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Acknowledging the presence of the past

James Steven looks at issues that arise in compiling centenary services locally

THERE is no shortage of information on the centenary of the First World War. A browse of websites reveals a busy calendar of events. Resources for churches are similarly plentiful, ranging from the Liturgical Commission's online resource pack to material from the Quakers.

Planning a liturgy to mark the centenary, however, presents dilemmas that are not resolved by accumulating ideas. We need first to ask what we expect the liturgy to do.

In formulating a response, I am ...

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