A special Drumhead Service in front of Worthing Town Hall at 11.00 am on Sunday August 3rd will commemorate the 100 years since the commencement of hostilities in World War One (WW1).
The Revd David Farrant, Chaplain to the Worthing Combined Ex Service’s Association (CESA) and Revd Andrew Fadoju, Chaplain to the Mayor of Worthing will conduct the service.
In attendance will be Worthing Mayor Vic Walker, Deputy Lieutenants for West Sussex, Worthing Councillors, Honorary Aldermen, Youth Councillors and Officers as well as the Police, Fire Service, Army, Sea and Air Cadets and the Worthing Combined Ex-Services Association Veterans and Standard Bearers.
This Service follows the format of the Solemn Commemoration on the Centenary of the Outbreak of the First World War to be held in Westminster Abbey on Monday August 4th 2014.
The public are requested to be there by 10.45am as it is anticipated that the Commemorative Service will be very popular. Complimentary refreshments will kindly be provided afterwards by The Worthing Tabernacle in Chapel Road.
Major Tom Wye, Vice President of CESA, said: “It is so important that the terrible lessons learned during the carnage of the Great War are never forgotten. It is equally important that the tremendous sacrifice made by the residents of Worthing is properly commemorated. I look forward to seeing a really great turnout from our town and surrounding areas.“
On the same day at 1.00 pm Worthing Mayor Vic Walker unveils a stained glass window installed on Worthing Pier, commemorating Worthing’s war dead from the Great War. This window has been commissioned and sponsored by Paul Holden owner of the Worthing Journal.
Students from Worthing Davison C of E High School for Girls have also created their own WW1 Project which will be displayed in the Worthing Town Hall foyer from Monday July 28th to Friday August 1st. Please pop in and take a look at their artwork.
All events are open to the public.