The Trustees of the The Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel are pleased to announce that the building will be re-opened for public visitors from Monday 20th September 2021. It would be helpful if visitors could telephone 01189 842101 (in office hours) to pre-arrange their visit. Daily opening hours will return to normal: 0900-1700
The Annual Service marking the 40th Anniversary of the conflict will be taking place on Sunday 12th June 2022 at 12:00.
You can re-view both our 2020 and 2021 Annual Services here:
Important information for families: please see the Notices page for further details.
The Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel at Pangbourne College stands as a permanent and ‘living’ memorial to commemorate the lives and sacrifice of all those who died in the South Atlantic in 1982 and the courage of the thousands of Servicemen and women who served with them to protect the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands.
Virtual Annual Service 2021 (Sunday 13th June at 12.00)
The Virtual 2021 Annual Service of Remembrance in the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel is now available to view on the Pangbourne College Youtube channel at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5TR6mNqr_A.
You can download the Order of Service at the following link: Order of Service 2021. The virtual recording includes hymns (with on-screen words) for viewers to join in at home.
The recording will remain accessible for a period of weeks after 13th June for anyone who missed it or would like to re-visit.
Individuals and group organisers are invited to submit photographs of their own permitted gatherings for the virtual service with the opportunity of being included in the 2022 newsletter. Images can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
When the thunder of the guns was finally stilled in and around the Falkland Islands on 14th June 1982, 258 families were left to count the terrible cost. They had lost sons, fathers and husbands in the fierce actions fought at sea, on land, and in the air.
More than half the British casualties died at sea; the majority under fierce enemy attack which sank five ships and damaged eight more, some severely. Most of those killed have no grave but the sea. Others died in the fighting on land; many on dark hillsides in night battles. Yet more were killed while flying over land and sea.
The Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel, located in the south of England, has been built in their memory.
Let them never be forgotten.
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