Remembrance Services 2018

November 11th, 2018 will mark 100 years since World War One officially ended. Please join us at one of the Remembrance services occurring across the parish.

SUNDAY 11th NOVEMBER

St Cassian’s – 10:00am Remembrance Service
St Cecilia’s – 10:55 Morning Worship
St Chad’s – 9:30am Holy Communion preceded by listening prayer in ‘The Barrel’ at 9am
St George’s – 8:00am Holy Communion
                         – 10:55am Holy Communion
St Mary’s, Stone – 10:55am Remembrance Service

 

Remembrance Day Service at St Mary’s, Stone starting at 10.55am.

14 men and women from Stone died during the Great War. Sue Laffey has researched all of them and has presented information about them over the past 3 years at Remembrance Sunday services. This year, on 11th November, the final four people, three men and one woman who died between 1918 and 1920, will be commemorated. There will be a reflective remembrance service to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the armistice as well remembrance of all 14 from Stone. For more information, please contact Sue on: bilsdalefields@virginmedia.com

Everyone would be welcome at the service but people with a link to any of these men and women might find it especially interesting:
Lance Corporal George Taylor, Private Arthur Timmis, Private Harry Collins, Trooper George Pratt, Able Seaman Thomas Baynton, Private Joseph Quinn, Lance Corporal Jesse Pratt, Private Albert Hartland,

Sergeant William Rowberry, Private Francis Perry, Rifleman Arthur Bennett, Private Harry Meacham, Worker Dorothy Maddocks and Private Arthur Quinn.

 

St Cassian’s Church Remembrance Service at 10:00am

Sylvia Beardshaw wrote the booklet, “The Boys on the Board” in 2014 and Chaddesley Local History Society published it. This contained the details of all the men she could find with a Chaddesley connection, who served in WW1 and the starting point was the names on the 1916 Roll of Honour in the porch of St Cassian’s church. Sylvia was interested to find out who these men were and the impact on the parish as so many men were away.

In 2017, the parish council asked Sylvia to “do” something for their Commemoration of the end of WW1 in 2018 and she decided to research and then mark all of the properties associated with Chaddesley Servicemen in the Parish. This is the Servicemen’s Trail which is running from 20th October to 18th November. There is an accompanying leaflet available in the parish which gives details of those in each property. There are 114 properties involved and 212 men. Of these 44 died. Each property is marked with an A4 poster and the leaflet is attached below.

A new board to remember those not included on the previous memorial will be unveiled. There is also to be a fly-past after the 11:00am Act of Remembrance.

Servicemen’s Trail CC 12 pp A5 leaflet

Let their Lights Shine

Churches Together in Kidderminster will remember the
100th Anniversary of the end of World War I.
Everyone is invited to a service to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War I, in thanksgiving and peace
and in memory of the lost lives.

St Mary and All Saints Church, Churchfields, Kidderminster at 7.00pm.

At 19:18 hours, lights will be lit in remembrance and to recall the lights going on again after the darkness of war. Please see poster / fliers for more details.

In 1914 Sir Edward Grey said, “The lights are going out over Europe”.CTiK working with the Town Council invites you to place a battery candle, tea light or lamp on your windowsill and turn it on at 19.18 (7:18pm). Leave your curtains open for neighbours to see. Churches & businesses are also invited to join with us by lighting their own light from 19:18 to 20:18, or another time. Battery candles could be placed on window ledges earlier in the day so that they become a beacon of light / hope across the town during the evening.
There are special cards (available in church) on which you can place a tea light. If you can take a photo of your candle (with any medals/photos etc) after dark on 11/11 and send it to Liam Hollis, Digital Marketing Officer forKidderminster Town Council. Photos will be posted on the Council facebook page/Instagram/twitter. 661 Kidderminster men lost their lives in WW1. Can we achieve 661 photos?
The Town Hall will be lit from inside with battery candles.

Please do encourage as many people as possible to share in lighting up our town as we remember the sacrifices made for our peace.

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.”
Laurence Binyon (1869–1943)