Today is the 11th November, Remembrance Day, the day we commemorate those members of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty. It is observed on November 11th as this was the day on which hostilities ended in the First World War in 1918.
On Remembrance Sunday (this year November 8th), here in the Parish of Badshot Lea and Hale we held Acts of Remembrance at the three War Memorials – Badshot Lea, Weybourne and Hale – when the names of the dead of the villages were read out. We have also recorded online versions of these ceremonies and you can find them here:
The online Remembrance Sunday services are also here:
and you can find our annual Farnham Festival of Remembrance online here:
There is also a garden of poppies and crosses in St John’s churchyard.
Prayers for Remembrance Day
For those who have died
Almighty and eternal God,
from whose love in Christ we cannot be parted,
either by death or life:
hear our prayers and thanksgivings
for all whom we remember this day;
fulfil in them the purpose of your love;
and bring us all, with them, to your eternal joy;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
For those who have died on active service
O God of truth and justice,
we hold before you those men and women
who have died in active service:
in Iraq, in Afghanistan and elsewhere.
As we honour their courage and cherish their memory,
may we put our faith in your future;
for you are the source of life and hope,
now and for ever.
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