Article by Jonathan White, photos provided by St Mary’s Church, Acton
Remembrance services commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two world wars and later conflicts.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day and VJ Day, the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and 70 years since the start of the Korean War.
St Mary’s Church, Acton has set up a stunning visual display of hundreds of donated knitted and wooden poppies in the churchyard to remember those who gave up so much for us.
The knitted poppies were made by members of the Haughton & Faddily WI and the wooden poppies were made by church members Charles Hull and James Stott.
The display will remain in situ until the end of the month (November 2020).
A brief act of remembrance was led by Rev Anne Lawson on Remembrance Sunday (8th November) at 11am by the war memorial and surrounded by the poppy displays.
A representative from St Mary’s Church, Acton said: “In these unprecedented times, we are grateful for this thought-provoking visual tribute – which serves to remember those who gave up so much for us.”
If government Covid-19 guidelines allow, on Sunday 20th December 2020, the church plans to hold a socially distanced ‘Follow the Star’ walk to Dorfold Hall Park in Acton, returning to see the outdoor Nativity scene in the churchyard with carol music playing.
Please check the church website to be up to date on any changes, or contact Joyce on 01270 624 158.