Remembrance

An opportunity for the City to remember

Remembrance Service

St Helen's holds a lunchtime Remembrance Service each year, offering City workers an opportunity to remember those who have given their lives defending the freedom of others. The service usually includes hymns, readings, participation from current and former members of the armed forces, and an address from a Christian who has served in the armed forces.

Go here for the address at our 2018 service, by Brigadier Dobbie. The brigadier spoke about his army service and also the experience and Christian faith of his grandfather Lt.-Gen Sir William Dobbie GCMG, KCB, DSO - the staff officer who signed the telegram that instructed the cease-fire at 1100, 11 November 1918, and who was later Governor of Malta during the 1940-1942 siege, when the island was awarded the George Cross.

Donations went to the Rifles’ welfare fund – Care for Casualties.

Earlier addresses:

2017 Col. Robbie Hall. Listen to the talk here.

2016 Maj. Philip Bray. Listen to the talk here.

2015 Col. Rob Thomson. Listen to the talk here.

2014 Revd William Taylor (former Captain, Royal Green Jackets). Listen to the talk here – includes an interview with L/Cpl Derek Derenalagi.

2013 Capt. Jim Higham OBE RN. Listen to the talk here.

2012 Gen. Lord Richard Dannatt. Listen to the talk here.

2011 Col. Rob Thomson. Listen to the talk here.

Please contact Wes Illingsworth ([email protected]) if you would like your company or firm to be formally invited to take part.

Watch below as Colonel Andy Smith shares some of the highs and lows of serving in Iraq, and explains what Remembrance Day means to him.

Watch below as Brigadier Matt Maer, a Christian serving with the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment, shares his experience of being a Christian in combat.

Whilst serving with the Royal Marines, Sim Jemmett was seriously injured in a grenade attack. Watch below as he and his wife Rebecca explain the difference their Christian faith made in this situation.

Click here for the longer version.

 
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