Remembrance Sunday

PRESS RELEASE

 

REMEMBRANCE 100 AT CAREY BAPTIST CHURCH

 

Carey Baptist Church, Marlowes, will join our nation in marking the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1 with two special events.

 

The church will be open on Saturday 10th November, 10am-2pm, for people to visit our premises and war memorials. There will be the opportunity to walk a Remembrance Labyrinth, which features the names and details of the 25 men who did not return from WW1 and were associated with both the church in Marlowes and the former Boxmoor Baptist Church. Activities will be available for children and refreshments will be served.

 

The details of Carey's fallen have been carefully researched by local resident, David Logan, who is writing a book on the 385 men whose names are engraved on local war memorials. His book is entitled 'Hemel Heroes' and is due to be published next year.

 

David Logan will be giving a presentation on his research at Carey's Remembrance Service on Sunday November 11th, 10.30am, when the church will join the nation in prayer and in holding a two-minute silence.

 

At both of these events free booklets will be given out featuring the stories of women and men of faith from WW1, which show how their faith helped them through those dark days of war. The booklets, 'Silence: We will remember them' are published by a coalition of Christian organisations, wanting to commemorate the sacrifice of many from Britain and across the Commonwealth and to communicate the Christian message of hope that the love and forgiveness shown supremely by Jesus will ultimately conquer all.

 

NOTE: One of the church's halls is itself a memorial. This was originally called The Peace Memorial Hall and was opened in 1924 to remember not only those who died, but those who served and returned from WW1.

 

For further details contact: Colin Cartwright 01442 256433 / 07473 902711


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