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Monthly column on hymns and songs

Remember, remember . . .

But not so much the 5th as the 11th of this month; or the day after, since this year Sunday is the 12th. If your church observes it at all, what will you be singing?

Christopher Idle

It is a big 'if'. Not long ago, Remembrance Sunday, let alone Armistice Day on the 11th itself, had all but faded out for many people. For a mixture of reasons, none particularly Christian, that trend has now been halted or reversed. It is in the villages of our countryside that it has been kept most fervently, not least because the names on the War Memorials are the same as those in the school.