Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday: "Responding to the Call of Duty"

The Revd Robin Sims-Williams

A couple of weeks ago at the Halloween workshop, dressed in a costume which Margaret described as a cross between Gandalf and Darth Vader, I gathered the 100 kids together to tell them a scary story. Inspired by the story of Elijah searching for God’s voice in Earthquake and storm and fire; the loud tragic events of his day and age. Eventually, and to his surprise, God’s voice comes to him in the gentle blowing of wind in the entrance of a cave.

Remembrance Sunday: "Remember With Fury"

The Revd Margaret Legg

The Remembrance Season reaches its climax with the ceremonies today and next Tuesday – Armistice Day, particularly important this year as we mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

How important it is to remember well. To remember well is to reflect on the valour of the many who died so we might live; it is to give thanks for the freedom we enjoy because of the sacrifice of many; it is to treasure the peace we have experienced on these shores since the Second World War and it is to spark us to work for the continuation of peace: in our lives, in our country and in the world.

Remembrance Sunday: "Remembering Well"

The Revd Brutus Green

As the world never ceases to spin on its axis, and technology continually transforms all aspects of human life, there will always be those who cling to the past and those who wish to forever leave it behind. If you’ve seen the vicar’s phone you will know what I mean. Wars, traditionally, have been times of great innovation, necessity being mother to invention. And the First World War which we particularly remember today takes the credit for such innovations as tanks, flamethrowers, poison gas, aircraft carriers, and also more generally helpful things like air traffic control and mobile X-ray machines.