Weobley Honours its Fallen

Joining the rest of the nation in the Act of Remembrance at 11.00am on Sunday 11 November, Weobley will hold its Silence and laying of wreaths around the war memorial in the churchyard opposite the main church entrance.

This will be preceded by a silent march to the churchyard, leaving from the centre of the village at 10.45am, led by Clergy, Royal British Legion members, Scouts and other uniformed participants, accompanied by muffled bells.

Following the opening prayer “Let us remember before God…” the list of the Fallen will be read out by Revd Charles Overton and Fr Simon McGurk, followed by laying of wreaths on behalf of Weobley RBL, the Parish Council, Weobley Women’s Institute, Weobley Scouts and youth organisations, Weobley Schools and personal crosses. An exhortation will be given by RBL branch chairman Michelle Ward. Then the Silence will be marked by the playing of the Last Post followed by 11 strokes of the church clock; and after two minutes, the sounding of the Reveille and recitation of the Kohima Epitaph by RBL Branch President Cal Edwards, followed by a prayer and silent procession into church.

The special church service for Remembrance Sunday brings together the congregations of St Thomas Roman Catholic Church, Weobley Methodist Chapel and St Peter and St Paul Parish Church, and will be led by Vicar and Royal British Legion Chaplain Revd Sean Semple.

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