Bells for Peace

Did you know that there are 67 countries in the world where peace does not reign? Most do not make it on to the news, yet the suffering there is just as real. To highlight this, one of the bells at St Mary’s Redbourn is going to be rung 67 times just before 11am each day from today, Monday 7th November until Saturday 12th November: each chime representing one such country.

Each chime is a prayer to end all wars. We invite you all to join us either online or at the church at this time – a video of the 67 chimes will be posted on our Facebook page each day.

On Remembrance Sunday 13th November 2016, at 11am the bells will fall silent in tribute not just to our own fallen, but also to all the fallen in these countries.

We pray for:

Algeria

Burundi

Angola

Central African republic

Chad

Cameroon

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Djibouti

Egypt

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Ivory Coast

Kenya

Libya

Mali

Mauritania

Nigeria

Mozambique

Puntland

Republic of the Congo

Rwanda

Senegal

Somalia

Somaliland

South Sudan

Sudan

Tunisia

Uganda

Western Sahara

Afghanistan

Bangladesh

Burma

China

India

Indonesia

Kazakhstan

North and South Korea

Peru

Kyrgyzstan

Nepal

Pakistan

Philippines

Sri Lanka

Tajikistan

Thailand

Uzbekistan

France

Georgia

Greece

Italy

Nagorno-Karabakh

Northern Ireland

Russia

Spain

Turkey

Ukraine

Iran

Iraq

Israel / Palestine

Lebanon

Saudi Arabia

Syria

Yemen

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Ecuador

Mexico

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