100 Years On

All Hallows is involved with a number of projects to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One, in remembrance of the many who were lost. We hope you will be able to join us for any or all of these events.

The Lamplight of Peace
The Lamplight of Peace has been made as a lasting tribute  to the WW1 Tunnellers, as part of the 'Battle's Over' commemorations for those who gave their lives during the Great War. The Lamplight will be in various locations in the 100 days leading up to Armistice Day, and All Hallows is proud to be hosting it for the final stage of its journey on behalf of the Merchant Navy Association. It will stand on the Mariners’ Chapel altar for 25 days from 18 October, before being taken to Westminster Abbey for the service on 11 November, and then used to light the first of over 1,000 WW1 Beacons of Light being lit throughout the country.

There But Not There
Leading up to Armistice Day we will also be installing in the Mariners’ Chapel a number of seated Perspex silhouettes of soldiers as part of the national ‘There but not there’ project, which commemorates those who died in the First World War.

Through the generosity of the City Corporation, we will display 8 seated figures and one standing one as we remember those lost both on land and at sea. For further information on the project see: www.therebutnotthere.org.uk

Battle’s Over - Sunday 11 November
On Armistice Day, the Merchant Navy Association is organising the reading of every name commemorated on the Lutyens First World War Memorial on Tower Hill. The reading will start at 6am and continue until 7pm with a break for the Memorial Service from 10.30-12.30. Some members of the All Hallows congregation have kindly volunteered to take part, and everyone is welcome to go along to listen.

Choral Evensong for Remembrance - 6pm, Sunday 11 November
As part of our Armistice Day commemorations, we will be holding a service of Choral Evensong sung by the East London Evensong Choir. Do please join us for this very special service - all welcome.