What an important day! This sunday, 11th november 2018, we have signed the 100 years of the end of the first world war also called “the great war”. 100th years ago, the armistice was signed. This first world war, changed humanity and the “11th November 2018” is a date that all of us need to remember.
So here’s a summary of the different commemorations that happened in the borough of Southwark this sunday, 11th November 2018.
First of all, southwark’s main act of Remembrance on this Armistice day was at the St Saviour, Borough high street war memorial, followed by nationwide two minute silence at 11am.
Than the Southwark Cathedral marked the Centenary of the end of the Great war with three services reflecting different aspects of remembrance. At 10.55am, representatives of the Royal British Legion, Armed Forces, Police and Southwark Borough Council Remembrance with two minutes silence, at which they laid wreaths.
In the afternoon around 3pm, there was a service of thanksgiving and prayer for peace.
The day closed with a Service of Light at 6pm. There was a tribute to all the members of the Parish of St. Saviour’s who gave their lives fighting for peace will be remembered by name and by the lighting of candles. Than the service took place in the Sir Ninian Comper First World War Memorial in the retrochoir of the Cathedral, where all the names of those from the Parish of St. Saviour names are written, with hymns and prayers for peace and reconciliation in the world.