WW1 Centenary

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WW1 Centenary Commemoration

The First World War claimed the lives of over 16 million people, involved over 100 countries from Africa, America, Australsia and Europe and had an impact on the lives of everyone in every town and village in this country. One hundered years later, we are all connected to the First World War, either thorugh our own family history, or because of the way it changed the history of our communities.

Summer 2014 marks the beginning of four years of national and international commemorations marking the centenary of the first World War.

Three days of remembrance are planned for the following dates:

4th August 2014 - the centenary of the day war started

1st July 2016 - 100 years after the Battle of the Somme

11th November 2018 - the day war finished.


On Monday 4th August 2014, the 100th anniversary of the start of WW1, services were held across the Benefice to remember all those from our communities who were caught up in the conflict. 

On Friday 26th October and Saturday 27th October we are holding A Whitewater Rememberance - A commemoration in reading, poetry and music  at St John's to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1.

For more information go to the British Legion website

Download WW1 Centenary leaflet.

We will remember them