College came to a standstill at 11.00am on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th November, as we joined with the rest of the nation and with people all around the world to remember those who have lost their lives as a result of wars and conflict.
On Saturday 11th November, Armistice Day (the day the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War), a wreath was laid in the College garden as students and staff gathered for two minutes’ silence and a short Act of Remembrance.
On Sunday 12th November, Remembrance Sunday, we were joined by Chelsea Pensioners Tom and David Lyall, in their splendid red dress uniforms, for a very moving Service of Remembrance in College. Students and their families joined with staff as names from the College’s Roll of Honour were read out, and there was complete silence once again as the notes of the Last Post reverberated around the Princess Hall (played beautifully by Alice Markham).
College Choir, under the direction of Mr Parker, excelled themselves with two very poignant anthems, and the congregation joined in an Act of Commitment to strive for peace as the service came to a close.
‘We will remember them’.
Revd Josie Goodwin, College Chaplain