The text from the Chichester Diocese item on Facebook are below and they also included the image next to the image from Chichester Police which was published on twitter at the same time. The image from Chichester has come from the Poppy installation at Holy Cross Uckfield. I attended Holy Cross several months ago when tragically one of my colleagues at work had lost his wife and we celebrated the end of her life. Many people will be acknowledging the death of people in the wars since World War I in the Remembrance Sunday today. A few years ago I visited the Isle of Lewis and we discovered that a large group of people who had survived in World War I were returning to their Islands at the end of 1919 and tragically the boat they were travelling on was crashed less than a mile from the Stornoway location. Tragically more than 200 men were killed. Another group of people that died earlier in the war were a group of more than 500 people who were coming from South Africa to support our Nation in France in World War I and tragically they were travelling from Southampton to France and the boat crashed into another boat close to the Isle of Wight and they were killed. As we endorse Remembrance Sunday today we can pray for people from a wide range of locations who experienced the same challenges as many of our communities. Here is the text from the Chichester Diocese.
We pray for King Charles today as he leads the nation for the first time in the national act of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in London.
We remember all veterans of previous conflicts and pray for them today.
Thinking of all those in parishes and communities holding Remembrance Sunday services and parades.