WW1

Bible resources for your First World War centenary events

During the First World War we gave out 43 million items of scripture to soldiers in the UK and abroad. To help people reflect on the centenary of WW1, we have developed the following resources for churches and schools:

A replica edition of our 1914 Active Service John’s Gospel for use in schools, church services and civic events. Order the Gospel here

A Remembrance Day prayer card, available to order here. There is also a Remembrance Day video resource for use during the two minutes silence - watch on YouTube or download from Vimeo

Christmas resource Silent Night to tell the unique story of the Christmas truce. Currently available to pre-order

WW1 film resources for use in churches and youth groups, or for individual reflection. Watch the videos on YouTube

Background information on the WW1 Gospels and ideas on how to use them in your church. Download our information pack here

Scripture Union have created lesson plans and ideas for teachers, to accompany the gospel. Download the plans here

Youth For Christ have developed lession plans for teenagers that explore the big questions surrounding the First World War, such as the cost of war and sacrifice Download them from the YFC website

Further digital resources, service ideas and liturgy to accompany the Active Service Gospel will be available to download soon.