Parish & Ward Church of St. Botolph without Bishopsgate

Remembrance commemorations

A good number of City workers and passers-by gathered at the WW1
memorial cross in the Churchyard at the eleventh hour on Armistice Day
to commemorate the dead of many conflicts. They were led in prayer and
silence by Fr Mark Speeks, Padre to the Honourable Artillery Company. At
the same time our Priest Missioner, Fr Andrew Williams, was at the War
Memorial at Liverpool Street Station which commemorates 11oo employees
of the Great Eastern Railway lost in the two World Wars, assisting the
Railway Chaplain, Michele Ashton, with the service there.
At noon both clergymen took part in the annual Remembrance Service of
the HAC, during which the Regimental Colonel read the Lesson and the
Father of the Regiment, the ever-sprightly 104-year-old Michael Wright
CMG, laid the wreath in the Regimental Chapel. The music was provided by
St Botolph's Choir under the direction of Iestyn Evans.

In this week of Remembrance, we have also received copies of articles
written for two journals since the commemoration in August of the
centenary of our WW1 Cross - they are the E-zine of the Royal Green
Jackets Association (The London Rifle Brigade's Book of Remembrance is
also in St Botolph's) and Skyline, the organ of the Friends of City
Churches. They can be read by following the links below

You can find out more about the wonderful work done by the Friends of
City Churches at their website