We held our Remembrance Sunday service as part of our usual 9.30am Sunday worship. There was a good turnout of over 20 in the congregation. The service was led by Rev George Wilson, to whom we are, as ever, so grateful for his time and commitment. Andrew Sykes read out the names of the fallen from the two world wars, and laid our wreath at the war memorial in church.
Just before 11.00am we rang the church bell and played Nimrod over a sound system by the front porch of the church. Perhaps there was a breakdown in communication, but the turnout was disappointing, especially in view of the tremendous community response last year. At 11.00am we listened to the Last Post and observed the two minutes’ silence. After the Reveille we played the hymn ‘I Vow to Thee, My Country’ [the tune ‘Thaxted’ by Gustav Holst and the words by Sir Cecil Spring Rice] and many sang along with the recording. A new wreath was laid on the War Grave situated just close by the church’s front door.