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100 years, 100 days
– prayers for peace

On August 4th, 1918 King George V led the nation in prayer; 100 days later the First World War ended. This year churches are being encouraged to mark the centenary of the 1918 National Day of Prayer by praying for peace in the 100 days from August 4th to Remembrance Sunday, November 11th, 2018. This is being called Remembrance 100.

Prayers, Bible readings and reflections on peace, written by Christians across the denominational spectrum, are available free in a beautifully designed format to make it easy for churches and individuals to join the 100 Days of Peace and Hope. 

remembrance 100 logoOn Armistice Day, November 11th, the reflection by the Archbishop of Canterbury focuses on ‘6 Rs of Reconciliation’. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby writes: "From August 4th, 2018, in churches across this country, let us mark 100 days with prayers for peace, hope and reconciliation."Click here to read the Archbishop’s foreword in full.

The Revd Nims Obunge, The Queen’s Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London and CEO of The Peace Alliance, explains the impact Remembrance 100 could have in communities: "Plan to organise a peace prayer event, community peace talks, a peace festival, a peace arts and poetry competition, peace projects and many more community building activities." 

100 Days of Peace and Hope – 100 short daily Bible readings, prayers, reflections on peace and peace-making actions – are available to download free. The A4 pages fold to A5 making them easy to insert into weekly church news sheets and parish magazines.

Contributors to the 100 Days of Peace and Hope include members and staff from the Church of England, the Methodist Church, the United Reformed Church, the Armed Forces Christian Union, Bible Society, the Evangelical Alliance, the HOPE leadership team, Sports Chaplaincy UK, Christian Vision for Men, the World Prayer Centre, the Anglican Communion Office, the Peace Alliance and other chaplaincies and Christian ministries.

Find out more, and download 100 Days of Peace and Hope week by week, or as one complete document by clicking here.

 

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Popular Emily shines again
One of the popular animals to take part in the annual Remembrance Sunday Parade in Melton Mowbray is Shire Horse Emily, who belongs to Helen Sumner from Stapleford. More ...
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Remembering the ringers
Bells rang out three times on Remembrance Sunday in St Mary the Virgin Church, Thorpe Arnold. More ...
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A day we will never forget
It was a Remembrance Sunday like no other. A day of mixed emotions. Poignant and moving. A day we will NEVER forget. More ...
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We will remember...
Find out how Melton Mowbray has been gearing itself up to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War this weekend. More ...
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Soldier tells of tasting Hell
John Palmer has written in to tell us of two of his relatives who died fighting for King and country in World War One. More ...
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What Remembrance means to me... 
High Sheriff of Leicestershire, Mrs Diana Thompson, gives her thoughts on Remembrance. More ...
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What Remembrance means to me...
Commanding Officer of the Defence Animal Training Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Martyn Thompson, MBE, gives his thoughts on Remembrance. More ...
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Wear your poppy with pride
This is a picture of the Unknown Warrior's coffin taken inside Westminster Abbey in 1920. It's a very moving and poignant image, writes Phil Balding. More ...
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Remembering the fallen
This is the beautifully decorated memorial in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, to those who died in World War One. It is well worth taking the time to look at. More ...
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What Remembrance means to me...
President of Melton Royal British Legion branch, Peter Roffey, OBE DL gives his thoughts on Remembrance. More ...
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Mayor of the Borough of Melton 2018/19, Councillor Mrs Pru Chandler, gives her thoughts on Remembrance. More ...
Going off to war
This picture taken in 1916 shows soldiers from Melton based at the Remount (now the Defence Animal Centre) going to the Western Front and the Somme. The picture was taken on Thorpe Road, just before the entrance to the hospital. More ...
In loving memory
A small crowd of hardy souls braved the cold weather on Saturday (October 27th) to attend a short re-dedication service at the Royal British Legion's "Field of Remembrance" memorial at Egerton Lodge, Melton Mowbray. More ...
Popular Emily set to return
One of the popular animals to take part in the annual Remembrance Sunday Parade in Melton Mowbray is Shire Horse Emily, who belongs to Helen Sumner from Stapleford. More ...
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We will remember them...
Our friends at the Melton branch of the Royal British Legion have been researching local people who died during the First World War and where they are now buried. More ...
'Tommy' on guard
This life-size silhouette of a British ‘Tommy’ has been put up outside St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. More ...
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Tribute to brave Frederick
Liz Craig, pictured left, a long-standing member of the congregation at St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, is justly proud of her grandad, Private Frederick John Chandler, who won the Distinguished Conduct Medal in March 1916 while serving in France. More ...
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A fitting tribute
This year sees the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One and Melton Mowbray is gearing itself up to commemorate the occasion. More ...
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