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A Nation’s Tribute, St Clement’s, Leigh

Location St Clement’s Church
Leigh on Sea
Date Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 6:00am - 7:00pm
Duration   13 hours
Contact Name St Clement's
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This year Remembrance Sunday falls on Armistice Day, the date on which the First World War ended.

As a simple way to mark the end of the Great War musicians all over the UK and overseas will play ‘Battle’s O’er’ with a mass playing of this retreat march outside churches and cathedrals at 06:00 on Sunday, November 11th, 2018. At St Clement’s this will be played in the churchyard at The Calvary, the memorial to the local war dead provided by the people of Leigh after the Great War. We remember the many millions who were either killed or returned home dreadfully wounded, along with remembering the families and sweethearts who lost loved ones while having to stay at home to keep the ‘home fires burning’.

At 06:00 on November 11th, 1918 the Armistice of Compiègne was signed between the Allies and Germany. It marked the end of the fighting on the Western Front and ultimately the end of the Great War, that terrible, gruelling four year conflict that saw millions killed and wounded, including around 2,000 pipers and 1,700 bell ringers. Countries all around the world were affected in what was one of the largest wars in history.

At St. Clement’s November 11th in this centenary year will be marked at 06:00 and throughout the day thus:

06:00 The Battle’s O’er, played at The Calvary

08:00 Low Mass

09:30 Remembrance Requiem Mass

10:45 Act of Remembrance at The Calvary

15:00 Remembrance Service with the Royal British Legion 18:55 The Last Post, sounded at The Calvary

19:05 Church Bells Ringing out for Peace After the Last Post is sounded at The Calvary at 18:55, the final event to mark this important anniversary will be ‘Ringing Out For Peace’ when the bells of St Clement’s will ring out alongside other local churches and over 1,000 churches and cathedrals across the UK and the world.

Lest we forget.

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