Evening vigil at Havant church to mark start of First World War

Kate Tame and Cllr Roger Price next to the current First World War  plaque inside St Mary's Church in Portchester Castle. 

Picture: Sarah Standing (170259-7003)

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A SERVICE of commemoration will be held to mark the start of the First World War.

The vigil takes place at St Faith’s Church in West Street, Havant, on Sunday, August 3, at 7pm.

The mayor of Havant, Councillor Marjorie Smallcorn, along with councillors, town dignitaries and members of the Royal British Legion will be attending the service. The mayor and leader of Havant Borough Council, Mike Cheshire, have extended the invitation to the entire community.

Cllr Cheshire said: ‘Everyone will be warmly welcomed to join the commemoration service which will include silence, prayers, readings and music that will last an hour.

‘Across the country, churches, schools and community groups are getting ready to commemorate, educate and reflect on the effects of the conflict.’

For more information about this event and others planned in the borough to mark the centenary go to havant.gov.uk/havantremembers.

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