Remembrance Events 2017
Remembrance Day is on Saturday 11 November and Remembrance Sunday on Sunday 12 November 2017. Many events are taking place to mark this in churches across the Diocese of Leeds.
Some are listed below:
St Peter's, Rawdon have an amazing cascade of poppies remembering those who have died in war and for peace (see picture right).
The display was officially launched on All Saints Day on 5 November until Remembrance Sunday. Read more here.
St James' Church, Flockton had a poppy banner project which has grown into a cascade of over 1000 poppies made by the local primary school and pre-school, the Livability Home, Memory Group, First Thursday Seniors and Wednesday @2 group for carers and toddlers.
On Saturday 11 November the poppies will form part of a Remembrance Exhibition in Flockton Church. The Mayor of Kirklees, Coun Christine Iredale and local MP, Paula Sherriff, Labour MP for Dewsbury, Mirfield, Denby Dale and Kirkburton will be there.
Doors open at 10-4pm on Saturday and 2pm-4.30pm on Sunday. All donations to the Royal British Legion. Read more here.
Marsden Remembers Exhibition remembers to 147 men from the village of Masden who died fighting in World War One.
This year the exhibition concnetrates on those who died one hundred years ago in 2017, along with research into the social effects of the War on our community.
On the 100th anniversary of each of the deaths, Marsden toll the bell at 12.00noon for that man, with the church remaining open for anyone who wishes to pay their respects. There are 3 men for whom no exact date of death can be found - indeed they have been unable to find any details of one man in particular - Private T Jones - other than he is on both War Memorials.
So, on Saturday 11 November at 11.00am they will toll especially for him, his two comrades with no known death date, and indeed for any other 'Unknown Soldiers.' Read more here.
Ripon Cathedral is hosting four choirs for an evening of beautiful choral music and reflective readings for Remembrance Day entitled Bring Him Home on Saturday 11 November at 7.30pm.
The Cambridge Chamber Consort, the Dishforth Military Wives Choir, the Yorkshire Decibelles and the Chapter House Youth Choir of York. The programme includes Allegri's sublime Miserere Mei, Barber's Agnus Deiand Elgar's Lux Aeterna. Tickets are available on the door, in the Ripon Cathedral Gift shop. Read more here.
Music for Remembrance with the Aire Valley Singers will take place on Saturday 11 November 2017, 7.30pm at Woodhouse Grove School Chapel, Calverley. Durufle Requiem and other sacred and secular music for reflection. More here.
St Philip's Birchencliffe near Huddersfield also have a wonderful cascade of poppies in the church. Plastic bottles were collected by everyone at church, then cut and painted, wired and decorated to resemble a poppy. Nearly 500 poppies were attached to chicken wire and assembled in church to form the poppy cascade. Birchencliffe Facebook page for Remembrance Service time.