In a week we enter November, which is always a time of remembering. It start with All Saints when remember all those great people of God who showed us the way and then All Souls when remember people who are dear to us. Then Plot Night Remember the 5th of November when we sadly remember the religious strife in our country brutally brought to life by the BBC in their Gunpowder series this year. Then Remembrance Day and Sunday when we remember all those who lives were cut short by the horrors of war.
We are holding special events and services to mark these days. Our first one is the Bonfire at St Peters – only it the the day before on Saturday the 4th – for safetys sake this year, this is a ticketed event – £5 Adults £2.50 Children available from Grandma Pollards chippy , The Waggon and Horses pub and Walsden Post office. This is so we can leave Sunday clear for special services for all saint on the morning of Sunday 5th and the All Souls service on the evening of Sunday 5th at 6:30 at St Mary’s
Remembrance weekend will see the usual procession from St Mary’s on Sunday 12th, to the Garden of Remembrance. This year a special event will happen at St Peters at 7.30 pm (doors Open at 7) on Saturday 11th. Richard Parkes – a local musician has developed a piece that blends music, prose and poetry of the time into a performance called Stand To , which looks at the First world war. There will tea and coffee at the interval. – This is an unticketed unpriced event but after the performance you will be able to make a donation to mark your appreciation. This will be divided between the Royal British Legion and St Peter’s.