On Sunday 11th November, along with many other nations, we will be commemorating the ending of the ‘Great War’ one hundred years ago. Four years ago our community gathered at the War Memorial to blow out a light and this year we shall relight this flame to signify light and hope.
St. Andrew’s Church will be joining all the other organisations in the town to mark this historic event. It is planned that the day will run as follows:
9.30 am Service in St. Andrew’s with an address from the Bishop of Tonbridge, the Venerable Simon Burton-Jones. Extra seating will be provided and the service will be relayed to the Winter Hall to enable as many people as possible to participate fully in the service.
There will then be a parade to the War Memorial with the open air service leading up to 11.00 am as usual.
Following the laying of wreaths the ceremonial lamp that was extinguished in 2014 will be relit and escorted back to the church.
6.30 pm onwards : gather in the church grounds.
At 6.55 pm a bugler will play Sunset in the church grounds.
A gas brazier will then be lit outside the church as the bells are rung.
We are hoping to be able to decorate the church, grounds and possibly further afield with knitted poppies to enhance the celebration of 100 years since the original Armistice Day of 1918. We know there are many skilled knitters and crocheters among our readers so are hoping you can help. In the first instance please contact the Church Office (837617)