This time of year is an important time for remembering. We have made space and time in our churches on All Souls’ Day to remember all those that we have loved who have died, we have marked All Saints’ Day, honouring those who are remembered as saints having experienced an extraordinary outworking of the Holy Spirit, and we are almost at Remembrance Sunday.
This week, we will remember the victims of war, from the Great War to the Second World War and the conflicts that have followed to this very day. As we remember, we will commemorate all victims of war and we will give thanks for those who have worked to bring peace out of war and we will, I trust, commit ourselves, as we remember, to be people of peace.
Christchurch and English Bicknor Churches used the ‘Waterbugs and Dragonflies‘ book by Doris Stickney as a basis for their All Souls’ Service on Sunday. All Souls’ Day falls on 2Continue reading
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Bishop Robert visited Christ Church, Cheltenham to bless a special remembrance area in the church garden for Baby Loss Week. People from the local community who had been affected byContinue reading
Around the county we have once again gathered by the memorials and declared we will remember. ‘Lest we forget’ is the challenge of the Poppy appeal. But what does itContinue reading
I have always acknowledged when watching the news or attending a Remembrance Sunday service how grateful I am to those who have and continue to give their lives in theContinue reading
On the 28th June 1914 the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, started a chain of events which would ultimately lead the world to war. Continue reading
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