WWI tree in Woodchruch 2015

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undefinedHoly Cross church in Woodchurch, near Birkenhead, was one of many of our parishes to commemorate the centenary of World War I last year. Lights were placed on the Tree of Light (PICTURED) in the churchyard in return for a donation.

The tree was carefully chosen to be visible from as many parts of the parish as possible to be a sign of light and love to the neighbourhood.

It had been anticipated that this first year would attract a relatively small number of people, but in the event over 350 people attended and it was standing room only at the back of the candlelit church.

The switching on of the lights was accompanied by a simple service of readings and prayers, with a reflection by the Rector Anne Davis. The local high school, recently granted Church of England Academy status, led the singing, and refreshments were enjoyed afterwards.

In a future issue of CDN, there will be a look back at some of the many wonderful projects to commemorate World War I which were held last year by parishes across our diocese.