Saturday 6 January 2018

Special Day of Prayer

Sunday 6th January 1918

His Majesty King George V has declared today a Special Day of Prayer. His proclamation on the subject of the war has been read from every pulpit at services throughout the land. The same applies to His Majesty’s Forces. The adjutant of 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, for example, currently in northern Italy mentioned yesterday that a combined service was being held for all Anglicans and nonconformists to allow the proclamation to be read. Presumably Roman Catholics have been to mass in the church nearest the camp, the service being in Latin there would have been no language barrier.

Source: X550/2/5

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