Wreaths Laid Remembrance Sunday 8 November
Wreaths were laid by our Mayor Cllr. Christine Howley, Royal British Legion (Colin Britt) and our Church Warden Carol Gooch. Also present were Chair of RBL Richard Balding and RBL Standard Bearer Mike, Rev Simon Mason and Church Wardens Roger Beard BEM carrying the cross.
Other members of the RBL and representatives of Newent organisations attended following on from the Act of Remembrance to lay wreaths.
Links for the service
Last Post, 2 Minutes Silence, Reveille
Consider your Poppy…
You may wish to take hold of your poppy or consider it in your mind’s eye
“Poppies are bright and cheerful flowers: give thanks to God for the lives of those who have died in war, remembering all the joy they brought to families and friends, and all the good things they did for their home and their country.
Then look at the red petals: red reminds us of danger and harm. Ask God to be close to those who are still facing danger each day, to give courage to the armed forces, and compassion to all who help others.
Place your whole hand over the poppy: poppies are also fragile and need to be handled gently. God cares for those who are hurting and those who are sad. Ask God to comfort all who are grieving the loss of someone they love.
Finally place a finger on the centre of the poppy: ask God to help you play your part in working for peace in the world.”
The Revd Canon Sandra Millar
Wreaths Laid Between Remembrance Sunday and Remembrance Day 11 November
Members of the Royal British Legion holding lists of the Newent fallen, by months