Thank you to all those who supported one of our five Remembrance services this week. In total, over 300 congregated and about £400 was raised towards the Royal British Legion appeal.
23 people attended the moving service in Hanover Gardens on Thursday afternoon, with a short act of remembrance, led by Adrian. Some people there talked with fondness about their personal memories of the men from Mulbarton who had lost their lives in war.
About 50 gathered outdoors at the war memorial in Bracon Ash at 11am on Armistice Day. Andrew led a short service, followed by refreshments in Bracon Ash Village Hall. Thanks are due to the members of the armed forces who were in support, to the quartet who led the singing, and to those who prepared refreshments. We remembered the fallen from Hethel and Bracon Ash, as well as those who were based at Hethel's 389th Bombing Group.
On that Saturday evening, 165 people gathered at Hethersett Church to hear Mulbarton's community choir, Wherry Brass Band, and Mulbarton Primary School Choir in concert. Sales from the programmes went to the Royal British legion annual appeal.
On Sunday morning, we held 2-minute silences at 11am, incorporated in acts of worship, in 3 of our churches.
Over 200 gathered in Mulbarton Church, including 92 children, many of whom Adrian had visited during the week in their scout and guide units. Adrian led an age-appropriate exploration around the theme of freedom, considering what we like to do with the freedom we have, and what it has cost people in the past to give us that freedom. We were delighted to see so many in support. Guides and scouts groups had made wreaths, poppies and decorated stones in memory of the fallen, which were laid at the font. About £160 was donated, to be split between the church and the Royal British Legion.
About 30 gathered in Flordon Church, where Andrew led a moving service, sharing the story of Norfolk's first V.C. award, some thoughts on heroes, and how it all relates to Jesus' self-sacrificial love. £100 was donated to the Royal British Legion.
18 gathered in Hethel, where Peter & Cathy led a meaningful time of worship, around the theme of remembering. £86 was donated to the Royal British Legion.
All the churches were beautifully decorated by dedicated volunteers.
Once again, thanks to all.
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