South-East London’s annual Community Multi Faith Act of Remembrance will be held at Firepower, the Royal Artillery Museum in the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich on Sunday 9 November at 3pm. The ceremony, which is open to the public and is free of charge, will remember the sacrifices made by all nations and faiths in times of war.
Faiths represented from the south east London community will include Bahai, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Quaker and Sikh. “This event proved very popular with the community when it was launched in 2007 so the Museum is delighted to host it again this year.” Says Eileen Noon from Firepower.
“Our Museum is located in an area peopled by residents of many faiths and this is an opportunity for all to pay their respects and remember together as one. “ Local Lewisham College has been invited to provide projected displays on a remembrance theme for the event which will close with The Last Post being sounded, followed by a two minute silence. At the end the Reveille will sound led by a local Army Cadet Band. Deputy Lieutenant for Greenwich Dr Cyril Young will be present as will representatives of the London Assembly and the Metropolitan Police.
A representative from each faith and other community representatives will come forward and may light a candle, and then give a short reading or prayer or meditation. War veterans of the Second World War and more recent conflicts will also be present. His Worship the Mayor of Greenwich, Councillor Steve Offord, will light a candle and say a few words on behalf of Greenwich Council and the wider community. The Mayor will then place a wreath in front of the Museum’s memorial to the fallen of the First World War and the book recalling soldiers of the Royal Artillery who have died in recent conflicts.
The Community Multi Faith Act of Remembrance will be held on Sunday 9 November and will start at 3.00pm and finish at 4.00pm. Refreshments will be served after the Act of Remembrance and all are invited to attend. Admission to the ceremony is free of charge.
The Royal Artillery Museum is located in the historic Royal Arsenal in Woolwich, London, between the A206 and the Thames. For more information about Firepower visit www.firepower.org.uk, call 020 8855 7755 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Firepower, The Royal Artillery Museum, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, London, SE18 6ST.