As many readers know, for the past two years I have been a regular attendee at Sing for Pleasure choral singing leadership and conducting courses. Last November, this was my “study” piece at such a weekend. I knew immediately that I would have to sing it during the Remembrance Sunday service at St Margaret’s later that month … More I Believe (S Overington)￼
The Act of Remembrance I’m sure many of us know was actually begun in 1919 by King George V to recall the end of the first World War hostilities, which formally ended at the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th Month in 1918, when the Peace Treaty was signed, although the war officially ended with the Treaty of Versailles on 28TH June, 1919 … More Remembrance Sunday Sermon
Good morning and welcome to our service of Holy Communion for Remembrance Sunday 2022. Rev Sue will preside, Reader Christine will preach, and the act of remembrance will be at the end, near to 11:00am … More Remembrance Sunday 2022
In the church calendar November is a sombre time of the year. Although it starts with a celebration on All Saints Day, we quickly move to remembering the departed on All Souls and then to Remembrance Sunday … More Rev Sue’s November letter to the parish
November is a time for remembering, and this year there is a heightened poignancy to our memories of friends and family we have lost. In September we had a memorial service for those in our parish that had died during the pandemic, and who we had not been able to mourn properly at their funerals. It was a deeply emotional service. … More In Memoriam (Words and Music S Overington 2018)
Have you ever played the memory game? A collection of random objects is displayed on a tray, covered with a cloth. The cloth is whisked away, and you are given 30 seconds to memorise them, before the cloth is quickly replaced and the tray removed … More Remembering and memories
I have written before that sometimes I hear, sing or play a piece of music and just have to write about it immediately. It can then sit for quite some time waiting for an appropriate time for publication. So it was with this. Written in December 2017, this is the right time: the commemoration of the centenary of the end of the First World War … More Better is Peace (Jenkins 2001)
Welcome to our service of Remembrance, Rev Deborah presided and Rev Sue preached.
We began with the hymn “Lord for the Years” … More Remembrance 2021
This time in the church’s year is known as the ‘Kingdom Season.’ It includes ‘All Saint’s Day,’ ‘All Soul’s Day’ and ‘Remembrance Sunday.’
On all Saints Day we remember and reflect on those who have gone before us in terms of our faith.
On All Soul’s Day we reflect on and remember our loved ones who are no longer with us but have supported and encouraged on our life journey … More November’s letter from the Vicar
As it happened, the first anniversary of the Manchester Arena bombing fell on a Tuesday, the day on which the Chorale meets to rehearse each week. May of us would like to have been in St Anne’s Square that evening taking part in the commemorations, but we were committed to our rehearsals. Instead we began with this song, then held a minute silence … More A Flower Remembered (Rutter – words and music, 1945-present)