Organisers of Armistice Day on Twitter will post links to hymns and followers will be encouraged to tweet the names of loves ones lost while serving in the Forces. The hashtag #weremember will be used.

Tweeting from @Poppy_Tweet, James Thomas, a music graduate from Cardiff and member of the Methodist Church, said the idea was to include people who would not go to a church.

“I’m aiming to make the service as traditional as possible through text and images,” Thomas told the BBC.

A sermon written by the Reverend Joanne Cox – who ministers at Westminster Central Methodist Hall in London – will also be included in the Twitter service.

“Short sentences can help people connect to the bigger spiritual themes of life,” Cox said.

Millions of people across the UK will remember Armistice Day today with two minutes silence, beginning at 11am.

The tribute marks the moment when guns fell silent on the western front at the end of World War I in November 1918.

A remembrance ceremony will take place at the Cenotaph in London’s Whitehall, but the main event at the Cenotaph – the National Service of Remembrance – will take place on Sunday.