Searchable Memorial Inventory
We have created a searchable inventory for all memorials in the Church which allows you to search for a particular memorial, it's best viewed on desktop.
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The memorials to the fallen in St Georges form an integral part of the uniqueness of this special church, be they the stained glass windows, kneelers, brass plaques, or the regimental standards. Each one conveys a story; an individual, lovingly errected by the family left behind, a mark of respect from an old school, or lasting legacy from a historic regiment. It is difficult to find a regiment NOT represented here and walking through the memorials offers a view into a past; names from a distant past that have been amalgamated into new units but evoke memories of that time as well as the dedicated men and women who served their country so gallantly.
It was the intention of the founders of our Church that we should provide an ongoing ministry of the remembrance of the fallen and pastoral care to their families. Many visitors come to St George’s church especially to see a particular plaque or memorial so that they can quietly reflect or say prayers, lay a wreath or take part in a special service of dedication or remembrance
Many school which have Rolls of Honour for their pupils who fell in the Great War in their school chapels also want to place a plaque here in Ypres where they are buried in the war cemeteries. The school plaques often display the school crest and the school motto. They often record the number of pupils who fell during the conflicts – sometimes a terribly high percentage of a single generation of young men. And they express a determination to honour and remember them. St George’s church regularly holds services of dedication and remembrance for visiting school groups who come to tour the battlefields of Ypres.
We are often asked the question: How can I commission a new school memorial plaque for St George’s church ?
Organisations must have had members who served in the Ypres Salient or the Somme in World War One.
The text of the inscription must be reverent and in keeping with the tradition of St George’s Memorial church.
The inscription must be approved by the Church Council.