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Remembrance Sunday will be marked with events across collegiate Cambridge

All college chapels will be holding Remembrance Sunday services on Sunday, 10 November (times vary, please check college websites for details).

Last year Trinity College marked the centenary of Armistice day with a film about its alumnus David Louis Clemetson, who left his law studies to enlist and died in the battle of the Somme. He will be among those remembered in a service at the College at 10.55am.

In St John's College Chapel, the choir will sing the Duruflé Requiem at the 10.30am service to commemorate all those who have fallen in battle or died as a result of war.

Great St Mary’s, the University Church, will be holding two Remembrance services this year. The first is an all age service of Holy Communion at 9:30am at Michaelhouse, with music from the Great Saint Mary’s junior choir.

At 10:50 am there will be a traditional Remembrance Sunday service at Great Saint Mary’s with an address by The Venerable Air Vice-Marshal Jonathan Chaffey, former Chaplain-in-Chief to the Royal Air Force.

The service will be attended by members of the armed forces, the police, fire and rescue services and other organisations.  Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stephen J Toope, will lay a wreath on behalf of the University.

Cambridge Royal British Legion, in association with St Catharine's College, is marking the occasion with a Remembrance Day service at 10am at the Cambridge War Memorial on Hills Road.

This will be attended by two Deputy Proctors, University Marshal Lucy Lewis and two Constables In Office alongside the Cambridge University Students' Union President Edward Parker Humphreys.

Evening events include a service for 'all faiths and none to reflect on the human cost of conflict and to honour the fallen' at Selwyn College Chapel at 6pm. Described as "time to reflect on the ways in which war and violence continue to tear apart lives, communities, and countries [and] a service of hope; hope that a future without violence, hatred, fear, and misunderstanding can be possible," it will feature readings from the Qur'an as well as a Jewish prayer for peace.

The King's College choir will sing Faure's Requiem at the chapel's 6pm service, when the names of members of college who died will be read out before a wreath is laid in the memorial chapel.

Bishop of Ely Stephen Conway will be the visiting preacher at the remembrance service at Fitzwilliam College at 6.30pm.

Cambridge colleges will also hold a two-minute silence on 11 November in Act of Remembrance ceremonies that give all members of the college communities the opportunity to meet together to remember those who gave their lives for them.


07 November 2019