Bells of Peace Ceremony
A Gathering at the Church of St Paul
Sunday, November 11, 2018
About twenty people gathered to participate in the Bells of Peace Initiative of the Royal Canadian Legion. Organized by Glenn Andrews, individuals took turns “ringing” the bell in front of the Church of St Paul as a recognition of the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War I.
Bells call us to wake, to pray, to work, to arms, to feast, and, in times of crisis, to come together. “On November 11, 1918, the ringing of church bells erupted spontaneously across the country, as an outpouring of relief that four years of war had come to an end.” (BBC news). The Bells of Peace initiative is designed to emulate that moment of remembrance in honour of our veterans who served in WWI.