Posted on 5th July 2019
On 4 August 2018 churches across the country came together to start one hundred days of prayer, peace and reconciliation.
One hundred years earlier on Sunday, 4 August 1918, the fourth anniversary of the declaration of war, King George V and Queen Mary joined members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords for a special service at the Church of Saint Margaret, Westminster. The King had asked that 4 August 1918 should be observed as a National Day of Prayer.
100 days later on 11th November the war ended.
Contributors to the 100 Days of Peace and Hope include members and staff from the Church of England, the Methodist Church, the United Reformed Church, the Armed Forces Christian Union, Bible Society, the Evangelical Alliance, the HOPE leadership team, Sports Chaplaincy UK, Christian Vision for Men, the World Prayer Centre, the Anglican Communion Office, the Peace Alliance and other chaplaincies and Christian ministries.
In support of the campaign Hitchin Quakers have added, a dove to their peace garden.