20 August 2015

New Guinea Martyrs Day – 2 Sept 2015

During the Second World War, twelve Anglicans in Papua New Guinea were martyred for their faith by the invading Japanese forces. The dead were missionaries, teachers, medical workers, evangelists, tradesmen and priests.

Lilla Lashmar, teacher, was a South Australian and attended the Anglican church of St Cuthbert, Prospect. She was beheaded on Buna Beach in 1942 with Margery Brenchley, a nursing sister, John Duffill, a builder/carpenter and Vivian Redlich, a priest.

Service of remembrance
When: 2 September 2015 at 6pm. Followed by a shared supper
Where: St Cuthbert's Church, cnr Prospect Rd and Ballville St, Prospect
Clergy: Bishop Chris McLeod (celebrant) and Fr Steve Daughtry (preacher)

Lilla Lashmar, Martyr. Photo from archives
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