In churches up and down the country, silhouettes of those lost in the Great War are appearing in time for centenary Remembrance Day celebrations on 11 November.
This year All Saints is proud to participate in the national There But Not There project and we will again host the Hove Civic Remembrance service.
Remembrance Sunday Mass: Sunday 11 November, 10:00am
Civic Remembrance Service Sunday 11 November. The service begins at the War Memorial in Hove at 2:30 pm and concludes at All Saints (starting at 3:00 pm). We pray for a world of peace and listen to the silence of worship and words of poetry.
And There Was a Great Calm: War poetry of 1918; Friday 16 November at 4:00 pm, featuring poetry from Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves, Vera Brittain and others, held in our parish hall.
‘Today, as I rode by,
I saw the brown leaves dropping from their tree
In a still afternoon,
When no wind whirled them whistling to the sky,
But thickly, silently,
They fell, like snowflakes wiping out the noon;
And wandered slowly thence
For thinking of a gallant multitude
Which now all withering lay,
Slain by no wind of age or pestilence,
But in their beauty strewed
Like snowflakes falling on the Flemish clay.’ (The Falling Leaves, Margaret Postgate-Cole)
There But Not There
We are proud to participate in the national There But Not There project with ten transparent seated military silhouettes taking their place as part of our worshipping community for the month of November. These figures represent those who died in the Great War from our own parish community, and remind us of those beyond our own parish, members of our own families and those of other communities. Even in their absence, they will be remembered for making a future possible for us and for our children and for the sacrifice they made for peace. The silhouettes can be seen at our Remembrance services or at any of our other services and events in November.
We will remember them.