Christ The King Anglican Church Algarve will hold a special Remembrance Day Service on Sunday, November 13 at Jardim das Comunidades in Almancil.
It was King George V in 1919 who requested that the United Kingdom pause in silence for two minutes on the one-year anniversary of the peace treaty that ended WWI to acknowledge the war’s fatalities.
Thereafter, a period of silence and remembrance became the centrepiece of Armistice Day events that occurred annually until the outbreak of World War II.
Today, Remembrance Sunday commemorates all wars since WWI as we remember and honour all those who have sacrificed their lives to protect our freedom.
Every year, The Royal British Legion calls upon the Nation and the Commonwealth to unite in Remembrance, and here in the Algarve, Church services have traditionally been held on the Sunday nearest to November 11.
This year Remembrance Sunday falls on November 13 and Christ The King Anglican Church Algarve is inviting everyone to join them in honouring the Service Men and Women who have given their lives to keep generations of people throughout the world safe and protected.
The service will include the ceremony at The Cenotaph, there will be a two-minute silence, the last Post and Reveille.
“Remembrance Sunday is an important Service for us in Christ The King as many of our Congregation have close ties with the Armed Services,” says Janet Martin, Church Warden of Christ the King.
“But this year, this day has particular significance as the war in the Ukraine unfolds, and we at Christ The King have welcomed and are supporting many refugees from this conflict. Please join us for this very simple and deeply moving service on Sunday at the beautiful Church in the Park, Jardim das Comunidades, Almancil.”
For further information, contact Ann on 932 841 943.