Faiths join together to pay their respects for Remembrance Day
- Credit: Nigel Sutton
Leaders from three religions will come together for an interfaith Armistice Day service at the Hampstead War Memorial, as part of events across Camden and Haringey
The service will be jointly led by the Rev Diana Young, from Hampstead Parish Church, Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, of the New North London Synagogue along with Muslim representative Sheikh Dr Muhammad Al-Hussaini and Monsignor Phelim Rowland, from the Diocese of Westminster.
Organiser Linda Chung, from the Hampstead War Memorial Restoration Group, said: “On Armistice Day, whether you are of faith or none, these spiritual leaders of communities unite us in shared sorrow and remembrance at the tragic loss of life caused by the conflict of wars.”
Six years ago, after a fundraising campaign, the then crumbling Hampstead War Memorial was restored with £30,000 donations from the community and veterans.
It was rededicated in a ceremony in August 2010 with representatives of the Royal British Legion and the Kings Troop. Ms Chung, who helped lead the campaign, said: “The War Memorial at the top of Hampstead is a symbol that we will never forget all those who gave their lives to save our future.”
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Mayor of Camden Nadia Shah said: “This is a time of commemoration that unites our community in remembering all those who have lost their lives in both past and current conflicts.
“War transcends all cultures and I’m proud that Camden residents from all backgrounds are standing together to consider these effects and give thanks for the freedoms we enjoy in our borough today.”
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The service will take place at the Whitestone Pond War Memorial tomorrow (Friday) at 10.30am.
Services in Camden
? 10.30am Service at Hampstead Cemetery, Fortune Green, NW6. Wreath plus flowers for the civilian memorial.
? 11.45am Laying of wreath, St Michael’s, Camden Town
? 11.45am Wreath laying, All Hallows Church, Savernake Road
? Noon Wreath laying, St Mary Magdalene, Munster Square
? Noon Laying of wreath, Chenies Street War Memorial
? 12.15pm Laying of wreath, Eversholt Street Memorial – St Mary the Virgin.
? 10am Service of Remembrance, St Pancras Church, Euston Road, NW1 10.55am Act of Remembrance and laying of wreaths at London and North Western Railway Company War Memorial (in front of Euston Station)
? 11am Laying of wreath at Prisoner of War WWII Memorial, in Mornington Crescent.
? 10.45am Wood Green War Memorial, opposite Haringey Civic Centre, High Road, Wood Green
SUNDAY: ? 10.15am Hornsey War Memorial, Park Road, N8. The Middlesex Regiment Association and Hornsey Cadets followed by an 11am service at St Mary with St George Church, corner of Cranley Gardens and Park Road.
? 3pm St Saviours Court, Alexandra Park Road, N22.