Remembrance Weekend

Like some other churches we had spent months making knitted and crocheted poppies. Ours decorated the font, flower displays and window cills.

Like some other churches and public buildings we ‘Lit up Red’ to support Poppy Scotland.

On the Saturday afternoon we had a Street Party in the Hall. People were ushered in through the Church to hear the bells, look at the decorations and read the story boards about people’s relatives who had served in the World Wars. There were also biographies about the 11 young men, from the first WW, who we commemorate every Remembrance Day – see more. After 3/4 of an hour of music, entertainment and singing there was a delicious afternoon tea served by waitresses with fetching Union Jack aprons.

On Sunday we had an Act of Remembrance at 11am with a ‘The Last Post’ and ‘Reveille’ being played on a bugle. In the evening there was a joint service with the Parish Church to ‘Pray for Peace’ including the ‘Beacon of Light’ moment at 7pm in unity with those around the nation.