The Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, Rt Rev Ken Good, and his wife, Mary, have visited exhibitions in two Londonderry churches - Glendermott Parish Church and St Canice's, Faughanvale (see separate report) - marking the 100th anniversary of the November 1918 armistice, which heralded the end of hostilities in the First World War.
It’s estimated that more than eight million soldiers and 12 million civilians died in the conflict, including almost 900,000 British and Commonwealth troops.
The Parish of Glendermott & Newbuildings organised a four-day long exhibition called ‘Thank you for the Sacrifice’, which ends in Glendermott Parish Church on the afternoon of Sunday 11th November. Hundreds of visitors have already streamed into the church to see a wide variety of exhibits, including First World War memorabilia and floral art displays. Among the most stunning is a 'fountain' of poppies - made by ladies from the parish - containing 1,450 individual flowers.
Glendermott Church will hold a Remembrance Service on Sunday morning at 11.30am.