Instead of the normal Saturday Mission Service being held at The Good Shepherd Mission, at 10.30 a.m. on Saturday 10th November, Andy led a service at St. Mark’s. It was service to remember those who had fallen in the two World Wars. This was exceptionally poignant this year as it was the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day at the end of World War I.
Andy spoke about his Grandad, who he said did not speak much about his time at war. However, Andy did have his Grandad’s Bible, which he had carried with him during the war.
At 11 o’clock a recording of The Last Post was played and this was followed by two minutes silence before The Reveille.
Phillip and Arthur read out the names of those from our parish that had fallen during the first and second World War before they laid wreaths against the name plaques in church. Then, whoever wanted to lay a wreath, did so.
The Kohima Epitaph was recited by John Brown.
This was a quiet service of reflection which ended, in the usual Saturday service way, with tea or coffee and cake.
Thank you to Joan for providing this report.