First World War Centenary commemorations

There are a number of commemorations taking place across the Diocese this month. Here is a roundup of the events that we know are happening in some of our parishes. 

All Saints, Rainford
The community of Rainford led by All Saints remembrance weekend will see the church decorated by the village flower club with poppy displays, a heritage display focusing on the lives and families of men from Rainford who fought in the Great War, prayer spaces for quiet reflection and a table top sale with café. We also have 20 Tommy silhouettes that will be displayed in Church, these have toured the village in schools, churches and businesses. 

All the churches and schools have been involved in backing the ‘There But Not There’ event by creating a poppy waterfall and the scouts have made ceramic poppies.
Holy Trinity Church, Formby
Liverpool Male Voice Choir Concert. Saturday 10th November - 7.30pm. A concert commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War. The programme is to be arranged by the Choir and will pay a moving tribute to the fallen of the Great War, through period songs, singalongs, readings and poems.The concert is being held in aid of much need funds for the up keep of St Michael's and All Angels Church Altcar. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets for the concert are on sale Holy Trinity Church Office Monday To Thursday 10 am-12 noon Tel 01704878913 or Dave Hedges At St Michael's or 01704877653 cost £10 (including a programme and glass of wine)
Holy Trinity Church, Southport
WW1 Multi-Media Exhibition 10th - 11th November. Silhouettes will be on display as part of 'There But Not There' Remembered project. The Trinity Arts event, will also include a gallery of images and stories, live poetry readings with people dressed as WW1 soldiers, two High Schools involvement with video reports, dance and drama, talks from special guests, original artwork, and items from WW1 on display including original cigarette boxes, a cartoon book featuring soldiers, medals and more.
Lathom Park Chapel
Armistice Day Act of Remembrance at Lathom Park Chapel
Sunday 11th November - 10.15am

10.15 am - The laying of wreaths at the War Memorial, Hall Lane, Lathom.

The service will then move up to the Chapel and start at 10.40am

The Chapel will after the service remain open until 4pm for people to pay their respects to the Fallen and see:-

The There But Not There installation of life-size silhouettes of the Tommy soldiers.
The fall of poppies knitted by the congregation,
The names of the Fallen from Lathom which have been carved in wood by a local artist and laid on the altar and Our wonderful new Armistice Alter Fall made by a friend of the Chapel.
During the afternoon the local Town crier will cry The Battle is Over
1pm - Our organist will be playing
2pm - Skelmersdale Prize Band will be playing for an hour
We will close the Chapel at 4 pm with a short Act of Remembrance.
During the afternoon tea and biscuits will be served.

Even if you can only pop in for 10 minutes please come, bring your friends, family children and grandchildren.

