Remembrance, mission and Christmas carols
17 September 2014 - News release
Every village, town and city had a part to play in the Great War. Memorials in churches and workplaces across every Diocese record the names of the thousands who died in the conflict.
As part of the Hope14 year of mission, HOPE and HOPE’s partners have prepared the ‘Greater Love’ resources to help churches mark the centenary of World War 1.
School children in many cities, towns and villages will receive a specially-produced John’s Gospel from local churches. The Gospel is a replica of one of 43 million scripture booklets given away to troops, their families, prisoners and refugees during the Great War.
HOPE’s Director Roy Crowne says: ‘This year, as communities are gathering to mark the centenary of the First World War, let’s bring the church to the heart of these remembrance moments. Let’s be prepared to serve our communities and speak in Jesus’ name. At this significant time in history, let’s point to the “greater love” Jesus has for us, and let’s pray that people will meet with God in a new way as they pause to reflect.’
HOPE’s Greater Love resources include:
Visit the HOPE website to find out more www.hopetogether.org.uk/greaterlove
HOPE Communications: Catherine Butcher – 07850 083414 firstname.lastname@example.org
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