Commemorating the start of World War One

Join Farnham Town Crier, Jonathan Jones, and Farnham Brass Band for a special service to mark the start of the First World War at St John’s Church, Hale, Farnham.

Everyone from across the community is warmly invited to take part at the evening service, starting at 6pm on Saturday 13th September at St John’s Church in Hale Road.

The service, which will be attended by Mayor of Farnham, Cllr Jeremy Ricketts, will include war poetry read by Jonathan Jones, music by the brass band and popular hymns.

The Revd Lesley Crawley said: “The commemorations are drawing together people from right across the community – from schoolchildren who planted poppy seeds in our churchyard to the Mayor. Our hope is that this service will offer an opportunity for everyone to come together to remember the sacrifice made by people from this community and across the world a century ago.

“With so much conflict taking place across the world right now it is also a timely opportunity to pray for peace and all those who seek to achieve it.

“Everyone is welcome to take part, to pay their respects and to give thanks.”

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