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Belfast Northern Ireland Stake hosts annual Remembrance Service

On Sunday 13th November 2022, the Belfast Stake held their annual Stake Remembrance Service in Holywood Road chapel Belfast. The presiding authority was Area Seventy, Elder Martin Turvey.

The Stake Remembrance Service began a number of years ago as an event to primarily remember those members from the Belfast Stake who have been lost in conflict. Traditionally each Remembrance Sunday is also the beginning of UK Interfaith week, and the Stake has incorporated this into their remembrance service by inviting local dignitaries, including MPs, local government officials, community leaders and those from other faiths and traditions.

This year was the return to a fully inclusive service since the covid pandemic. Jim Shannon MP, the High Sheriff of Belfast - Councillor John Hussey, Councillor Sonia Copeland and Superintendent Ian Magee of the PSNI all attended, along with members of the executive committee of the Northern Ireland Forum. The last post was played, and a piper played three laments, including Amazing Grace. The Stake President, President Ben Noble gave opening remarks. Following a number of musical items, Superintendent Magee said a few words. Elder Turvey then concluded the evening.

Bishop White gave those from the Northern Ireland Interfaith Forum a guided tour of the church building, including the Family History Centre. Members, friends and family were all grateful for the spirit of remembrance, gratitude and fellowship that was present during the evening.

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