On Sunday November 11th, 2018, the religion of Spiritualism was officially represented at the National Memorial Service, which takes place annually at the Cenotaph in London's Whitehall. The service, was attended by the Queen, and the Prince of Wales who laid a wreath of poppies on behalf of the British nation. Also present were other members of the Royal Family, the Prime Minister and other political leaders, and leaders of the Commonwealth Nations. Minister David Bruton, President of the SNU, stood close to the Cenotaph alongside other leaders of faith communities. Also officially attending the event was Minister Steven Upton, himself a former member of the Armed Forces.

This was a very poignant day, not least because it marked a hundred years since the end of World War One. It also marked the first time that the religion of Spiritualism has been officially represented at this important national event. It reflected the growing profile of Spiritualism, and has received a very positive response from many Spiritualists who felt that this was an important milestone for their religion to be represented at such a high profile national event.

Spiritualism has deep connections with World War One, which saw the religion grow both during and after. Spiritualists also raised large amounts of money to fund motor ambulances for the front line, as well as uplifting publications to send to soldiers. Many Spiritualists were among those who lost their lives fighting in this conflict. These, and others, are also remembered each July at the SNU Peace Service and Peace Walk at the National Memorial Arboretum.

The event was televised, and can be watched on BBC iPlayer for 29 days after the event.