Below are a list of resources that churches and individuals may wish to use for Remembrance day and other remembrance events.
Prayer card for churches (.pdf / 525kb)
Church of England resources
Resources for parishes and groups to use: Bible readings, hymns, songs, music, literature and art, a selection of different kinds of prayer (including a Litany of remembrance), an outline for a service around a War Memorial and material for use in a Requiem Eucharist can be found here.
We Will Remember Them – Young Voices Festival Service
A complete service for young people by The Royal School of Church Music (RSCM). We will remember them comes with appropriate hymns, songs, readings and prayers. Choirs only need to purchase a single book with accompanying CD-ROM from which copies for singers and congregation can be printed. Price £25
Roots WWI Commemoration all-age service - Voices of 1914-1918: Wartime letters
The service suggests drawing upon the correspondence of serving soldiers and their families to help worshippers get in touch with the experience and feelings of those involved at the fronts and at home. The text of the service offers some examples but letters or diaries may be available from church members or others involved in planning.
You can find a number of resources for Remembrance services and events on the HOPE website.
Battle of The Somme Toolkit
The Royal British Legion is encouraging communities to remember the centenary of the Battle of the Somme and has produced a toolkit to assist with commemorative events. You can find the resources here.
Books and printed resources
Mapping Remembrance is a free series of six 'maps' focusing on All Saints, All Souls and Remembrance Sunday.
Drawing on the arts and topical issues to enrich textual study and theological reflection. The ‘maps’ in this series will offer ideas, information and an introduction to a whole range of resources, and may be particularly useful to those who lead worship, lay or ordained.
The maps may be useful to those who lead worship, lay or ordained, and is perfect for any individual or group wanting to reflect afresh upon this period of the Christian year and live more deeply ‘in the season’.
To get your copy of Mapping Remembrance please click here.
This is a full-colour 16-pg, A5 booklet for churches and communities marking this centenary. It includes prayers, photos, poems and individual stories to help people to reflect – looking back on the sacrifice made by so many in war, as well as thinking about the big issues of life, death and eternity.
It also includes personal stories of people who fought in the War, many of whose Bibles and diaries survived and are pictured in the book. The accounts, extracts, letters and psalms can be used in church services, schools or for individual and community reflections.