Community Poppies in Remembrance of WW1

This year we would like to do something very special to remember the 100 years anniversary of the World War One Armistice by asking members of the community as individuals, organisations, homes and schools to provide handmade poppies which we will display in a cascade of poppies at St Mary’s for the Remembrance Service on 11 November 2018. Poppies can be made of any material (knitted, tissue paper, cardboard, paper etc.) and of any size but no larger than a diameter of 10cm. People may make as many poppies as they wish. We ask that Poppies be brought to St Mary’s in September and placed in the collection box at the back of the church (although people are welcome to drop off their poppies earlier if they wish) but no later than 22 September 2018 The church is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 10am and 12.00 noon and on Thursday at 11.15am and Sunday at 11.30am at the end of morning services. There will also be a Roll of Thanks displayed in the church for any organisation or any individual who wishes to have their name included as having provided poppies for the display. This is optional and people may choose not to have their name included. Names will only be used for the purposes of the Roll of Thanks. From October the poppies will be used to create the display in the run up to Remembrance Day

Tony Bone, President of The Royal British Legion Lymm & District Branch of said “We think this is a great initiative to involve the local community with the remembrance of those brave and valiant men who lost their lives during the First World War so that we may live in peace. We really hope it is well supported and it is a great success. ”

Rev Bev Jameson Rector St Mary the Virgin Lymm said “making a personal poppy display would be a wonderful tribute from our community in Lymm, please be involved and make as many poppies as you can so we can make a grand display for the Remembrance Service.  ”

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