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19 March 2014

First World War Centenary resources

First World War Centenary resources

Hope and Christian Vision for Men have compiled a booklet of ideas entitled Greater love 

Hope and Sports Chaplaincy UK are working together to help churches, community groups and sports clubs to organise special Silent Night carol services that commemorate that 100th anniversary of the moment both German and English troops sang Silent Night in the trenches.http://eauk.co/1sqc5vG

CPO have produced Silence - remembering World War 1 a new full-colour 16-page A5 booklet for churches and communities marking the centenary of World War 1. It includes prayers, photos, poems and individual stories to help people to reflect – looking back on the sacrifice made by so many in war, as well as thinking about the big issues of life, death and eternity. http://eauk.co/1q9C257


Bible Society have produced Hear my cry, an illustrated collection of psalms, poems and personal stories to aid reflection about the First World War. It also contains hymns and prayers that would be suitable for religious and civic ceremonies as well as for individual, personal use.

The Bible Society website is also featuring  stories about the Bible and servicemen during World War 1 http://eauk.co/1sqcFtb

Churches Together in England have published an article by Jim Curren, secretary for evangelisation, that includes 10 suggestions for ways to commemorate the anniversary as well as a listing of some other resources that are available

Resources from the Church of England

SGM Lifewords have produced a replica of the Active Service John's Gospel that was handed out to troops during the war as well as film resources, a remebrance day prayer card and background information sheet on the WW1 Gospels that gives suggestions on how you could use them in your church.

Ideas to commemorate the centenary of the First World War from the Rochester Diocese

War poems with a Christian theme

A list of resources that highlights the contribution that black and Asian people made during the First World war

The Government First World War centenary anniversary website:

The official First World war centenary website:

The British Library's World War 1 resources: