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Keep up-to-date with Pax Christi and other peace-related events.  If you are organising a Pax Christi event in your own area send us details and we will post them here.

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Aug
6
Mon
Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemorations @ Westminster Cathedral Piazza
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us in the Piazza of Westminster Cathedral, London on both days between 10.00am and 5.00pm.  Prayers at 11.30 and 3.30

 

Here you can download service outlines with prayers, litanies and readings for use on either day and other resources and background on nuclear weapons today, for stalls and events.

Liverpool remembers Hiroshima and Nagasaki @ pin St John's Gardens
Aug 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Members of Pax Christi Liverpool will be supporting and speaking at this event .  There will be a wreath laid to remember the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Hiroshima Memorial Service, Dunbar, Scotland @ St. Anne’s Episcopal and Methodist Church
Aug 6 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

A short service of remembrance is planned to commemorate those who died and to witness to the continuing need for peace, disarmament and reconciliation. It will take place at the Peace Pole in the grounds of St. Anne’s Episcopal and Methodist Church, Westgate, Dunbar

This day is also the feast of the Transfiguration and there will be a Eucharist in St. Anne’s Church at 10.30am to which all are invited.

I would be grateful if you could advertise this service to members of your congregation and display the attached notice.

If you or any member of your congregation would like to participate in leading part of the service, please do let me know.

Remember Hiroshima Commemoration, Romford @ St Edward the Confessor RC Church
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

A commemoration of light and peace, linking Hiroshima with Romford,  with speaker Bruce Kent, Vice President of CND and of Pax Christi.

Refreshments available after the service

Aug
11
Sat
Mass for Archbishop Oscar Romero @ St George's Cathedral
Aug 11 @ 12:30 am – 2:00 pm

Mass celebrating 101st birthday of Archbishop Romero.  Principal Celebrant: Archbishop Edward Adams, Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain.  All Welcome

Sep
1
Sat
Day of reflection for peacemakers in Liverpool @ Cenacle Retreat House
Sep 1 all-day

Organised by Pax Christi Liverpool the day will be led by Fr Gerry McFlynn, Chaplain to Irish prisoners and member of the Pax Christi Nonviolence Working Group.

Subsidies available

 

Sep
8
Sat
Pax Christi at the Eucharistic Congress, Liverpool @ St Philip Neri Church,
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Pax Christi is delighted to be taking part in a creative parallel programme being organised for the National Eucharistic Congress, offering sessions on reconciliation and peacemaking.

We will be in St Philip Neri Church, Liverpool between 12 noon and 6.00pm, working with colleagues from the Northern Diocese Environment Group and Together for the Common Good.

We aim to offer:

  • Two meditation sessions with the Pax Christi ICON of peace
  • A panel conversation with women peacemakers: Emma Atherton, Ella Holliday, Carol Burns and Pat Gaffney
  • A talk from Jenny Sinclair on Reconciliation
  • Craft activities for families

and more…we will up-date as activities are confirmed.

Full parallel programme can be found here 

Sep
16
Sun
World Week for Peace in Palestine & Israel 2018
Sep 16 @ 9:19 am – Sep 23 @ 10:19 am

This is a national week of action, prayer and study in support of the World Council of Churches World Week for Peace in Palestine & Israel.  The theme chosen by the UK Working Group for the week is ” Investing in Young People”.  Resources are being developed.

 

Oct
2
Tue
International day of Nonviolence: Remember Catholic COs from FWW @ National
Oct 2 all-day

We are inviting members, supporters, parishes to hold a prayer service or similar gathering on 2 October to commemorate the lives and witness of some of the Catholic Conscientious Objectors of the First World War.

We have produced a liturgy outline that can be used, together with some of the stories of the Catholic COs of the time.

Oct
3
Wed
Remembering War…Making Peace: lecture series, Winchester @ The United Church
Oct 3 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Wednesdays 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 October and 7 November 2018, 12.30 – 1pm

at The United Church, Jewry Street, Winchester

Refreshments available.  No entrance charge, but your donations are most welcome.

3 October – The Rev’d Michael Jackson, on the war poetry of Woodbine Willie
10 October – Speakers from Sandham Memorial Chapel on the Paintings of Stanley Spencer
17 October – Christopher Seaman, composer, on music for war and peace
24 October – Pat Gaffney, General Secretary of Pax Christi, on Pax Christi, the International Catholic Movement for Peace
31 October – The Rev’d Canon Dr Sarah Hills on her work in Reconciliation based at Coventry Cathedral
7 November – Michael Wooldridge, Trustee of BBC Media Action, on journalism

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