At 11am on 11 November 1918 the First World War finally came to an end. When news of the Armistice reached New Zealand it was met with widespread thanksgiving, celebration and a lot of noise. We fixed the bell rope so that we can join the 'Roaring Chorus' with thousands of others in Aotearoa and other parts of the world.
Armistice Day Service photographs here.
Radio NZ Interview with Rev'd Jacynthia Murphy here
Read what St Martin @ St Chads did with their bell here.
Bishop Averill's son, Leslie's heroic act in 1918 - here.
Find out more about Armistice Day - Roaring Chorus here.
Almighty God, you called Martin from the armies of this world to be a faithful soldier of Christ, and led your servant Chad to be an evangelist and bishop of the fledgling English Church. Give us grace to imitate their lives of love by walking humbly, prayerfully, generously, and courageously with you, that we may truly commend to others the faith which we ourselves profess; through Jesus Christ you Son, our Saviour. Amen.