Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance services and marks of respect for our fallen heroes took place around the diocese on Sunday, including services led by the Bishop of Leicester and the Bishop of Loughborough.
Bishop Martyn led the Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph in Leicester’s Victoria Park, joined by hundreds of people, including serving members of the armed forces, veterans, police officers and dignitaries.
Reflecting on the morning, the Bishop said it was “a poignant gathering… giving thanks to God for all who gave their lives in the cause of freedom, justice and peace, as well as praying for those in our world affected by the storms of war today.”
In Loughborough, Bishop Saju led the service of Remembrance alongside the Revd Elizabeth York, Acting Chaplain to the Royal British Legion, Loughborough Branch and Chaplain to the Loughborough Schools Foundation.
The Bishop of Loughborough ‘had the privilege’ of addressing more than 3000 people during the service at the Carillion Tower war memorial in Queen’s Park in the town.
Thousands of paper poppies were scattered from the top of the tower at 11am, during the two-minute silence.

First published on: 13th November 2023
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