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Norwich church peace vigil for Passchendaele centenary 

On November 23 the Church of St Peter Mancroft in Norwich is hosting a Vigil for Peace marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Passchendaele during the First World War.

As 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele, one of the most costly battles of the First World War, the Church of St Peter Mancroft in Norwich city centre, is commemorating the occasion by hosting a special Service of Remembrance and Vigil for Peace.

The ‘Witnessing Passchendaele’ event will take place on Thursday, November 23 at 8pm.
Rev Canon Ian Bentley, Interim Priest in Charge of the Church of St Peter Mancroft  said: “We will remember and think about the loss and cost of war, with music and poetry from the era of Passchendaele.

“The service will be followed by a Vigil for Peace, with various reflective stations, and prayers for areas of conflict on the hour each hour, and a breaking of bread with one another in fellowship and peace at midnight, when the event will finish."

During this remembrance season, there is also a sculpture installed  (pictured) in St Peter Mancroft called ‘Assembly – Memorial Chairs’ by Derbyshire artist Val Carman

The installation consists of five chairs from Passchedaele’s St Audomarus Church and is currently on display in the Church of St Peter Mancroft from 10am-3.30pm Monday to Saturday until November 23.

St Peter Mancroft Church (opposite The Forum), Chantry Road, Norwich, NR2 1QZ 

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