An act of remembrance, in line with thousands all over the country, will take place in Cheam On Monday August 4.
St Dunstan’s Church in Cheam will host a Commemoration Service to mark the anniversary of the beginning of the First World War.
The service will start at 8.00pm in the evening and will be followed by a time of prayer in church.
This will end with an Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial at 11.00pm – the exact moment the War began in Britain. Everyone is welcome to come along and take part in this special service.
The Rector of Cheam, Fr Darren Miller, said ” Cheam was represented in all parts of the war zone – France, Flanders, Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Holy Land, India and at sea. Sixty seven Cheam men died during the First World War. Their names are inscribed on the war memorial, in front of Cheam Library. The impact of this loss on the village must have been dreadful. It is good that we remember it now at St Dunstan’s with our fellow churches and the community.”
“We will be reflecting the Lights Out theme from the Royal British Legion in that candles will be extinguished as part of the service and the last hour that the church is open will be in dimmed light to reflect the lights out at Westminster Abbey,” added Fr Miller.”