Each year Remembrance Sunday commemorates the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women involved in the two World Wars and later conflicts. This year is particularly important, marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day in the Second World War. 

Acts of Remembrance will be performed by churches and public groups all over the Diocese this morning, alongside other activities to mark the occasion. 

On 7 November, Pershore Abbey held their annual Schools’ Remembrance Service, where several Pershore Schools and members of the Royal British Legion and the Royal Naval Association were represented. 

The Revd Claire Lording, said: “The children led the service and helped us to remember different aspects of what Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day are all about. There is something very moving about people of different generations remembering together.” 

Today, the Abbey will host the annual Civic Remembrance Service, which is always very well supported, with churches joining together with civic and community representatives. A representative from the Canada High Commission will also be present at this morning’s service, to remember the Canadian airmen who served in Pershore and Defford during the Second World War. Their graves in the Town Cemetery are maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. 

Tomorrow, a simple service will take place in the cemetery by the Cross of Sacrifice to remember all the fallen. 

Please pray for all those who served in battles past and present, giving their lives for ours, as our Lord, Jesus Christ, sacrificed his own.

Pershore Deanery - Rural Dean: Sarah Dangerfeld; Lay Chair: Vacant 

Lusitanian Church: Bishop Jorge Pina Cabral 

Norwich: Bishop Graham Usher w Bishops Alan Winton (Thetford), Jonathan Meyrick (Lynn) 

Luleå (Sweden): Bishop Åsa Nyström