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Children from Dickleburgh Church of England Primary Academy came together in a special assembly for an act of remembrance for the armistice for the first world war.
Tim Bennet looks at how the parish in Overstrand is playing its part in remembering those from their community who lost their lives in WW1.
To mark the centenary of World War One, Revd Keith Dally, Priest-in-Charge of the United Benefice of Kings Beck, set out in 2014 to research the names on the Rolls of Honour of the six Churches of the Benefice – Banningham, Colby, Felmingham, Skeyton, Suffield and Tuttington.
WW1 National heroine Matron Edith Cavell is buried in the grounds of Norwich Cathedral, having grown up in the village of Swardeston. Edith was born in the vicarage there in 1865. Janet Marshall, Head of Schools & Family Learning at the Cathedral, takes up the tale.
Trying to bring the stories and impact of The Great War alive to children today is a tough task. Mulbarton Community Choir is running a competition to coincide with the centenary celebrations of the end of World War One. The Musical Director, the Revd Andrew North, explains.
You may remember the occasion when St John’s Harleston had been invaded by cranes. Thankfully, it was a peaceful invasion of 1,000 paper origami cranes, each a folded message of peace from local school children. Rector Nigel Tufnell takes up the tale.
Peace – a word we use a lot in church. “Peace be with you”, “Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth”, “The peace of God which passes all understanding…”
Iain Turner is Head of English at Beeston Hall School, West Runton and explores that remembering the Armistice is an opportunity for us to consider being the change we wish to see in the world.
Felmingham’s new War memorial was unveiled and dedicated on Sunday 5 August by the Bishop of Norwich in front of 60 local residents, supporters and relatives of some of those named on the memorial.
On August 4, churches across the country will start 100 days of prayer, peace and reconciliation to mark 100 years since the end of World War I. To help in remembrance, a Norfolk charity is offering free commemorative booklets for young people to churches across the county.
Remembrance 100 launches on Saturday 4 August 2018 with 100 Days of Peace and Hope – prayers, Bible readings, reflections and peace-making activities – which are available to download free. Archbishop Justin Welby has written this foreword for Remembrance 100.
Mulbarton Community Choir isrunning a competition to coincide with the centenary celebrations of the end of World War One. Musical Director, the Revd Andrew North, explains a bit more about it.
Norfolk is ‘leading the way’ throughout the United Kingdom in relation to the number of Churches in a County taking part in ‘Ringing out for Peace’ at 7.05pm on Sunday 11 November 2018, as the finale to the Battle’s Over - A Nation’s Tribute.
Grants are available of between £3,000 and £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help parishes look at the heritage and impact of the First World War on your parish or even benefice.
A Year 5 pupil from West Raynham Church of England Primary Academy Unity Federation has written a poem for Remembrance Day.
Running from 2014–2018, the Home Front Legacy project is supporting community groups researching local places associated with the Great War with an online toolkit and guidance for recording the remains of surviving sites, structures and buildings around Britain.
The local knowledge gathered will be presented on a UK-wide map of sites and projects, and will help them to better understand the legacy of the War on our landscape and consciousness. The data will also be submitted to the UK’s national and local archaeological records to inform planning decisions and help to safeguard First World War remains for generations to come.
For more information please click here or visit the Home Front Legacy Project's website http://www.homefrontlegacy.org.uk/wp/
The 2018 commemorations of the end of the First Word War in has given rise to fresh interest in beacons on church towers. Ecclesiastical has revised its guidance on church tower beacons, which is available here.