First World War: Memorials of Life and Death

We are marking the Centenary of the First World War with a programme that reflects the wide range of memorials that are located in our churches and churchyards.

WW1 memorial

The Centenary of the First World War is a time to reflect on the sacrifice of the millions of individuals who were affected by conflict.  It is also a time to celebrate their lives, and consider the ways we remember the past. 

WWI: Memorials of Life and Death acknowledges our role as guardian for a wide range of monuments that tell 1000 years of history. Over the next four years, our churches will host events and projects that highlight the poignant stories that these memorials can tell, as well as the art and history of memorials themselves.  We will also hold national acts of remembrance for key events of the First World War.

Churches of WWI: Your Stories

WWI Roll of Honour 1915 Littleborough St. NicholasWhat do the Sopwith Camel biplane, Thankful Villages, and a nurse who became a symbol of the British cause have in common?  They are all connected to our churches.

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Events and Projects

Derbyshire, Kedleston, All Saints', memorial close-upFrom talks and tours to exhibitions and remembrance events, many of our churches are holding events related to their memorials. 

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Your Trust Needs You!

Normanton St. Nicholas WWI MemorialAre you Interested in local history?  Do you have an interesting story about your local CCT church?  Could you help us record and research the memorials in our churches?  Then we need you!

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We are proud to be partners of the First World War Centenary Project Partnership and Remember WW1.  Click on their logos below to learn more.

Prime Minister David Cameron has recently published a letter of support for RWW1.  Click here to read it.

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