Wednesday, 21 November 2018

11th November 2018 – Remembrance Day

Commemorating 100 years since the signing of the Armistice.

This year we had taken the time to decorate the church with poppies and researched the 10 WW1 servicemen who's names appear on the village War Memorial. We also remembered the animals who were killed during battles and served along side our servicemen and women.

The children from St Mabyn school and Scout Group helped with the poppy making task and the church was beautiful and a wonderful tribute to all those wounded or killed in action in WW1 and subsequent wars since then. Many villagers and regular congregation also made poppies in Remembrance.

The service was led by Peter Coster and was extremely well attended with around 130 in church (including schoolchildren and the very smart Scout Group and leaders) and more at the War Memorial for the laying of the wreaths and crosses. 
This year the church wreath was laid by Mr George Hext, the great nephew of Major Francis John Hext, who lost his life after serving with the artillery for almost 4 years during WW1. He died of his wounds a few months before the Armistice and is buried just outside the main church door.

We would like to thank everyone who helped make the service so memorable including the Bellringers, organist Les Field, the trumpet player Tom Lock and the stewards who ensured the closure of the roads so that we could honour the fallen in respectful silence. 

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