St Paul's Church- Candle of Remembrance

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St Paul's Church

High Street


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Lamp or Lighting
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  • Paper Paper
Lettering: Other
  • Non-Specific Conflict
About the memorial: Perpetual candle and paper notice of explanation, set on a pre existing reredos at the east end of the south aisle.
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A candle for peace and reconciliation/The light of this candle was lit during a commemorative/service on the evening of the 4th August 2014- exactly/100 years from the declaration of war at the outbreak/of the 1st World War. It was lit from the Paschal candle/by the font-signifying the eternal presence of Christ.//A candle will now continually burn here, representing the undying/light of Christ and a constant symbol of hope.// It is a light of hope and prayer for peace and reconciliation, for all/wars, conflicts and persecutions- past and present.// All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God//The hatred which divides nations from nations, race from race, class from class/Father Forgive/ The covetous desires of people and nations to possess what is not their own/Father Forgive// The greed which exploits the work of human hands and lays waste the earth/Father Forgive// Our envy of the welfare and happiness of others/Father Forgive// Our indifference to the plight of the imprisoned, the homeless, the refugee/Father Forgive// The lust which dishonours the bodies of men, women and children//Father Forgive// The pride which leads us to trust in ourselves and not in God/Father Forgive// Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another//as God in Christ forgave you


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