The custodians of a war memorial have had it re-dedicated to mark 100 years since the beginning of The First World War .

St Barnabas is the parish church in the Pitshanger part of Ealing and forms part of the historic Brentham Estate. 

The church worked with the Pitshanger Community Association, the Brentham Society, the Cleveland ward forum and the council’s street contractors Murrills, to organise the full refurbishment of the local war memorial on the corner of Pitshanger Lane and Denison Road, in time for the centenary .

Yesterday morning, August 3, in the presence of Steve Pound MP for Ealing North, Dr Rupa Huq Labour parliamentary candidate for Ealing Central and Acton, several local councillors and over one hundred parishioners and community members, the church re-dedicated the war memorial during a moving and poignant service. 

The congregation gathered outside, and the choir sang the haunting Oculi Omnium as the vicar Justin Dodd censed the memorial in memory of the Men and Women who have given their lives for others in all wars.

As well as remembering those who fell in the Great War, prayers were said for all those currently living in conflict zones. @barnabites