Benefice Evensong for Peace

Date: Sunday 10th May, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm
Venue: St Mary's Parish Church

‘They shall not hurt nor destroy . . . . .
for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord
as waters cover the sea.’
( Isaiah 11, v.9 )


Benefice Peace Evensong

will be held at



Sunday, 10th May, 2015

to celebrate the

Seventieth Anniversary
of the 
Declaration of Peace in Europe

A l l   W e l c o m e!

P l e a s e   j o i n   u s   
f o r  
 r e f r e s h m e n t s   a f t e r   t h e  s e r v i c e

 8th May, 1945
Victory in Europe Day (VE Day)
marked the end of 
World War 2 in Europe,
and the long and arduous  process of the
political, economic, and physical reconstruction
of the continent began.

In June 1945,
fifty countries signed the United Nations Charter, and

pledged to maintain international peace and security.

Millions of refugees and displaced persons,
whose lives had been violently uprooted by the war,
now faced an uphill  struggle  for
recovery and repatriation.  

VE Day poster

‘They will beat their swords into ploughshares,
and their spears into pruning hooks.

Nation will not take up sword against nation,
neither will they train for war any more’.

( Isaiah 2,v, 4 )