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Marking 100 years since the start of WW1

04 August 2014

Commemorating outbreak of war

100 years ago today Britain entered the First World War - one of the deadliest conflicts in human history.

Many churches and organisations will take part in the 'Lights Out' campaign, where, for one hour between 10pm and 11pm, all lights will be out except one, as a symbol of reflection and hope. The single light will then be extinguished at 11pm, the time that war was declared.

Lincoln Cathedral will hold a vigil, from 10pm to 11pm at the shrine of St Hugh to which all are invited. The Very Reverend Philip Buckler, Dean of Lincoln, said "It is important that we mark this occasion and remember all those who gave their lives selflessly in this conflict. We will welcome all who wish to join us that night in prayer and reflection."


If your church is holding a commemorative event, please list it on the 'A Church Near You' website. Every church in the Diocese of Lincoln is listed on the site, and you can simply update your events and details: