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Old 11-14-2017, 09:19 AM
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The Church of England is established by law. All church synod decisions must be approved by both Houses of Parliament.

So until the day comes and lawmakers decides something different there will always be the sauce of the CoE at big events especially Rememberance Day.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:36 AM
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The Festival of Remembrance is put on by the British Royal Legion. The Queen is their Patron. It’s isn’t a government event like the Cenotaph Service.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:43 AM
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Even more so for the veterans I’d say. There’s a saying about no atheists in foxholes.
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:01 AM
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Even more so for the veterans I’d say. There’s a saying about no atheists in foxholes.
Its those that were in those foxholes that is the intrinsic purpose for which a remembrance time has come about. No matter what the denomination or the religious tenets that are used when remembering those that have given the ultimate sacrifice, the main point is that the Caretaker to whom they have returned is included.
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:15 PM
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I must admit that I'd never really had concerns about 'inclusivity' in the RBL Festival of Remembrance - so I guess it's a good topic to raise here, to encourage discussion!
I enjoy this event and look forward to it every year. I wonder if those who feel offended by the religious content have watched the entire event? I am always impressed by the solemnity of the occasion, the respect that is shown to all those who have fought in many wars over the years, and the comfort that those left behind seem to gain from being able to talk about their loved ones. There is a large input from ex-service members from many countries, from their loved ones left behind, and an impressive turnout from the Royal Family. And I, as a fairly non-religious and rarely-church-going 'Presbyterian', do not feel in the least bit offended by a couple of traditional hymns and prayers at the end of the Festival.

Do people on the forum really feel it's time to change this event?
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:42 PM
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Not me. As a Catholic I wouldn't feel excluded because a CoE clergyman presided over the event. Have we really gotten to the point there needs to be a *disclaimer* before something so no one feels personally slighted or left out?


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Old 11-14-2017, 03:49 PM
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If there is to be change, I don't think we'll see it until after Charles takes the throne. Out of the respect for HM, The Queen and her profound dedication to the Church of England, it will remain as is. Most likely to change it while the Queen is still alive would be tantamount to a sacrilege to her.
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Old 11-14-2017, 04:24 PM
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Just watched the Remembrance Sunday service and the DOE looked so frail leaning on the wall. I just forget that the man in 96.

I love the Festival of Remembrance and believe it is the entire opposite of exclusive, it is inclusive. You cannot truly understand the event, if you see it as divisive in my opinion.
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Old 11-14-2017, 04:25 PM
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I don’t think it should ever be changed or “modernized”. It’s a solemn occasion to remember not remember “lite”.
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Old 10-27-2018, 09:52 AM
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The Queen will mark the centenary of the end of WWI alongside with the German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier next month

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Old 10-27-2018, 11:28 AM
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How beautiful.
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Old 10-27-2018, 11:58 AM
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The Queen will mark the centenary of the end of WWI alongside with the German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier next month

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I'm pleased about this.

As well as the service at Westminster Abbey in the evening there are also services in Glasgow (Princess Royal attending); Cardiff (Wessexes) and Belfast (not yet announced prob for security reasons).

There is also an events in France (Paris and Mons). Heads of State and Government, inc Pres Trump, are in Paris. No word on who we are sending but Charles now represents HMQ at the wreath laying so I expect either William or Harry to go.
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Old 10-27-2018, 08:36 PM
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In 2014 they sent Andrew to Belfast so I would expect that he will be sent again:

Charles in London, Anne in Glasgow, Edward in Cardiff only leaves Andrew of the Queen's children.

They could decide to send Charles to France and have William in London of course.
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Old 11-01-2018, 07:40 PM
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This November marks 100 years since the end of the First World War To commemorate #Armistice100, every day until Remembrance Sunday we'll be sharing items from the Royal Archives that document how The Royal Family & Royal Household played a part in #WWI: https://t.co/nSU2vC0s5A
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4 August 1914: Britain declares War on Germany. #Armistice100 King George V writes in his diary, “This evening. I held a Council at 10.45 to declare war with Germany, it is a terrible catastrophe but it is not our fault.”
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“An enormous crowd collected outside the Palace… & it was a never to be forgotten sight when May & I with David went on to the balcony, the cheering was terrific. Please God it may be soon over & that he will protect dear Bertie's life”
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12 August 1914 - George V sends a message to the British Expeditionary Force as they are deployed to France: “I shall follow your every movement with deepest interest & mark with eager satisfaction your daily progress, indeed your welfare will never be absent from my thoughts.”
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28 September 1914: General Lambton keeps the King updated on events in France. “The Spirit of the troops continues excellent, & they seem confident in themselves, but are of course anxious to finish off this Trench life, during which they are subject to constant bombardment.”
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To find out more and read extracts from Queen Mary and Edward, Prince of Wales visit our website: https://www.royal.uk/first-world-war-royal-archives …
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Old 11-01-2018, 09:19 PM
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I'm pleased about this.

As well as the service at Westminster Abbey in the evening there are also services in Glasgow (Princess Royal attending); Cardiff (Wessexes) and Belfast (not yet announced prob for security reasons).

There is also an events in France (Paris and Mons). Heads of State and Government, inc Pres Trump, are in Paris. No word on who we are sending but Charles now represents HMQ at the wreath laying so I expect either William or Harry to go.

Do you know which heads of state and/or heads of government will attend the celebrations in France besides President Trump ?
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Old 11-05-2018, 11:57 AM
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The Official Royal Program for Remembrance 2018:
https://www.royal.uk/remembrance-2018
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Old 11-05-2018, 12:50 PM
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I find it interesting how the members of the BRF are listed in the program.


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Old 11-05-2018, 01:33 PM
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^Why so, Pranter ?
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Old 11-05-2018, 01:37 PM
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^Why so, Pranter ?
I second the question as it seems to me they are listed in the order of succession.
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Old 11-05-2018, 01:38 PM
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The Official Royal Program for Remembrance 2018:
https://www.royal.uk/remembrance-2018

No mention on who will represent the UK in the celebrations in France ?
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