Great St. Mary’s service had to be held online last year due to the pandemicIan Taylor/UNSPLASH

Cambridge is set to host many events for Remembrance Sunday, to remember those who lost their lives in conflict.

Great St. Mary’s, the University Church, will host the annual Remembrance Day service this Sunday (14/11), starting at 11:00 am.

The service will be held in person, after last year’s event was hosted online due to the pandemic.

Lucy Lewis, the University Marshall and the British army’s first female bomb disposal officer, will be preaching at the service.

Vice-Chancellor Stephen Toope and Deputy Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Sir James Paice, will be attending to represent the Queen.

St John’s, Jesus, Girton and Trinity colleges will be amongst those holding special services this Sunday to commemorate Remembrance Day.

Local towns in Cambridgeshire will also be holding their own events to mark the occasion, with parades taking place in Whittlesey, March and Wisbech.

On Thursday (11/11), a new memorial was unveiled in Chatteris, in memory of seven RAF aircrew who crashed in the town.

The Reverend Canon Adrian Daffern said that by remembering the sacrifices made by those who fought in the past, we can learn to overcome the challenges of “modern society”, such as climate change and the pandemic.

Daffern commented: “The annual opportunity for remembering those who fought very different battles, for their country and the freedoms we enjoy, matters as much as ever.

“In honouring them for what they gave in their day, we can learn lessons for living more wisely in our own.”