Remembrance 2018 ‘a century of remembering’

As we approach the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War we look back over a century where memories have been kept alive; we look at the continuing unrest and distress in our world today, and we look forward to the future often wavering between despair and hope.

For such a time as this, the Chaplaincy Team will be offering several opportunities for reflection in the coming week.

On Thursday 8 November at 2:00pm the award winning film “Joyeux Noel” will be shown in Chaplaincy in the Nuffield Building.  This event is open to all staff and students and focuses on the enduring spark of goodness in our humanity even in the darkest times of history.

On Friday 9 November at 9:30am there will be a simple gathering for prayer outside the Nuffield Building before we walk over to the University of Portsmouth Garden of Remembrance in Ravlin Park to remember staff and students who have died whilst working and studying at the University in the last 12 months.  This will end with 2 minutes silence and a blessing at 10:00am.

On the Friday staff and students may also wish to visit the WWI Memorial in Guidhall Square where there will be a 24 hour Guard of Honour from 10:00am. onwards.

Also, on Friday 9 November, from 12:00pm to 4:00pm, there will be space set aside in Chaplaincy for silent reflection and prayer around the theme of ‘Reconciliation and Peace’.  This space will be for anyone to drop in and use – whatever your faith or creed.

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