It is not known how many First World War memorials there are, so widespread was the nation’s grief, but there are certainly tens of thousands in Britain.
There is a War Memorial in each of our churches, remembering those from the local area who died in the ‘Great War’ of 1914-1918.
Every community sent people off to fight and work; virtually all suffered the loss of many young men in their community. With over 1.1 million dead, there was a powerful need for monuments, and for those who died to be remembered for the sacrifice they made.
Now that the last veterans of the 1914-1918 conflict have died, it is left to future generations to keep the memories fresh, and to remember not only those from the 1914-1918 war, but the wars and conflicts that have come after that, and the brave men and women who have died so that we can live in peace.
St Mary’s War Memorial is on the upper Balcony area in church.
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Remembrance Sunday is the second Sunday in November, the Sunday nearest to 11th November.
Various concerts, church services and commemorative events take place across the country on this day to remember the men and women who gave their lives in the two world wars and all who have died in combat since.
There is a church service at both St Mary’s and St Saviours on this day.