Vicar bans Onward Christian Soldiers hymn from Remembrance Sunday service in case it offends non-Christians

A vicar has banned the rousing Onward Christian Soldiers hymn from a Remembrance Sunday service ‘in case it offends non-Christians’.

Furious members of a Royal British Legion club are now planning to boycott the service at St Peter’s Church in Oadby, Leicestershire after the Reverend Steve Bailey banned the hymn.

Participants march into the church to the traditional hymn at the end of the service every year.