A Shared Understanding

Churches across the diocese are organising services and events to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the outbreak of WW1 in August 1914.

One poignant event at All Saints, Tenerife used a special liturgy in German and English as worship was shared with the German Lutheran Church. Together, Rev. Mike Smith and Pfarrer Helmut Mueller devised a service of Remembrance, Reconciliation and Commitment to Peace which culminated in a shared Eucharist. It is hoped to organise similar events as the period of commemoration of the ‘Great War’ unfolds. The form of liturgy is available from All Saints, Tenerife if anyone would like to see it – check out the downloads section of (Photo shows Rev Mike Smith & Pfarrer Helmut Mueller after the service)