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Westminster Service of Prayer and Remembrance

On Thursday 8th November a group of Kingham Hill CCF cadets attended a Service of Prayer and Remembrance at St Margaret's Church, Westminster. It was an honour for the school to be invited to such a special event at the heart of our nation during Remembrance time in this centenary year. The service was attended by several Members of Parliament, Members of the House of Lords and senior officers.

   

The cadets were also able to watch the rehearsals for the Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph, picking up some tips for CCF Drill and Corps of Drums.

          

 

On Friday the school also had its own opportunity to reflect on the cost of war and what those who went into battle bought for us with their bravery. Mr Williams, who took the service, focused on seven boys from Swansea House who lost their lives in the First World War. As we took time to think about the list of names on the memorial plaque, Mr Williams also read from a speech the Founder made when the plaque was set in place, four years after the Armistice in 1922. The service made the events of 100 years ago very real today as we sit in the same chapel and occupy the same buildings these young men did all that time ago. 

This Sunday sees the Boarders' Remembrance Service at 10:30am and parents are more than welcome to attend.