On 14th November, a Liturgy for Remembrance Sunday was held in in Christ Church, Rushbrooke, Cobh. Various veterans’ groups were in attendance with standards, including the Cobh Branch of ONE, the Royal British Legion, the Military Police Association, the Royal Naval Association, and the Royal Air Force Association. Mr Mick McCarthy, Branch President of Cobh ONE, laid the wreath at the church’s war memorial as a part of the service.
The Rector of Cobh and Glanmire Union of Parishes, the Revd Paul Arbuthnot, officiated at the service, and commented:
Remembrance Sunday is a poignant day in Cobh with the historic links that this parish has with the Royal Navy. We gathered to mourn those who perished in conflict and to commend them to the mercy and protection of God. We give thanks to God for their lives and acts of self sacrifice in the hope of a better tomorrow. We also pray for peace and understanding among all people so that such war may never happen again.