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Remembrance Service

November 11, 2018 @ 10:30
St Peter's Church, Cockfield

The Cockfield Benefice and the Cockfield Congregational Church invite you to join us at 10.30am on Sunday 11th November 2018 at St Peter’s Church for a united service to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One.

The Remembrance Service this year has a special significance being the anniversary of the end of the 1914-18 war and the widely hoped for peace after the horrors of war. Both churches are joining together for this special Remembrance service. Invitations have been set out to all village organisations so that, hopefully, we will have a good cross section of the village present.

The service will commence at 10:30 am and, following the dedication of wreaths by the Minister, they will be laid at the recently installed new war memorial, after which the names of the fallen from both World Wars will be read out by Norman Gregory, RAF Bomber Command, Legion d’Honneur and ex POW (and renowned cyclist of this parish). The primary school will participate, either by submission of artwork related to their WW1 project work or by one or two of the students accompanying Norman Gregory to the memorial for the Dedication, Exhortation, Last Post, Reveille and Kohima Epitaph. An invitation has been issued by Norman Gregory to the RAF Commander at RAF Honington for a senior officer and bugler to attend. Norman and we are hopeful that they will oblige. At previous Remembrance Sunday services in Cockfield, current serving members of the armed services have usually attended. The organisation “There But Not There” are providing WWI silhouettes which will be seated in the Church pews. Welcome everyone.

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