Remembrance 2020

Our Act of Remembrance was filmed earlier in the week in church and follows the liturgy below.

Act of Remembrance
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
we will remember them.
We will remember them.

Silence

The Last Post

Ever-living God,
we remember those whom you have gathered from the storm of war
into the peace of your presence;
may that same peace calm our fears,
bring justice to all peoples
and establish harmony among the nations,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Kohima Epitaph
When you go home
tell them of us and say,
for your tomorrow
we gave our today.

Act of Commitment
Let us commit ourselves to responsible living and faithful service.
Will you strive for all that makes for peace? We will.
Will you seek to heal the wounds of war? We will.

Will you work for a just future for all humanity? We will.

Merciful God, we offer to you the fears in us
that have not yet been cast out by love:
may we accept the hope you have placed in the hearts of all people,
and live lives of justice, courage and mercy;
through Jesus Christ our risen redeemer. Amen.