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The Churches of St Austin's, Wakefield, Est. 1828 & English Martyrs, Wakefield, Est. 1932

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Remembering our Dead and War Dead


Friday 2 November at 7 30 pm

Solemn Requiem Mass for the feast of All Souls in St Austin’s Catholic Church


Saturday 3 November at 7 30 pm

St Austin’s Players will give a concert in St Austin’s Theatre “We Will Remember Them” which will pay tribute to all those who have died in conflict with special emphasis on the 84 soldiers from St Austin’s Parish who died in the Great War.  Tickets cost £10 and include a pie and pea supper.  Watch out for flyer.


Sunday 4 November at 2 pm

The Rosary will be said and hymns sung in the old part of Sugar Lane Cemetery to remember those from our parish who have died this year and all those from our community who have gone before us.


Wednesday 7 November at 7 pm

The Film Club will show “Journey’s End” a 2017 a realistic film which shows how innocence was lost and courage found in the trenches of the Great War.  This will take place in St Austin’s Parish Centre – no charge but donations welcome.


Saturday 10 November at 7 30 pm

“Lest We Forget”  a commemorative service for those who died in the Great War with special emphasis on the lives of the 84 from this parish who died and are commemorated on the War Memorial, how it affected our community and how it affected those who were left to grieve.  We will also hear something about the lives of those who came home.  Music will be provided by St Austin’s Choir who will sing Faure’s Requiem, with John Cuttell on the organ, and the Opel String Quartet.  The Mayor and Mayoress, Mary Creagh, MP, the Rt Revd Marcus Stock, Bishop of Leeds, the Rt Revd Tony Robinson, Bishop of Wakefield and Professor Christine Hallett are our special guests.  Everybody is warmly welcome to this service which will have a strong local emphasis.


Sunday 11 November at 11 am

Requiem Mass, rededication of restored War Memorial and laying of wreath