This year, we all have the chance to mark the centenary of the end of World War 1.
On Sunday, 11th November 2018, people around the country will observe Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day. As well as reflecting on loss, this year also gives us the chance to look forward as we mark the end of World War 1 and pray for peace.
Remembrance100 has been set up by HOPE, in partnership with a cross section of Christian denominations and ministries, to help churches bring communities together to mark the centenary of the end of World War 1. There are many ways in which communities, churches or schools can get involved.
Here are a few key dates for your diary.
On 4th August 1918 King George V met to pray with members of the Houses of Parliament. One hundred days later, the war ended. This year, 4th August 2018 will be the first day of 100 days of prayer across the country, running until Armistice Day in November. Every day there will be prayers and each weekend will include ideas for peace-makers.
There will be an event for peace in London’s Trafalgar Square linked to the United Nations International Day of Peace.
Schools will mark a week of peace before the Remembrance weekend.
There will be Remembrance Services around the country. Many will be followed by Peace Parties.