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A Service of Reflection to mark the Centenary of the Armistice and the Restoration of Peace – 11th November 2018

Four years of commemoration of First World War 1914-1918 culminated in this service of Reflection in Hereford Cathedral in the afternoon of 11th November, following the Remembrance Sunday services held all over the County, the Country and the World. It has been interesting to see how interest and a wish to be involved has grown […]

Hereford City Remembrance Service – 11th November 2018

The Right Worshipful the Mayor, Councillor Sue Boulter hosted the assembled dignitaries prior to the annual Hereford City Annual Remembrance Day Parade and Service at the War memorial in St. Peter’s Square. An impressive assembly of servicemen and women, and a number of civilian groups drew up under the expert guidance of the Royal British […]

The Lone Piper

Armistice Day began with Lone Pipers in Towns and Cities playing at 6am to commemorate, on this day 100 years ago, the signing of the Armistice in a railway carriage in the Forest of Compiegne, not far from Paris and far behind the front line in Allied Territory. This link tells more of how the Armistice came into being. It was actually […]

Words and Music for Remembrance – 8th November 2018

The Hereford Cathedral School (HCS)presented a programme of music and readings in aid of The Royal British Legion in memory of those who attended the school and died in war since 1914. Seventy- seven boys died in the First World War, forty-four in the Second World War and two in subsequent wars. Various different HCS choirs performed […]

The Reading of Names – Monday 5th to Saturday 10th November 2018

At 4:30 each day of this Remembrance week, Monday to Saturday, before Choral Evensong at Hereford Cathedral at 5:30, the names of all the men and women from Herefordshire – some 3,200 – who fell in the First World War will be read out, with their full names, service and, where appropriate, their decorations. Today […]

Dedication of the Field of Remembrance – 5th November 2018

A Service of Dedication of the Field of Remembrance in the Lady Arbour of Hereford Cathedral took place today at the start of the week that leads up to Sunday 11th November, Remembrance Sunday and the Centenary of the Armistice that brought the fighting of World War I to an end. The Dean offered a Collect […]

Patron’s Curry Lunch – 4th November 2018

This lunch, whose Patrons are Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenants, of Herefordshire, the Dowager Countess of Darnley, and of Worcestershire, Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Holcroft, was to raise funds to support the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Army Cadet Force Charitable Trust. The Trust was formed in 2005 to raise funds to enable cadets to experience expeditions at home […]

The Leominster Civic Service – 29th October 2018

The Mayor of Leominster, Councillor Jenny Bartlett, held her civic service in the Priory in Leominster. This is a church that is worth a special visit at any time. Look here. A well designed service included beautiful singing by the Honey Brook Singers from Ivington School and a sermon from The Revd Prebendary Michael Keen that […]

A night with the Hereford Street Pastors – 27th October 2019

The night life of Hereford was an eye opener for us both, with the added excitement of Halloween. We arrived for our briefing at 20:30. We were all going to finish at about 3:30 in the morning. However, when we left, just before the rest of the team, we saw a situation that kept us […]

Meeting with the Defence Medical Welfare Service – 23rd October 2018

The Defence Medical Welfare Service provides support to the Armed Forces Community over the age of 65  whenever they are receiving medical treatment. This makes it different to most military charities which are not focused on hospitals and all the worry and stress that this can entail for the person and their family. It works […]