On Sunday, 4 August 1918, the fourth anniversary of the declaration of war, King George V and Queen Mary joined members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords for a special service at the Church of Saint Margaret, Westminster. The King had asked that 4 August 1918 should be observed as a National Day of Prayer: 100 days later the war ended.

On 4 August 2018 churches across the country, across the spectrum of denominations, start 100 days of prayer, peace and reconciliation. We are calling this Remembrance 100.

There are many ways in which you, your community, church or school can get involved. There are many ways in which you can join in. Here are a few key dates for your diary.

4 August 2018

This is the first day of 100 days of prayer across the country, running until Armistice Day in November. Every day there are prayers and actions for peace. You can sign up to take part and spend just a few minutes of your day, adding your prayers to those of tens of thousands more.

11 November 2018

Many Remembrance Services around the country will be followed by Peace Parties.
Lots of organisations are working hard to provide you with the resources you need to stage your local event.
  • Prayers, reflections, Bible readings and peace-making ideas from 4 August to 11 November 2018 available to download week by week and print as A4 sheets to fold to A5.
  • A guide on how to hold a peace party for your community – Download PDF
  • Your Peace Party summary and checklist – Download PDF
  • A short video based on Revelation 21:3-4, verses about peace, to show at your Remembrance Day event – available soon from Bible Society.
  • A pocket-sized booklet called ‘Silence’ to give to all those attending your Remembrance event available to order here.

Resources

Partners in the Remembrance 100 project