On Remembrance Sunday we commemorate the suffering and sacrifice of all those caught up in conflicts past and present. It is a special day when we show respect for the Fallen and pray for the healing of the nations and for peace.
Remembrance Sunday this year:
12th November 2017
Please join us at St Peter's as we remember the Fallen and those who have lost their lives in conflicts past and present. All are welcome.
Remembrance Sunday is held on the second Sunday in November, the Sunday nearest to 11 November (Armistice Day, which is the anniversary of the end of the First World War in 1918). It is marked by ceremonies throughout the United Kingdom, and in Berkhamsted we hold a special Remembrance Service at St Peter's Church, along with ceremonies around the Berkhamsted War Memorial outside the church and at Rectory Lane Cemetery.
It is a solemn day when we remember those who gave their lives — friends, family, comrades — and we are reminded of the failing of humanity and the tragedy of war. The symbol of the poppy reminds us of the first flowers to grow of the fields of Flanders after the carnage of the First World War, as described in the 1915 poem In Flanders Fields.
They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Laurence Binyon, Ode of Remembrance, 1914
Lead me from death to life, from falsehood to truth;
Lead me from despair to hope, from fear to trust;
Lead me from hate to love, from war to peace;
Let peace fill our heart, our world, our universe.
World Peace Prayer, 1984