Armistice at Bury Parish Church
2018 is the centenary of the end of the First World War. To mark this anniversary, there are several events taking place over the next few weeks to help us remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice by giving up their lives to help us. It is also a time to remember those who still serve in war zones around the world, praying that God will watch over them, keep them safe and bring them home to their loved ones.
Saturday 10th November
The Armed Man is one of Jenkins’ most popular work, and has been performed around the world. First written to mark the move of the Royal Armouries from London to Leeds, it was performed at the Royal Albert Hall, London during April 2000. It is an anti-war piece based mainly on the Catholic Mass combined with other sources.
Here is your chance to take a part in the performance and join the choir for rehearsals and the concert. If you are interested, visit the page on our website for further details.
Sunday 11th November - Remembrance Sunday
11:00am Laying of the wreathes at the cenotaph.
11:30am Remembrance Service inside Church
1:00pm The Bard Company
As part of their 2018 Armistice Tour The Bard Company, including performance poets and musicians Wigan based Ian Whiteley and Bolton’s Jeff Dawson, will be telling the story of the Great War (1914-18) from Declaration to Armistice.
From major events such as The Somme and Passchendaele – to the pacifists and the war poets – capturing the human stories from the trenches and the home front. Much of the music and words are their own, interspersed with more widely known songs and readings from and relating to WWI and being performed today to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice.
This one hour event begins at 1pm, immediately following the Civic Service of Remembrance at Bury Parish Church.
Admission is completely free but donations to the Royal British Legion will be welcome.