Remembrance Sunday 2017
Our Parish of Thornton-le-Moors, Ince and Elton joined together once again to remember the fallen of wars past and present as part of our services on Sunday 12th November, Remembrance Sunday.
During our morning Remembrance Sunday service a member of our congregation, Pam Wycherley, read a lovely poem composed by her friend Jane Horton which is repeated below.
Royal British Legion
Lest we forget why they gave their lives
Even though they had families, children and wives
Lest we forget that they went far away
Never to return on the expected day
Lest we forget they were humans too
With feelings and emotions like me and you
Lest we forget that they gave their all
Unfortunately some were to fall
Please don't forget the ones still here
The ones who may be living in fear
The ones who remember with vivid clarity
That is why we must support this charity
To help them when the pain is real
This is why we have the Poppy Appeal
Behind the symbol from Flanders fields
The emotion of events is actually real
Men and women were left behind
Looking for answers they'll never find
Support the ones that amongst us live
Think of these and try to give
Give to the people who didn't think twice
Who gave their all and are paying the price
Their devotion is real although they hide
So wear your poppy and wear it with pride
Wreaths were laid at the war memorial in the churchyard at St. Mary, Thornton-le-Moors following our morning service in Ince which was attended by members of the local scouting organisations. Thank you to the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts of the 1st Ince and Elton Scout Group who joined the service following a parade through the two villages.
Our final service for Remembrance Sunday took place at St. James, Ince at 6pm. We were pleased to be joined by the Mayor of Ellesmere Port, local parish councillors from Ince and Elton Parish Councils and representatives of the local Royal British Legion, including a standard bearer. Wreaths were laid at the altar and will later be placed around the memorial in the nave to those who served in World War One from the Parish of Ince.
We Will Remember Them.