Liverpool Cathedral
Liverpool Cathedral is marking the Centenary of the End of the First World War throughout Remembrance weekend, find out more here
Liverpool Parish Church - Our Lady & St Nicholas
Throughout the week: ‘There But Not There’ installation in Church
Wednesday 7 November at 10.45am: Service for Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, followed by march through City of Liverpool and parade on Exchange Flags.
Thursday 8 November at 11 am: ‘From Blue to Khaki’ Remembrance Service for Merseyside Police
Friday 9 November: INSPIRE events throughout the day, working with the Oasis Trust.  Eight faith schools and a thousand children commemorating and celebrating peace.
Friday 9 November at 11am: Act of Remembrance for the Commercial District of the City of Liverpool on Exchange Flags
Friday 9 November at 12noon: Dedication of the British Legion Garden of Remembrance in St John’s Gardens
Saturday 10 November from 10am: Half-muffled peal for Remembrance
Sunday 11 November at 10am: Parish Eucharist with Act of Remembrance at the Liverpool Blitz Memorial
Sunday 11 November at 10.50am: Civic Service of Remembrance at St George’s Hall
Sunday 11 November from 11.30am until 12.30pm: Celebratory bell ringing coordinated with bells ringing across the nation to celebrate 100 years since the armistice.
Ormskirk Parish Church
Brothers in Arms tells the story of WWI through the inspiring true story of two soldiers, Noel, and Christopher Chavasse. These twin brothers were both highly decorated soldiers who served with great distinction in the Great War. Noel Chavasse is notable for being one of only three soldiers who has been awarded the Victoria Cross twice. His brother Christopher was awarded the Military Cross for his courage and steadfast service. Their lives tell an inspiring story of courage, service, sacrifice and faith lived out under fire.
Date: Tuesday 20th November 2018 7.30pm
Venue: Ormskirk Parish Church, Ormskirk L39 3RD
Admission: £5.00 per person, under 16’s FREE (profits to go to the Royal British Legion)
Available from: Ormskirk Parish Office (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri mornings 9.0am-12.30pm)
Tel: 01695 572143 Email:
St. Anne's, Aigburth
Friday 9th:7pm Film night ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ (cert 15) - Followed by discussion.
Saturday 10th: 1-3 pm Church Open for Visitors to see Remembrance displays, Books of Remembrance & War memorial
Saturday 10th: 6.30pm Centenary Vigil Service
Sunday 11th: 10.45am Remembrance Service with official act of remembrance
Sunday 11th: 2 – 4pm Church open for Visitors to see Remembrance display and Books of Remembrance & War memorial
Sunday 11th: 6pm: Annual Bereavement Service: All are invited to a quiet service of thanksgiving during which there is the opportunity to have the names of loved ones we have lost read aloud and to light a candle in their memory.
St Athanasius Church
Journey's End, Friday, November 9th - 7 pm, 100 years ago the First World War ended and a new world began. To say thank you to those who lived through it and shaped the world we live in today, we are showing the film Journey’s End. This is a free event but donations are welcome - all donations will go to Combat Stress. Refreshments will be on sale.
St Bartholomews Church, Roby
On Saturday 10th November St Barts is holding a special event to commemorate the centenary of WW1 armistice, the church is open from midday until 6pm, come and see our replica WW1 trench and take part in our story of the last sentry duty 1918 amongst the silhouettes at 5pm. There but not there ... WW1 Centenary event
St John the Baptist’s Church, Burscough
A series of special events at St John the Baptist’s Church, Burscough commemorating the end of World War 1.  1-13 November 2018. The events include exhibitions, faith and film nights, talks and even a performance of the multi-media presentation ‘Brothers in Arms’ 

Find full details on their website her

St Lawrence with St Paul Church, Kirkdale
10.30am to 11.30am - Remembrance Sunday we will be holding a service to commemorate the end of WW1 with readings, reflection, and music along with an act of remembrance. 
St Michael's, Garston

Please join us for the final World War One exhibition. We will be open daily from 10.00am to 4.00pm Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th November and 12.00pm to 4.00pm on Sunday 11th November. We will be telling the stories of those who lost their lives during 1918, but also remembering all 227 men named on the memorial and the impact on Garston. We hope you can join us.

St Mary’s Knowsley Village
Commemorative Concert with the Liverpool Male Voice Choir: Saturday 17th November - 7.30pm. We invite the choir back to lead our commemorations, 100 years since the end of the First World War. Just as 4 years ago, they will lead us in moving tributes to the fallen through period songs, readings, hymns and poems. It will also be a multi-media event, with a WW1 trench included in church! Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are on sale in church 2-3pm Wednesday afternoons or Stan Edwards 0151 546 2820, cost £6 (includes cheese & wine). Bring your flags if you’ve got them!
Remembrance Service 11th November – ‘Lest We Forget’. All welcome to this year’s special All-age Civic Service, preceded by an 10.55am Act of Remembrance at the Village War Memorial. 2 families of the WW1 fallen will be represented and taking part in the service
Merseyside Dogs Home
Remembrance Service at Merseyside Dogs Home - Saturday 10th November at 2pm. Remembering all the animals who were killed in WW1. Also this service will be live on their Facebook page. 
Event info here