The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.
Sir Edward Grey, Foreign Secretary, uttered these words on the eve of Britain officially entered the First World War.
Old St Paul’s Church will be open all day today for anyone who wants to pray or reflect on this anniversary. At 10.30, the service of Compline will be said in the Memorial Chapel as a mark of respect for those who gave their lives in the conflict, particularly those who were members of the congregation.
The church will be also joining in the nation-wide Lights Out campaign, and candles will be extinguished in the church at 11pm, to mark the time that war was declared on 4 August 1914.
Please join us in person or in spirit at this time.