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
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.
- Remembrance 100 Logos (.Zip file)
- Remembrance 100 Slides for Powerpoint
- Silence book cover (High resolution JPEG file)
- 100 Days of Peace and Hope front page (High resolution JPEG file)
- Silence – a gift book to give away at Remembrance events
- 100 Days of Peace and Hope – prayers, Bible readings and reflections to download
- The Church of England has produced Liturgical Resources for use at Remembrance services
- Hear My Cry is a book of reflections, Bible verses and stories from World War 1. You can get your copy, or some for your event, here.
- Free lesson plans are available from Bible Society for school teachers at both primary and secondary levels
- The Lifewords’ WW1 Gospel
- Lifewords’ remembrance film (for the two minute silence).
- CVM’s Greater Love DVD – digital download here
- They Also Served
- Churches Together in Britain and Ireland
- There But Not There