A Burial Service for An Unknown Soldier of the Great War - Zonnebeke - 04/07/2018
On July, 4 2018, there was a Burial Service for an Unknown Soldier of the Great War at Buttes New British Cemetery. The Service was conducted by the Reverend Andrew J Earl CF Senior Chaplain HQ NW



The Flag carriers were present as the bugler also.
A group of tourists decided to attend the Service



Call to Worship and Bidding Prayer by the Reverend


Reading Revelation Chapter 21 v1-7 (NIV)


Then I saw "a new heaven and a new earth," for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.
And I hera a loud voice from the throne saying, "Look! God's dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 'He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will no more death' or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true." He said to me: "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children.



The Exhortation

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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

The Last Post, silence and Reveille





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Kohima Epitaph

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When you go home tell them of us and say:
'For your tomorrow, we gave our today.'

Laying of Wreaths




Prayer follewed  by the Lord's Prayer

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God of love, whose compassion never fails;
We bring before you
The griefs and perils of peoples and nations;
The necessities of the homeless;
The helplessness of the aged and weak;
The sighings of the prisoners;
The pains of the sick and injured;
And the sorrows of the bereaved.
Comfort and relieve them O Merciful Father,
According to their needs;
For the sake of your Son,
Our Saviour Jesus Christ.

The Committal
We have entrusted our brother to Gods mercy
ans we now recommit his remains to the ground
earth tot earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust:
in the sure and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal
life through our Lord Jesus Christ,
who will transform our frail bodies
that they may be conformed to his glorious body,
who died, was buried, and rose again for us.
To him be glory forever.


The Blessing
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May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine on each of your faces
And the rain fall soft upon the fields
And until we meet again may God hold you and all those 
we remember this day in the palm of his hand;
and the blessing of God Almighty,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
be upon you and remain with you always.


Braclet left behind by a visitor



Some of the tourists stayed a little longer for some reflection

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