Benefice Evensong for PeaceDate: 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
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.
‘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 )