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News From Our Churches Nov 2018

This year  Remembrance Sunday will have a particular poignancy as it falls on Armistice Day, exactly 100 years since the end of the First World War.  In common with many towns and villages across the country, we are marking this event with a special concert at 6.30 pm in St. Peter's, in addition to holding our traditional Remembrance service at St. Laurence's in the morning.

Our churches have been central to life in the villages for 800 years and they are places where generations of families have come together, have celebrated and also mourned.  In them we can feel very connected to history and our own communities.  They have been places of inspiration, of refuge, places of quiet peace and perhaps there have been times when they have been places of conflict.  They are beautiful ancient buildings and they are there for us all.  

The Armistice Day concert will take the form of a sequence of words and music in a variety of styles. It will be celebratory but also reflective, and performed by villagers and local friends.  The school choir will be taking part and we hope everyone will join in with some community singing. The concert will start at 6.30 and will be followed by wine and canapés.