Passchendaele Remembered


On Remembrance Sunday, 12th November, there was a special Service of Commemoration to mark the centenary of the Passchendaele, the Third Battle of Ypres at 9.30 am in St Mary’s Church, with hymns, readings and prayers to remember those who lost their lives in one of the worst Battles of the First World War.  Two eye witness accounts of the battle were read out, one by a British soldier and another by a German soldier.  Candles were lit during a time of reflection to recall the anguish of those who suffered.  It was a very moving service which sought to not only name the pain of Passchendaele but also to seek reconciliation and forgiveness in a world which still does not know peace.  Below is the order of service, readings and sermon from the event.

Passchendaele commemoration

Eyewitness accounts of Passchendaele

Sermon – The Folly and Wisdom of Passchendaele