The Church of England in World War One
The Church of England has produced a set of Liturgical Resources for use at services commemorating the anniversary of World War One.
This material has been prepared by the Liturgical Commission as supplementary to that which is the core authorised liturgy of the Church of England, and is for optional use. The following material has been commended for use but has not received formal authorization. It can be used by clergy in exercise of their discretion under Canon B 5 of the Canons of the Church of England.
- Readings, Prayers, Hymns, Art and Music
- An Outline for a service around a First World War memorial
- Eucharist of Remembrance
- Readings and Prayers to Commemorate The Battle of The Somme, 1 July 1916
- An Outline Service to Commemorate a Naval Battle and to remember those who were lost at sea (Battle of Jutland)
A Prayer of Remembrance
Almighty and eternal God,
from whose love in Christ we cannot be parted,
either by death or life:
hear our prayers and thanksgivings for all who we remember this day
fulfil in them the purpose of your love;
and bring us all with them, to your eternal joy;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.