WW1 Centenary Commemoration Day.
Church News | Monday, 4 August 2014 |
There was a full programme of events held in St Mary’s Church to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of WW1.
The morning began at 8.40am with Morning Prayers. A passage from St Luke’s Gospel chapter 22: was read, and prayers for peace were said.
At 10.00am a specially worked WW1 Kneeler was presented in church, stitched by the RBL Women’s Section and was dedicated at a quiet, moving service by Revd. Carolyn.
Throughout the day, the church was open and there were various stations and displays around the church where people could stop, reflect and pray. Alun Powell gave two presentations one at 10.30am and one at 2.30pm entitled ‘Broomfield’s lost generation’ the talk gave us an insight into the young men from, or with a connection to, the village of Broomfield who lost their lives during WW1.
There were displays set up around the church so that we could learn more about the ‘war to end all wars’ and there was an amazing display of art-work done by some young pupils at one of our local school.
Cakes and refreshments were available all day provided by the RBL Women and it made a very welcome stop for those of us who were there.
At 7.00pm many of the people of Broomfield gathered together at the War Memorial on Church Green to Light a Candle for Peace, followed once again by refreshments in St Leonard’s Hall before returning to our peaceful homes to reflect on the day.