Commemorations for the First World War bw-colour-poppies-Ed-Samuel-Shuttertock.jpg

Below are relevant articles and information about Remembrance Day and World War One.

For resources, materials and prayer cards for Remembrance Day and World War One, click here.

 

Please find more resources for services, prayers and background information of World War One from the Church of England website on the following links:

A selection of biblical and non-blical readings, prayers, litanies and music

Liturgical Resources for use at services commemorating the anniversary of World War One.

 

You can also find a service around a War Memorial on the following website:

An Outline for a Service Around a First World War Memorial

  

Some related websites with useful information and ideas can be found below:

WWI Education Resources for Teachers

Rare images and information about prisoners of war from Heritage Calling.

A range of information and resources from the British Legion

Help knit 17,000 poppies for the Royal British Legion!

Helping to knit 5000 poppies for the Victorian RSL

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Dickleburgh School Remembers WW1

Dickleburgh School Remembers WW1

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.

Sat 10 Nov 2018
Overstrand remembers World War One

Overstrand remembers World War One

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.

Tue 25 Sep 2018
We will remember them

We will remember them

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.

Wed 19 Sep 2018
Meeting Edith – peace and turmoil combine in Norwich Cathedral

Meeting Edith – peace and turmoil combine in Norwich Cathedral

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.

Mon 17 Sep 2018
WW1 song competition for children

WW1 song competition for children

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.

Thu 13 Sep 2018
Harleston champions of peace

Harleston champions of peace

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.

Thu 13 Sep 2018
Being at peace

Being at peace

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…”

Wed 12 Sep 2018
Time for Change

Time for Change

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.

Mon 10 Sep 2018
Felmingham’s new War memorial unveiled by Bishop Graham

Felmingham’s new War memorial unveiled by Bishop Graham

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.   

Mon 6 Aug 2018

 

Home Front Legacy Project

Helping local communities identify and map the remains of the First World War in Britain

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/

 

Tower Beacons

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.