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Remembering Sacrifice *Updated

by Michael Ford last modified 09 Nov, 2011 12:27 PM

Anglican parishes across Wiltshire and Dorset will hold a number of remembrance events this week.

Remembering Sacrifice *Updated

Remembrance 2011

On Saturday 12 November, Lady St. Mary Church Wareham will host a ‘Music for Remembrance’ concert with Broadstone Community Choir and soloists (7.30pm).

The Bishop of Sherborne, Dr Graham Kings, is to speak at the Remembrance Day Service in Blandford Forum Parish Church on Sunday 13 November (3pm). The service will include poems and readings; prayers led by Scouts and Guides; and a presentation to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Royal British Legion.

The Lord Lieutenant for Wiltshire, John Bush, will attend the wreath-laying at the War Memorial in Tisbury (2.45pm) and service afterwards at St John’s church. The Lord Lieutenant for Dorset Mrs Anthony Pitt Rivers and the High Sheriff of the County Mr. Alan Frost are both attending the 3pm Service of Remembrance in Wimborne Minster on Sunday 13 November, laying wreaths at 3.45pm.

St Barnabas Church Easterton will host a village service (10.30am), followed by the Remembrance Day curry lunch in the Village Hall (12.45pm). Curry lunches will also be served after 10.50am services at the War Memorials in Tarrant Monkton and Horningsham.

On Monday 14 November, the Revd Andrew Studdert-Kennedy, a descendent of ‘Woodbine Willie’, will lead ‘The Pity of War: a Remembrance-tide reading of War Poetry’ at The Upper Room, Church House, Calne (7.30pm).

Dr Kings said today, “Remembering those who have sacrificed their lives, and those who still serve in areas of conflict, is a very humbling experience. Having been in the Army, my thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who have lost loved ones, and for those who await the safe return of men and women on active service.”


Bishop of Sherborne 
Woodbine Willie: a well-known WW1 padre

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