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A special civic service to commemorate the centenary of the start of hostilities in World War I is taking place at St Mary and All Saints Church in Kidderminster.

The Chairman of Wyre Forest District Council, Councillor Stephen Williams is holding the service at 3.00pm on Sunday 28 September. 

St Marys ChurchCouncillor Williams has chosen to hold the service on this date as it coincides with a visit by civic dignitaries from Kidderminster’s twin town, Husum in Germany.  They will be taking part in the service with a reading from the Burgermeister of Husum, Herr Uwe Schmitz.  Other dignitaries have been invited to take part including Mayors and Chairmen of towns and parishes across Wyre Forest.

The service will be led by the Reverend Rose Lawley.  It will feature prayers for reconciliation and remembrance and the lighting of a candle for peace.  The Polish Community Choir will also be performing.

Councillor Williams said: “Everyone is welcome to come along to the service. We owe a huge debt to those who serve in wars and we hope that people will take this opportunity for us to stand together and remember the heroism and tragedy of the First World War.”

For further information contact the Chairman’s Secretary, email Karen Walsh or call 01562 732708.

Wyre Forest District Council