This weekend millions of people across the UK will be commemorating VE Day 75 years ago. It means something very special to Portsmouth because the war is at the heart of the city’s story. This was a frontline city. So we, as a group of Anglican clergy offer this prayer for all of Portsmouth and for everyone who knows and loves the city for its indomitability and unique character. Pompey really did play up and long may Pompey continue to do so.
From the Act of Commitment for Peace
Lord God our Father,
we pledge ourselves to serve you and all humankind, in the cause of peace,
for the relief of want and suffering,
and for the praise of your name.
Guide us by your Spirit;
give us wisdom;
give us courage;
give us hope;
and keep us faithful now and always.
A podcast from Westminster Abbey for the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
Introduced by the Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle.
Recorded at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior.
Isle of Wight VE Day 75 Year Anniversary Celebrations
Sadly due to the current crisis all public planned events to celebrate the 75th anniversary of V.E Day on the Isle of Wight had to be cancelled, but with the help of The IOW Film Club we are able to bring to you this short video with messages from local Isle of Wight dignitaries and a look back to the celebrations on the Isle of Wight in 1995 for the 50th anniversary.