Thursday 8 February 2024 – Ieper: Dr Tim Godden

1 April 2024

Thursday 8 February 2024 – Ieper: Dr Tim Godden (artist and Honorary Fellow, University of Kent), Under an English Heaven: Ideas of England in the entrance ...

Thursday 7 March 2024 – Ieper: Jeremy Gordon-Smith

1 March 2024

Thursday 7 March 2024 – Ieper: Jeremy Gordon-Smith (photographer and descendant of Ivan Bawtree), Photographing the Fallen: Ivan Bawtree and War Graves Phot...

Thursday 22nd February 2024 – Canterbury

1 March 2024

Dr Birger Stichelbaut (University of Ghent) and Simon Verdegem (archaeologist) Missing at the front, 1914-1918: 20 years of archaeological research of mis...

Thursday 21st March 2024 – Canterbury: Lt Col Rob Troubleyn

20 February 2024

Thursday 21st March 2024 – Canterbury: Lt Col Rob Troubleyn (In Flanders Fields Museum): The Belgian War Graves of the First World War.

The rebur...

Lecture- Thursday 18th January- Amy Harrison

17 December 2023

Thursday 18 January 2024 – Ieper: Amy Harrison (PhD student, ‘The light bulb moment when the penny drops’: Pilgrimage and tourism along the Western Fro...

Upcoming Lectures & Tours

17 December 2023

We are delighted to annouce a futher series of Lectures & Tours in collaboration with In Flanders Fields Museum, Ieper and School of History, ...

Lecture in Canterbury- 1st February- Roger Steward

1 December 2023

Roger Steward (Battlefieldguide and independent scholar), Langemark German Cemetery, a place of myth, misconceptions and mistruths

The second lar...

Armistice Day 2023- Sermon Delivered by Revd Canon Stephen Murray

25 November 2023

Ukraine, Israel, and Palestine... these get the headlines, but don’t forget about North Korea, Syria, Iran, India and Pakistan, the DRC. The point is, th...

Lecture in Canterbury- Thursday 7th December

1 November 2023

Thursday 7 December 2023 – Canterbury: Margot Melsens (In Flanders Fields Museum), Hauling Bodies: exhuming and concentrating the war dead in Belgium.

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Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC)

25 April 2023

We are reminded today of the sacrifice made by these men from the other side of the world who left all that was dear to them to serve on the Western Fro...

Early Pilgrims

30 June 2022

As someone who is currently researching Ypres as a memory site; as a place of competing narratives about the war and its meaning where each combatant natio...

Advent

2 December 2020

Advent is a season of expectation as the Church prepares to celebrate the coming (adventus) of Christ among us and also looks ahead to His second coming at...

Poppy Cascade- 2018 & 2019- Post Script

25 November 2020

Many will remember the Poppy Cascade in situ for Armistice 2018 & 2019. John Arnold has shared the following update with Emma Crofton about what has ha...

From 1st July- Limited public attendance resumes at the Last Post ceremony

2 July 2020

In recent months, the Last Post Association has done everything possible to ensure the continuity of the daily Last Post ceremony. Now that the corona regu...

Last Post during COVID-19 Lockdown

24 March 2020

The Last Post Association has been kind enough to share this footage of the Last Post being sounded under current restrictions. It is particularly moving b...

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19

18 March 2020

With the developing nature of the global pandemic and to adhere to local regulations, St George's will remain closed until further notice. Services that ha...

Poppy Cascade

4 November 2019

Our wonderful Poppy Cascade is back- with a special reference to our 90th anniversary. It will be on display from now until just after Armistice Day.

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Our 90th Commemoration of the Opening of the Church & School

1 April 2019

St George's Memorial Church and the Eton Memorial School was dedicated by the Rt Reverend Lord Bishop of Fulham on 24th March 1919. The 90th anniversary of...

Dedication of the Royal Artillery Stad Ieper Standard- Tuesday 4th December

6 February 2019

The Stad Ieper Standard is the gift of the British Royal Regiment of Artillery through its Association to the People of Belgium, in thanks for their Rememb...

Mission Accomplished- Job Done

3 November 2018

The Poppy Cascade is now complete and has been blessed by the Area Dean, Rev Stephen Murray, assisted by Rev Philip Edell.

It has only bee...

The Poppy Cascade- Update- 13500 and still counting!

15 October 2018

There has been an amazing response to my appeal for people to make me a

poppy with which to decorate St George's Memorial Church, Ypres. To date th...

Armistice Day- Centenary Poppy Display

23 July 2018

INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING POPPIES

Poppies should be made in red yarn by knitting or crocheting; or cut out of red felt using the template. The felt...

There But Not There

4 May 2018

In 2018 a variety of creative projects have been launched to mark the centenary of the Armistice. One such project is the “There But Not There” campaig...

An Episcopal Visit to St George's Memorial Church

4 May 2018

The ministry of St George’s memorial church is not like that of a typical parish church in the UK. It is a place where remarkable events and encounters t...

The Anglican Faith

1 May 2018

Anglicanism is a modern term, only in common usage from the 19th century: beforehand the term Church of England was used to refer to the English Church esta...

The Rededication of Headstones for Australian Soldiers of the Great War

28 April 2018

On Saturday 21st April I took part in the Rededication of two headstones for two Australian soldiers of the Great War. This took place as part of the cycle...

Session 3: Bellringing Training at St Georges Memorial Church Ypres 4th – 9th April 2018

21 April 2018

St Georges Memorial Church Bellringers Ypres, have just finished their third session of training with the ART team of trainers from the UK led by Clare McA...

Private Thomas Edmundson

17 March 2018

“I ONCE WAS LOST BUT NOW AM FOUND ... AND GRACE WILL LEAD ME HOME” reads the very poignant epitaph on Pte. Edmundson's new headstone.

On Wednes...

Mothering Sunday

12 March 2018

The Doox Book: The story of a mother's love

Last Friday I took part in making an inventory of all the church plate and valuables for the annual rep...

Latest Bellringing Update

24 February 2018

The Bellringing training at St George's church has been moving ahead apace this week. The bellringing instructors have been teaching three groups of ringer...

Christmas Carols

1 December 2017

On 17th December, St George’s Church celebrated its Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. In this service the story of the Nativity was retold through rea...

Armistice Day

18 November 2017

Only Remembered: Armistice and Remembrance at St George’s Church 2017

Fading away like the stars in the morning,
Losing their light in the ...

Bells for St Georges- Dedication

29 October 2017

The Blessing of the Bells service took place on Sunday 22nd October and was attended by 200 people..There was a Procession of Standards led by the Rt Revd ...

The Bells have Arrived

3 September 2017

On the 30th August the vehicles travelled, under their own power, from Tyne Cot Cemetery to the Menin Gate via Hooge Crater Cemetery, Perth Cemetery (China...

Journey of the Bells for St Georges

29 August 2017

The bells spent the weekend at the Great Dorset Steam Fair and got a very good send off to Ypres via a WW1 military escort.

The Essential Bit of Great War Kit

6 July 2017

There is a piece of kit used by all British and French soldiers that defines the Great War in my mind, capturing it in time and space. It delineates it fro...

Bells for St George's Ypres

24 June 2017

Many of you will know about this ongoing project, but as a reminder, an outline of it objectives were as follows:

Installation of a new set of ...