Remembrance Sunday in Horningsea 13 November: 10.15 in Church and 10.45 at the war Memorial in the Jubilee Gardens
This is always a very special service as the community gathers together to remember those who gave their lives in the First and Second World Wars and in all the subsequent conflicts.
After a short service in the church the congregation picks up the poppy wreaths from the altar and walks in silence to the Jubilee Gardens. Other people from the community may already be gathered there.
After a short prayer and the reading of the names, the last post is played and the wreaths are laid around the memorial sculpture. John Wilson has researched all those from the village who died in both world wars and he gives some family details. Our war memorial is a modern sculpture, based around a rifle and helmet found at the Somme where the battle raged 100 years ago this year.
The poppy wreaths are laid on behalf of all village groups – the Parish Council, the PCC, the HRA, 7.30 Girls, the Friends of Horningsea Church and the “veterans” – those who served during the War. Sadly Oswald, one of our last true veterans died in September, however we hope that Margaret Dorrington who worked in Downing Street for most of the war years will be able to place the wreath on behalf of the “veterans” this year. If you have never come to the Service please make an effort this year – the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.
After the Service everyone is invited back to the church to warm up over a hot drink!