hard work to organise it.”

In Norwich, Bishop Graham lit a lamp and wrote “At 21.15 we lit our D Day lamp of peace at Bishop’s House and read the tribute to those who died, were injured, or were bereaved. Just before I lit the lamp, some tourists from Germany walked by, paused and joined us. My heart sang.”

In North Walsham, another beacon was lit, Revd David Warner wrote: ” From North Walsham’s D Day 80 events. I am proud and honoured to be part of it.”

At Norwich Cathedral, a special evensong took place on 6 June 2024. To see more pictures from the event, go to Special Evensong commemorates 80th anniversary of D-Day | Norwich Cathedral