We were pleased to welcome everyone who attended our Remembrance Sunday service at St Stephen's on 12th. The service was followed by an Act of Remembrance at the war memorial in the village. Wreaths were laid, followed by individual crosses, in remembrance of all those who lived in the village who lost their lives in the service of their country. During the service, John read a poem called 'Taking a Stand' by John Bailey, a vetran of the war in Afghanistan, who wrote the poem after one of his close friends and comrades was killed in action. It was a very moving piece of contemporary poetry that reminded us that war continues to wage through all generations. We continue to pray for peace in our world.
We were delighted to receive the gift of a carved cross and poppy to place in our churchyard. The poppy was made for us by our friend Pete F. and he also made a smaller version for the garden at the war memorial. Our thanks to Pete for this beautiful, handmade natural reminder of those we remember and also the work of the British Legion.
Thank you to Carolyn Wheatley for this photograph taken at the war memorial.