Event - Remembrance Day

11 November 2020

102 years since the end of the First World War. At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th Month the guns fell silent on the Western Front to bring to an end the fighting. Our nation and commonwealth has recalled that moment of remembrance for decades. This year is no different.

In what has been a truly testing year both nationally and globally we can draw strength from a generation that taught us the meaning of unity and sacrifice. From the trenches in the Somme to the factories on the home front, families, friends and loved ones showed us all that together, this great nation can achieve anything. That although we need to stay apart right now, it will be our togetherness that will see us through. This year more than any other year, let us reflect of that generations great sacrifices and use it as a source of strength and resilience for ourselves and the future.

On Wednesday 11th November we paid our respects to those brave soldiers with a service including two minutes of silence, readings, prayers, poems, the National Anthem and a rendition of Jerusalem, sung by one of the children.

Many thanks go to all family and friends of the Abbey who gathered, virtually, to join the Abbey Catholic Primary School in our Remembrance Day service.

101 years ago, John Maxwell Edmonds wrote in Remembrance of the soldiers who died on the Eastern front: When you go home, tell them of us and say, 'For your tomorrow, we gave our today.'

We must never forget this.


Also see: A video of our Remembrance Day Service