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Different faiths are united for Holocaust Memorial Day service in King’s Lynn

Holocaust Memorial day at King's Lynn Town Hall
Pupils from St Martha's School

Holocaust Memorial day at King's Lynn Town Hall Pupils from St Martha's School

Hundreds of people attended a Holocaust memorial service at Lynn town hall on Sunday.

Representatives from the local Jewish, Muslim and Christian communities took part in the service which was led by Canon Christopher Ivory and attended by Nick Daubney, Leader of the West Norfolk Council, and Borough Mayor Elizabeth Watson, along with around 200 others.

Pupils from St Martha’s Catholic Primary School, Gaywood, sang Let There Be Love Shared Among Us and there were readings from the Soroptimists and representatives of the King’s Lynn Area Resettlement Support (KLARS).

Aidan McGovern, Headteacher at St Martha’s, said: “As a faith school it is important that the children demonstrate their faith and that collectiveness of all faiths working together for the same purpose. It is important to us that we live our faith and demonstrate our faith, so taking part in these sort of activities is really important to the children and they enjoy it.”

The aim of the service was to remember the atrocities of the Holocaust and more recent genocides, stand against persecution and celebrate 
the resilience of the human spirit.

Mrs Watson said: “Holocaust Memorial Day is a great opportunity to demonstrate to local people of all faiths that we stand united in our condemnation of the atrocities which have taken place in the past and to highlight the need for tolerance and understanding in future generations.”

 

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