King’s College honours Remembrance Day with a service of Choral Evensong in the Chapel, at 5pm. No sermon. No glorification of war. A simple remembrance in prayer and song, led by the Chaplain and Chapel Choir.
Members of the local Halifax Rifles regiment will read the names of Kingsmen killed in action in WWI and WWII, as well as the Halifax Rifles Fallen in WWII and Canadians killed in action in Afghanistan. The Last Post is played and the Chapel Choir sings Funeral Ikos by John Tavener.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
(Laurence Binyon, 1914)