A Divine Service, in honour of those who had lost their lives or had been injured during active duty, was held at the Cenotaph in Jamestown on Sunday, 12 November 2017. Her Excellency Governor Lisa Phillips arrived at 10.55am, and the Right Reverend Lord Bishop of St Helena, Dr Richard Fenwick, invited those in attendance to pray, before observing a two-minute silence, signalled by the Last Post which was solemnly played by the Scouts.
Wreaths were laid by HE Governor Lisa Phillips, The President of the French Republic (Michel Dancoisne-Martineau), the Royal Navy (Mr Jeremy Clarke), the Army (Mr Julian Fagan), the Royal Air Force (Mr Mike Durnford), the Merchant Navy (Miss Sharon Wade), the St Helena Police Service (PC Jonathan Clark), and the St Helena Fire & Rescue Service (Mr Rhys Francis). Several schoolchildren also laid wreaths.
Canon Clive Duncan read the Lesson and prayers were led by Archdeacon Dale Bowers, Father David Musgrave, Lieutenant Coral Yon and Pastor Paul Millin. During the Service, hymns were sung, including ‘O God, Our Help in Ages Past’, ‘The Lord’s My Shepherd’ and ‘Praise My Soul the King of Heaven’. The Act of Commitment was made and acts of peace were then offered. The Service concluded with the National Anthem and Blessing, followed by the traditional March-Past outside the Court House, with music from the Get-togethers Orchestra and the Salvation Army Band.
As usual, Remembrance Sunday on St Helena was duly observed and very well attended.
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13 November 2017