Friday, 1 July 2016

Somme remembered

To the War Memorial in West Lane for an Act of Remembrance organised by the local branch of the British Legion to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.

West Lane forms the boundary between St James's parish and that of St Mary, Rotherhithe, with the war memorial being just inside the latter parish.

Mark Nicholls, Rector of St Mary's and Area Dean of Bermondsey, led the service which included contributions from other clergy, including me, councillors, and the Mayor of Southwark. The Leader of Southwark Council, Cllr Peter John, and our MP, Neil Coyle, were also present as we remembered the events of 100 years ago.

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