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Dear Friends

'Please to remember the Fifth of November, Gunpowder Treason and Plot'.

The new BBC Drama 'Gunpowder' has helped focus the mind into the Remembering Season which is at the heart of November. The month sees the Christian Festivals of All Saints and All Souls, Bonfire Night and of course Remembrance Day and Sunday. Each of these occasions help us to look back to and reflect on events and heroes of the past, to remember loved ones who have died and are no longer with us in the physical sense.

This years' Remembrance Service has a special significance for us at St. Peter's as we will remember those who gave their lives in both the First and Second Worlds Wars, in our traditional Act of Remembrance by the War Memorial, and it is also the occasion when we will dedicate our ‘New Memorial’ to the members of our community who made the ultimate sacrifice. The Memorial, inside the Church, has at its centre piece ceramic poppies, purchased from the display that was held at the Tower of London, one for each of the servicemen named and remembered on the main War Memorial in the churchyard.

 In a world where political peace for us all is far from certain, with Nations and Communities divided from each other, it is more important than ever to reflect for a few moments on the sacrifice men and women have made to enable us to have a future. The word memorial is significant in both the Judaic and Christian traditions, it means literally 'The Past becoming Present'.

 So, as we reflect on and remember the past sacrifice of people from our community, let that memory help to influence our attitudes to those around us and all that we face in our modern world.

As we do this afresh this Remembrancetide, our hope and prayer must be that all we do will bring future 'Peace and Hope' for all the people of our world.

Please do come and join us at St Peter's for the dedication, it will take place during the Morning Remembrance Sunday Service at 10.45am on 12th Nov.

God Bless you all

Malcolm Strange

Rector of the Fromeside Benefice of Churches

Rev.Malcolm Strange

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