NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Commemorative Service honouring New Zealand's fallen Chaplains

A special church service to commemorate the fallen New Zealand Chaplains to the Forces by those who follow in their footsteps. At Wellington's Cathedral of St Paul on 28 August 2015.

A Kiwi Chaplian administers Holy Communion in a field service near Messines Ridge during the First World War

On the 28th August 1915 New Zealand lost our first Chaplain to the Forces when CHAP3 (Major (E) William Grant was killed in action at Hill 60, Gallipoli. CHAP3 Grant exemplified the core values of  his Christian faith as he died serving others.

100 years from the day CHAP3 Grant was KIA the New Zealand Chaplains Directorate (comprised of Chaplains to the Forces serving in the Royal New Zealand Navy, Royal New Zealand Chaplains Department (Army) and The Royal New Zealand Airforce) will meet with distinguished guests, members of the NZDF, Church leaders, family of the fallen, members of the churches chaplains served in and the general public to give thanks for the lives of those Chaplains who were KIA or DOW.

The service will be held at 2pm in Wellington's Cathedral of St Paul, 45 Molesworth Street, Thorndon 6011.

All are welcome to share in this special service. For more information please contact CHAP4 Zane ELLIOTT, RNZChD on the email address listed below.

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Presbyterian Chaplians in France, October 1918
CHAP3 William Grant, KIA, Hill 60, 28th August 1915
This activity is being worked on from
2014
 to 
29th August 2015
Date added: 25 February 2015 | Last updated: 31 August 2015
| Contact:
CHAP4 Zane Elliott
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