St Paul's Ipswich will be celebrating Remembrance Day with a centennial service.
St Paul's Ipswich will be celebrating Remembrance Day with a centennial service. Contributed

St Paul's to mark Remembrance Day with centennial service

ST Paul's Church will be marking the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice by hosting a holy communion which will be celebrated in a manner similar to how it would have been done a century ago.

The 1662 Book of Common Prayer will be used during their 8.30am service on Sunday, November 11. The service will also take place in an eastward-facing direction, which was the custom at the time.

The music that will be used during the service will be taken from the English hymnal from 1903, and the readings will be taken from the King James Bible.

During the service there will be an Act of Remembrance featuring The Last Post, The Silence and Reveille, as the community remembers all those who lost their lives in battle. At the end of the service a wreath will be laid at the church porch which was erected in honour of all those who had lost their lives in the First World War.

Additionally, the church gardens (on Brisbane Street) feature a set of white crosses - one for each of the people named on the Church Roll of Honour.

Members of the congregation are invited to fully participate in the event by attending in period dress/uniform if they so wish. If anyone has any First World War memorabilia they wish to display in the church please get in touch with the parish office on 3812 0377.


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