Bishop Rachel invited some of the members of St Kyneburga to join her for a virtual tea party over Zoom to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Over tea, people shared memories of VE Day in 1945. This is the 2nd podcast episode of our ongoing series.
Discussing the crucial role of light, peace and hope in a place of darkness, Bishop Rachel asks questions about the extraordinary experiences people had around the time of the end of the Second World War.
One participant comments, “… in the war you were always with other people, whereas now you can’t be. It’s the one thing you want, and you can’t be with anybody else. That, I think, is much harder than facing any kind of danger with people, with friends, comrades.”
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The Company of St Kyneburga: The Company is named after Kyneburga, co-foundress and abbess in the eighth century of the first religious community at what is now Gloucester Cathedral. Membership of the Company of Saint Kyneburga recognises and honours service to the Diocese, usually over a very long period of time.