Saturday, 30 May 2015


In late April I was in northern France, near to the Belgian border, for our annual ministers' Spring School.  As part of the centenary marking of the 1914-18 Great War, we were visiting some of the sites and also spending some time reflecting on relevant issues.  Amongst many other things, we considered peace-making, pacifism and the just war theory.  Visits included both a Commonwealth (Tyne Cot) and a German (Langemarck) Cemetery, the Flanders Fields Museum in Ieper, the place where the 'Christmas football truce' is marked and the Pool of Peace, beside which we celebrated Communion.  It was fascinating, moving and challenging.

Remembrance has gained an increasing relevance in the lives of our communities.  How can we, in the church, better serve the community by helping that engagement?

PhotoPoster at Talbot House

Tyne Cot Cemetery

Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate

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