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REMEMBRANCE ACROSS EUROPE

Posted on 6 November 2016

REMEMBRANCE ACROSS EUROPE

With the official Remembrance Day on 11 November, to coincide with the eleventh hour of the eleventh month in 1918 when World War One ended with the signing of the armistice, most churches will observe Remembrance on Sunday 13 November, the date nearest to Armistice Day.

We welcome your stories and pictures of the way you remember in your churches and will post someon this website if you send them to us speedily after the event.

In today’s (Sunday 6 November) Sunday Telegraph our Anglican church in Ypres is featured observing “Opened on Palm Sunday in 1929, it was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield (the renowned architect of the Ypres war memorial the Menin Gate) and called St George’s Memorial Church. Among the residents of Ypres, it became known simply as the “English Church” – and is even recognised in Belgian law as a Church of England parish ona foreign land.

But the old brick church tower has always been absent of perhaps that most English thing of all: a peal of church bells.”

The news story tells how there is a plan to instal a set of bells in St George’s Ypres.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/100-years-on-the-bells-ring-out-for-the-war-dead-of-ypres/