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10th November 2017

Lancashire Bishops' joint statement for Remembrance Sunday

As churches of all sizes across the County prepare for Remembrance Sunday services this weekend, November 12, Lancashire’s Anglican Bishops will attend two County events.

Diocesan Bishop and Bishop of Blackburn, Rt Rev Julian Henderson, will be at St Paul’s in Adlington and the Bishop of Burnley, Rt Rev Philip North, is attending The Burnley Peace Garden Memorial and Towneley Park Memorial from 10.30am.

Meanwhile traditional Services of Remembrance will take place right across the County in churches and at local war memorials. You can find a local church on www.achurchnearyou.com

Bishop Julian and Bishop Philip encourage everyone across Lancashire to attend a service near to them and to pause for two minutes on Sunday to remember the sacrifices made -  particularly as the nation continues to mark ongoing centenaries in relation to World War One.

Issuing a joint statement today they said: “At this time of year we remember the horrors of war and the deep wounds of trauma that can scar for years to come.

“It will be a privilege to join with the people of Lancashire to remember before God the sacrifices across the years of many brave men and women.

“We give thanks for those sacrifices of generations past and we will also remember in our prayers those serving their country today in the armed forces; giving thanks for them and praying for their safety and for their families.”