Special commemoration service to mark 100 years since the end of World War I

Release Date: 30 October 2018

A special ecumenical service will be held this Remembrance Sunday to mark 100 years since the end of World War I. 

On Sunday 11 November, a special church service is being held as part of the borough's commemoration of the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts.

Led by Reverend Jeff Hopkin Williams and other faith leaders, the Leader of Richmond Council and the Mayor of Richmond upon Thames will come together specifically to mark 100 years since the end of World War I. 

The service starts at 6pm at St Mary's Church in Twickenham. It will consist of readings by local dignitaries and song.

Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, Cllr Ben Khosa, said:

"Since 2014, we have held a number of events and activities to commemorate the tragic events of World War I. This includes dramatic performances, art exhibitions and a number of VC commemoration events.

"This special church service will hopefully bring all faiths together to mark the end of the war. I hope that as many people as possible are able to attend."

The Reverend Jeff Hopkin Williams, Vicar of St Mary's Twickenham and Mayor's Chaplain, says:

"100 years ago, the people of Twickenham gathered at St Mary's Parish Church to give thanks that the trauma of war had ended.

"I hope that the community of Twickenham will gather together again in St Mary's, as we remember all those who died from our borough in the Great War and pray for peace in our own way.

"In the almost 20 years I have been part of this community, this is perhaps the most poignant and important event I will have been part of. People of all faiths or no faith are welcome to attend."

For further information about other local events for Remembrance Sunday, please view our Day of Remembrance press release.

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Reference: P535/18

Updated: 31 October 2018