Remembrance 2013

Posted by City Team on October 24, 2013
Categories: City

Every year, the nation stops to remember the sacrifice of those who have given their lives to defend the freedom of this country and of countries further afield. It is often a sombre day as we are confronted with death. As Christians, we can be thankful for the Lord Jesus and for the fact that He promises eternal life to those who put their trust in Him.

St. Helen’s has hosted a Remembrance Service for the past two years and both years they have been very well attended and provided good opportunity for the gospel to be presented and discussed.  This year’s Remembrance Service will be held on Monday 11 November where there will be a short address from Captain Jim Higham RN OBE.

Capt. Higham was awarded the OBE this year for successfully leading an international team that has strengthened links between the International Security Force and the Afghan government. As well as 12 months deployment in Afghanistan,  Capt Higham's service has included postings in Whitehall as military adviser to the Minister of State for the Armed Forces and on ships as a weapon engineer officer.

Click here for an invitation to send to colleagues.

Below are two videos which may be useful for inviting friends or just for encouragement as Christians.

‘There are no atheists in foxholes.’ Ernie Pyle, American World War II correspondent.

In this video Brigadier Matt Maer, a Christian serving with the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment, shares his experience of being a Christian in combat.

Simeon, a Christian who served with the Royal Marines in Afghanistan shares his own experience of being a Christian at war and what Remembrance Day means to him.

Here is the full version. 


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