St Bride's: News - Remembrance Tide at St Bride's

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St Bride's: News

Remembrance Tide at St Bride's

altar wreaths 2017sm.jpgWe have an annual cluster of services in the Autumn, all of which have the theme of Remembering at their heart.

These are our annual Journalists' Commemorative Service on 29th October, the All Saints' Day Choral Eucharist and our All Souls' Service on 3rd November and Remembrance Sunday on 10th November.

These significant events bring us back in touch with those whom we love but have lost; help heal past memories; and allow us to acknowledge the devastating lessons of history so that we can learn from them.

We hope you can join us.

The Journalists' Commemorative Service - Bearing Witness: A Service of Remembrance & Celebration: Tuesday 29th October at 6:30pm

bearing witness.jpgOur ministry to journalists and to those working in every area of the media industry, remains one of the most important and distinctive aspects of our life at St Bride's.

This is never more apparent than at our annual Journalists' Commemorative Service, which is attended by leading figures in the world of the press, television, radio, and digital media.

During the service we light candles for journalists and their support staff who have died or who have been killed on the front-line this year; we remember also those who are missing, imprisoned, or held hostage; and we also hold in prayer those who are out in the field, covering stories at great personal risk to themselves.

Our speaker this year will be Paul Conroy, photographer and filmmaker.


Audio & Transcript Archive of Past Services→

Choral Eucharist for All Saints' Day: Sunday 3rd November at 11am


All Saints' is a time to remember those whose lives have been particularly shaped by God's grace, and to recall and be encouraged by their example.

How beauteous are their feet,
who stand on Zion's hill,
Who bring salvation with their tongues,
and words of peace instil!

- from "How beauteous are their feet" - C V Stanford (words Issac Watts)

Music for the service→ 

All Souls Service: Sunday 3rd November at 5:30pm

Candles with Altar 16-9.jpgWe hold our annual All Souls' Tide service at 5:30pm. This is a service at which we commemorate family members, friends and loved ones who have passed away: their names are read aloud and candles lit in their memory.

If you are planning to attend, and would like us to remember someone special, please contact

The souls of the righteous are in the hands of God,
and the torment of malice shall not touch them:
They seem in the eyes of the foolish to be dead,
but they are at peace. (Wisdom 3: 1-3)

- "Justorum animae" - C V Stanford

Remembrance Sunday: 10th November at 10:50am

altar wreaths 2017sm.jpgThis year's Remembrance Sunday service is on 10th November. Our service starts slightly earlier than usual so we can begin with the traditional two minute silence as a bugler plays the Last Post.  Commemorative wreaths are then laid on the altar steps.

The service includes a liturgical performance of Fauré's Requiem Mass sung by St Bride's Choir accompanied by St Bride's Orchestra. Further Information 

In 2018, the Rector exchanged pulpits with Barbara Neubert, the Lutheran Pastor of St Paul's Church, Lichterfelde in Berlin.  This year we are delighted that Barbara will be returning to St Bride's with a group of her Berlin parishioners to join us for our commemoration of the dead of two world wars and to join us in our prayers for peace.

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