Remembrance Day

Remembrance Poppies and Worship

Every year I get out the box of poppies, many probably 30+ years old, and then work out what to do next.  2021 is the Centenary of the British Legion and we now have no survivors from World War 1, and increasingly few from World War 2.  Many of our congregation can remember the war years as children, maybe as evacuees and certainly rationing.

This year I got to thinking how memories can gradually disappear. Old buildings can disappear under ivy, and so I put the 2 together, using ivy to weave in and out of the poppies. Some things are too precious for us to forget.  Finally I added some ‘Rosemary for Remembrance’.  So grew the pedestal of poppies in the Church.

In amongst the box of poppies was a copy of ‘In Flanders’ Fields’ from 2018, and so that with a little vase of poppies seemed right for downstairs.

‘Doing the Poppies’ is for me a real privilege and will always be special.                        Madeline.


Worship was led by Willie and Sheila Duncan. It was a super service for this special day; very poignant and interesting with the use of images and text on our new screens at the front of church.

Our new sound system worked a treat too…the new “Sound Tech” ladies worked well together at the back of church. A learning curve for us all.

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