Service of Prayer and Remembrance for the Armed Forces’, St. Margaret’s Westminster on Thursday 8th November from 1-2pm, and refreshments after at
Service of Prayer and Remembrance for the Armed Forces’, St. Margaret’s Westminster on Thursday 8th November from 1-2pm, and refreshments after at the officers mess in Wellington Barracks.
“Defence Christians warmly invite all CIG members and their colleagues to the annual ‘Service of Prayer and Remembrance for the Armed Forces’. This national service will be hosted by the Armed Forces’ Chaplaincies and Military Christian Organisations and follows on from the opening of the Field of Remembrance. Attended by a range of VIPs including clergy, senior military officers, MPs and members of the House of Lords, it provides a unique opportunity to both the remember the Fallen and to pray for the living – both veterans and military personnel serving on operations around the globe.
In this Centenary year, the service will be led by the Bishop of the Forces and accompanied by the Band of the Scots Guards. It will mark the official opening of the There But Not There Armistice Exhibition by Lord Dannatt and include a commemoration of the Civil Service Rifles. Of interest to both military personnel and Civil Servants, the legacy of those Civil Service volunteers from across the Government Departments who joined up to form three Battalions of Infantry and lost over 1200 men in the fighting during WW1 will be remembered.
There is no need to register for the Service; however, if you wish to join us for refreshments at Wellington Barracks, please inform us via firstname.lastname@example.org and bring Photo ID.