Remembrance 2014Published: Monday 10 November 2014 09:34:AM
Author: Linda Dutton email@example.com
On Sunday 9th November as we arrived at church we were greeted by poppies that had been ‘planted’ up the sides of the steps and the pathway into church. These poppies had been made by the children in school and really set the scene for what was to come.
As we entered church we were greeted with a spectacular scene that had been created by the Church Flower Group with the help of others. George Billington had made a large wooden cross that was decorated with barbed wire and poppies which had been made by Carole Sweet and the Crafty Coffee Ladies. The poppy trail led us to the font where the display was of white lilies and candles, hands of peace and ‘A Soldier’s Prayer’.
The windows were decorated with war time memorabilia kindly loaned by many members of St Mary’s.
All in all a very thought provoking scene followed by a moving service which culminated with the laying of wreaths at the war memorial with two minutes silence.
A short Act of Remembrance will take place at the war memorial on Tuesday 11th November at 11.45am. Please join us if you can and also take the opportunity to look in church at the splendid displays.