Bishop Leads Cenotaph Remembrance Service

The Bishop of London led prayers of remembrance across the capital this weekend as the country marked Remembrance Sunday and paid tribute to the sacrifice made by those British and Commonwealth servicemen and woman killed and injured in the two world wars and other, more recent conflicts.

The Bishop led the National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, attended by Her Majesty The Queen, HRH The Prince of Wales and other dignitaries, including the Prime Minister and over 700 representatives of the Armed Forces.

There, following a volley fired by the First World War era guns of Royal Horse Artillery, they observed the two minutes of silence and laid wreaths of remembrance at the foot of the Cenotaph. The Bishop then led the congregation in a short service and blessing, which was closed by the sounding of the last post and then followed by a parade of thousands of veterans and servicemen, who marched down Whitehall and took the salute from HRH The Princess Royal.

The ceremony at the Cenotaph was but one of countless services which took place across London this Sunday, which fell silent as churches and organisations held their own services of remembrance to honour the country’s war dead.