Twitter Remembrance Service
This project first took place in November 2011. For more details about the event please visit our Media Coverage page.
A transcript of the service itself has been kindly compiled by Bryony Taylor:
A service on Twitter – How does that work then?
Use hashtag #weremember to name loved ones and victims of war, or submit them in advance via email.
Methodist Church Press release: http://methodist.org.uk/index.cfm?fuseaction=opentogod.newsDetail&newsid=542
Tweet Remembrance is an independent project (not affiliated to any other organisation) designed to organise and run two Remembrance Services using the medium of Twitter. The project aims to bring a traditional Remembrance service experience to those who are unable to attend a formal act of remembrance for any reason. It is run entirely by volunteers and aims to raise both awareness and funds for Royal British Legion, Peace Pledge Union and other similar organisations.
The service is intended to be ecumenical and all people of any faith, or no faith, are welcome to take part.
The services will feature the usual elements of a Remembrance service:
- Names of those who gave their lives.
- A two minute silence (i.e. no Tweeting)
- The last post
- Contributions from veterans and relatives of veterans.
However, there will be a few modern touches:
- Music will be provided by YouTube
- Contributors can post content in advance (so that they are still able to attend their local remembrance service)
- And, of course, our congregation will be spread across the UK and the World!
If you require further details, please email the above address.