Faith in British Sunday Schools During the First World War
GUEST SPEAKER…DR CAITRIONA McCARTNEY
at HASLINGFIELD METHODIST CHURCH*
A FAITH TO LIVE BY SERVICE AND TALK, SUNDAY 11TH NOVEMBER 2018 AT 6.00pm
100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE END OF WW1 The First World War has been portrayed as the war that ‘killed’ God. An examination of letters, articles, and documents written by those who lived through the conflict tell a very different story. Many of those who served on the fighting front turned to the faith that had been primarily formed at Sunday school. It was this faith that comforted and guided many of those serving in the most difficult of circumstances. This presentation aims to explore how Sunday schools shaped the faith of those fighting and gave them ‘a faith to live by’. Caitriona is a historian of childhood, war, and religion. She recently gained her PhD at the University of Durham under the supervision of Canon Professor Michael Snape entitled ‘British Sunday Schools in the Era of the First World War: 19001939’. She also completed her BA(Hons) in War Studies and MA in the History of Warfare at the University of Birmingham.
Short time of worship, presentation, refreshments & discussion.
*Haslingfield Methodist Church, High Street, Haslingfield, Cambridge, CB23 1JW www.haslingfieldmethodistchurch.org.uk