11th November 2021 — The Headmaster, Andrew Johnson, Head Boy, Rhodri Darwent, Head Girl, Milica Kostic, and Head of the Combined Cadet Force, Benjamin Ziprin, laid wreaths before the altar.
Pie Jesu, from Fauré’s Requiem, was sung by George Majcherczyk-Olczak (Year 9) and the Last Post was played by Lydia Ramsden (Year 9).
Twenty-one St Benedict's alumni died in the First World War and forty-seven were killed in the Second World War.
Dom Alexander Bevan, OSB, said: "Today is a day to remember wars in the past and wars in the present. A day for us to remember that in our world – in our everyday lives – there is sometimes a need to fight for peace and justice, and ALWAYS the need to pray for, and live for peace and justice. A day to learn lessons from human cruelty and lessons from human goodness and self sacrifice, A day to pray for those who suffer today because of war. A day to pray for those many millions who have died in war; the good; the bad; the innocent; the guilty; the cruel; the kind: every single one of them children of God and our brothers and sisters."