WW1 Centenary Events at Winchester Cathedral

August 3, 2018

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More information and tickets for the top three events coming soon. 

All are welcome to join us for a series of commemorative events and services to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

MONDAY 5 NOVEMBER , 7.30PM
HAYDN – SEVEN LAST WORDS
Music and readings to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War, featuring young people from various schools in Winchester.

WEDNESDAY 7 NOVEMBER , 7.15PM
WAR HORSE
A special screening of War Horse in the magnificent Nave of Winchester Cathedral. Directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay written by Lee Hall and Richard Curtis, based on Michael Morpurgo’s 1982 novel War Horse.

WEDNESDAY 7 NOVEMBER, 2.30PM, PAUL WOODHOUSE SUITE
‘THE MIRACLE FLOWER’ – FROM FLANDERS TO THE TOWER – JEREMY PRESCOTT
From the iconic poem “In Flanders Fields” to the 2014 “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” at the Tower of London, Jeremy will look at the role the poppy has played in remembrance, the controversies surrounding it and how remembrance may be conducted in the future. Tickets £8 for Friends and £10 for non-friends.

THURSDAY 8 NOVEMBER , 7.15PM
BROUGH SCOTT – ‘ THE AMAZING STORY OF A REAL WAR HORSE’
John Brough Scott, MBE, is a British horse racing journalist, radio and TV presenter and former jockey. He is also the grandson and biographer of the noted First World War soldier ‘Galloper Jack’ Seely. This special talk will focus on the story of ‘Warrior’, bred by Jack Seely on the Isle of Wight, taken by him to France in August 1914 and ridden by Jack throughout the war.

FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER , 5.30PM
EVENSONG AND VIGIL TO COMMEMORATE THE CENTENARY OF THE END OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR

SUNDAY 11 NOVEMBER
REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY SERVICES
Special services to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War, including a Remembrance Sunday Service at 10.00am followed by Sung Eucharist at 11.30am.

First World War – In my End is my beginning: Tour and Cream Tea

As the commemorations for the centenary of the First World War draw to a close, we revisit all the places we have seen since 2014 – taking you down into the Crypt, along the Nave and up onto the roof. Music and poetry will be included. The tour lasts one and a half hours with cream tea afterwards. Be prepared – 129 steps to climb!

Tickets: £12.50 + Booking Fee Includes cream tea taken in the Cathedral Refectory after the tour.

27 July 10.00am
31 August, 2.00pm
28 September, 2.00pm
26 October, 2.00pm
9 November 2.00pm

Bill Wilson

2018 marks the centenary of the end of the First World War, and also of the visit of a certain Bill Wilson to Winchester Cathedral.  A young officer sent from America to fight in the trenches, Bill survived the war and went on to write one of the world’s best-selling books – the “Big Book” of Alcoholics Anonymous.  And on the first page he recounted the story of his wartime visit to the cathedral.  Today people from all over the world make the trip to see the grave of Thomas Thetcher which so inspired him.

Find out more about Bill Wilson and his Visit to Winchester Cathedral here.