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Event to remember Mansfield war dead

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Men from St John’s Parish in Mansfield who died in World War One will be remembered at a special exhibition.

The names of all 50 fallen will be included in the event on 4th August at St John’s Church in St John Street.

Entitled ‘World War 1:100 - St John’s Remembrance Exhibition’, it will include the names and as much detail as possible on all the men.

The free exhibition is open from 10am to 5pm. Craft activities will be provided for children who are accompanied by an adult from 10am to 11am.

There will also be an opportunity to pray for peace in the world today, especially focusing on the conflicts in Israel/Palestine, Ukraine and Iraq.

In the evening the exhibition will open from 7 to 7:30pm, with a short Service of Remembrance at 7:30pm.

The Revd Mark Adams said: “It is extraordinarily poignant reading the stories of those who died, it really brings home the reality that this was a personal tragedy for so many people from our area as well as a global conflict.

“We also want to play our part in praying for peace today and working towards a more peaceful world.”

For further details contact Revd Adams on 01623 625999.

 

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