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TWO ‘remembering services’ at West Peckham church in November

Remembrance Sunday – 100 years since the start of the First World war: West Peckham is having its very own Remembrance Sunday service this year.  Sunday 9 November, 10.45am start in the church.  Everyone is invited to attend and remember those who gave their life for us; those who left and never came home, and those who fought and then returned to face the state of their lovely country ravaged by war; and for those who were left behind, to work the land to feed the hungry nation, who were left behind in the TA.  To Remember all of them, all of us together. and your personal remembrance service  And a more … Continue reading

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Remembrance service at Merworth

On sunday, we held our joint memorial service at Mereworth church – which was very full with people from not only Mereworth but also West Peckham and Kings Hill. Many local people have fought and died in the First World War or later Wars, and West Malling was a critical RAF airbase in the battle of Britain. So there are lots of local connections to remind us. The idea of remembering all the victims of war on the Sunday closest to 11th November (the day that World War One ended at 11am) can seem remote to many people. So we were lucky enough to have several local people who are … Continue reading

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Remembrance service for Mereworth and West Peckham

In 1918, at 11.00am on  the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month – the First World War came to an end. Most of the war was fought in dug-out trenches across Belgium and France. Perhaps as many as 9 million soldiers died, there were about 27 million were wounded – many permanently disabled. Then at 11.00am, the fighting stopped everywhere, six hours after the Armistice was signed in a railway carriage in Compiègne, northern France. The Joint remembrance service for Mereworth and West Peckham will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Mereworth, on Sunday 11 November 2012 starting at 10am, and finishing with the 2 minutes … Continue reading

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