On Active Service from St. Andrew's Church

St. Andrew's Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia prepared this prayer pamphlet in order to commemorate those members of the church who died on active service, or went missing in action. Inside the pamphlet, worshippers also found the names of all fellow church members still serving in the Canadian Armed Forces, or recently retired from service.

This is just one example among many of the efforts made by religious communities around Canada to memorialize those who, for the sake of victory, sacrificed much. It also speaks to the pervasiveness of faith and religion in society at the time, and of the importance it had for those serving as well as for those at home. 

St. Andrew’s Church, A Prayer for those On Active Service (Halifax, Nova Scotia: St. Andrew’s Church, February 1945).

Pamphlet. 12cm x 21.4cm.
Ley and Lois Smith War, Memory and Popular Culture Research Collection - The University of Western Ontario - London, Ontario
Second World War