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Elmdon parish church to hold Remembrance Sunday service

ELMDON Parish Church will hold its annual Service of Remembrance on Sunday, November 11.

ELMDON Parish Church will hold its annual Service of Remembrance on Sunday, November 11.

The service, which will begin at 10am, will be attended by local scouts and guides, and by members of the Girls’ and Boys’ Brigades.

It will finish at 11 o’clock with a two minute silence at the parish’s war memorial.

Parishioners hope that veterans of the armed forces will join them, as well as anybody who wants to pay tribute to the sacrifices made by previous generations and which continue to be made by the armed forces today.

Rector Toby Crowe said: “We must never forget the price of freedom, which they paid on our behalf. There’s lots of talk of heroes: the least we can do is honour their memory and work for peace and justice in all things.”

The graveyard of St Nicholas Church contains the graves of several RAF airmen killed during the Second World War.

It also contains the grave of PC William Mitchinson, who was killed by a German bomb while on duty on the Coventry Road in 1940. He had been married in the church only a year before.

As well as the Remembrance Service, St Nicholas also hosts the popular ‘Winter Warmers’ every Sunday afternoon between 1.30 - 3.30pm, when hot drinks, biscuits and soup are offered to dog-walkers and visitors.

 

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