100 Years Remembrance

Church News | Monday, 12 November 2018 |

By Joan

Aiming for Peace

Aiming for Peace

What an emotional weekend of Remembrance observation we have had to consider, it being one hundred years since the cessation of the First World War…

Considering the overnight and early morning rain we were blessed with sunshine in which to hold our small but important service at the War Memorial on Church Green before entering a fully packed church to honour those who gave the most precious thing they had – their life…

The church had been lovingly decorated with poppies that had been knitted, crocheted and fashioned with fabric. The poppies were draped, hung and sited all over the church including the pew ends, walls and window sills, there was hardly anywhere in the church that these beautiful poppies hadn’t sprung up. Visitors and regular members were greeted with poppies over the entrance of the church door and planted off-side of the pathway to honour those who fell silent from the Village of Broomfield.

In St Leonard’s Hall we have had an exhibition of artwork over the last 10days or so presented by the Art Students from Chelmer Valley High School, such poignant works of art, writings, poems, hand-crafted items, whatever you could hope for was there. I am sure many, many of our more senior members were particularly moved by the work of the students…

The main service started at 10.50am with the Act of Remembrance, the Exhortation and the reading out of the fallen from Broomfield in the Two World Wars, followed by a beautiful poem by Robert Binyan.

In her address the Revd Diana, told us of four of the victims of war, relating some of their life history, a short history of course, but a history it was our duty to reflect upon. Revd Diana ended her sermon by remarking on the work being displayed in the hall saying that - ‘We so often hear in the media that our young people today don’t care. Well’ she said. ‘from the look of all their dedicated work it shows that they do!’ Thank you…

Such thoughtful work

Such thoughtful work

A history through Artwork

A history through Artwork

Captured in Art

Captured in Art

It all took so much thought

It all took so much thought

It took so much work and research

It took so much work and research

Thank you for caring...

Thank you for caring...



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