Remembrance 2015

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undefinedAcross our diocese, parishes held Remembrance Sunday services on 8 November. These traditionally involve: a service in church; an act of remembrance and further prayers at the local war memorial; and the two minutes' silence. Our PICTURES are from the recent such events at St George's, Poynton, near Macclesfield.

In Poynton there was a traditional morning service in the church, with civic dignitaries in attendance. In the church hall there was a separate service for members of the younger uniformed children’s organisations.

At 11am both congregations gathered with other people from the local area at the war memorial, which is in the church grounds. The children laid special lollipop sticks, etched with the names of the local fallen, at the monument.

Across The United Kingdom, Remembrance Sunday is marked with dignity each year, attended by civic figures, ex-servicemen and women (many are members of the Royal British Legion and other veterans' organisations), plus members of local armed forces regular and reserve units, and uniformed young people’s organisations.