St. George's Stockport commemorates battle of St. Julien.


On 31st July 1917, in the battle of St. Julien, near Ypres, over 100 men from Stockport were killed with many more wounded. It was Stockport's worst day of the 1st World War. Every year the Cheshire Regiment's Stockport Association commemorates the event, on the nearest Sunday, with a service in St. George's church. However, as this year is the centenary of the battle, St. George's along with the Cheshire's Association are producing various events as well as the traditional service, to honour the soldiers who fought in the battle and to try and show younger generations what life must have been like for those men. Tickets for all events are available from St. George's church or from Eventbrite.

Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd July    7.30 pm  St. George's Men  - This is a musical drama telling the story of two men who survived the horrors of the First World War. The narrative is drawn from articles, letters, speeches, poems and popular wartime songs. Tickets (including refreshments) £7.50 in advance   £9 on the door   Concessions for children.

Sunday 6th August  11 am  Centenary Commemoration service.  The preacher will be the Bishop of Stockport, Rt. Revd. Libby Lane. refreshments are available before the service. All are welcome.

September 7th - 10th    Heritage Open Days  During the First World War the school was used as a Military Hospital as it was a new school 'with good light and ventilation'. During the Heritage Open Days the parish rooms which are part of the original school will be transformed back into a military hospital. In the church there will be a large installation showing photographs of the front doors of all the 137 men whose names appear on the war memorial combined with the certificate from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Saturday 11th November     7.30  pm  Music and Poems from the Great war 

Tickets  ( including light refreshments)  £5 in advance  £6 on the door

Sunday 12th November  10 am   Remembrance Sunday Service

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