Monday, 12 November 2007

Pictures from Remembrance Sunday

Father Slawek took some memorable shots of yesterday's Requiem for the Fallen. Above, the choristers each wore a poppy.

A bugler stands ready in the sacristy. Below, we were honoured to welcome members of the Services at the Mass - for the first time, these included a detachment from the Royal Marines.

Chaplains from the three Forces concelebrated the Mass. The preacher was Mgr John Walsh, principal RAF chaplain.

Mass concluded with the traditional Act of Remembrance, including the Last Post, two minutes' silence, Reveille and the National Anthem. Below, Thomas Wilson, precentor, accompanies the bugler to the apse, and the Last Post is sounded.


Andrew said...

Wonderful commemoration. Many British and Commonwealth servicemen died in the defence of Malaya and Singapore during the last War, giving their tomorrows for our today. May God have mercy on them.

Anonymous said...

I was in London two years ago during the Remembrance "weekend" and attended the mass at the Cathedral. The music by Durufle is impressive... as it is the Last Post and the anthem at the end. Even for a portuguese...

I was very touched by the atmosphere not only inside but all over London.