Armistice and Remembrance Services

These services, from the Armistice in 1918 and from its fifth anniversary in 1923, are provided (unedited from the originals) in the hope that they will be of assistance to those planning contemporary commemorations of the Centenary of the Armistice. They are available for download in both PDF and editable (RTF) format.

Thanksgiving service from 1918 (PDF)
Thanksgiving service from 1918 (RTF)

Fifth anniversary service from 1923 (PDF)
Fifth anniversary service from 1923 (RTF)

In addition, the following prayers, suitable for use at Remembrancetide, are extracted from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer and would have been familiar to Church of England and other Anglican troops in both World Wars.

Prayers for Remembrancetide (PDF)
Prayers for Remembrancetide (RTF)

Extracts from The Book of Common Prayer, the rights in which are vested in the Crown, are reproduced by permission of the Crown’s Patentee, Cambridge University Press.