A special service would still be regarded as an Act Of Worship, so the licences that a church holds to cover words/music reproduction for their regular worship services would provide the same permissions in this context. Neither a PRS for Music nor a PPL Church Licence would be required for any music played or performed.
If a church wishes to use any artistic works not covered by their licences, such as a poem or photographs, we recommend contacting the owner of that work to request permission to use it. Churches with a Church Video Licence (CVL) from CCLI can show a film scene provided the film studio and/or distributor is included on the authorised producers list.
Should you have any queries or concerns about the use of copyright material during a special service of remembrance, please contact us on 01323 436100 or email: email@example.com.
For a list of hymns, songs and music for services of remembrance can be found on the RSCM website
The Bible Society also publishes a number of resources for WW1 commemoration