Schools' Remembrance Service [11 November 2021]
Schools Remembrance Thursday 11th Nov 2021
The Englefield Green schools will commemorate together in smaller groups than normal, whilst being conscious of the current Covid 19 situation. The commemoration will take place in the open air around the Village Cross of Sacrifice and Memorial at the front of the Cemetery. Schools are asked to make their way own way to the service by 1055 am. They will be greeted by Rev Canon Judith Allford, Vicar of St Jude’s United Church Englefield Green and Mr John Scott MBE, Chairman of the Englefield Green Memorial Trust. Once all the schools are present the Service of Remembrance will start.
Schools' Remembrance Service Thursday 11th Nov 2021
ORDER OF SERVICE: Once every one is in position 11am
Rev Canon JUDITH ALLFORD, Vicar of St Jude’s United Church Englefield Green Starts the Act of Remembrance service by:
“Let us commemorate and commend to the loving mercy of our Heavenly Father, the Shepherd of Souls, the Giver of Life Everlasting, those who died in the service of our country and cause”.
John Scott: “Today as a nation and as a village; we remember those who have died in the service of their country in WW1, WW2 and since, with two minutes silence, the first minute for all those who fought and the second minute for all those who did not return”.
“THEY SHALL GROW NOT OLD, AS WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD,
AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM, NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN,
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM”.
Children: We will remember them.
Egham Band Member “James Begg” sounds last Post – `Two Minutes silence then sounds reveille –
Wreaths are laid by the school children:
Rev Canon JUDITH ALLFORD may say a few words
John Scott: “WHEN YOU GO HOME, TELL THEM OF US AND SAY,
Rev Canon JUDITH ALLFORD
“Remember , O Lord , all those who have died the death of honour and are departed in the hope of resurrection to Eternal Life , especially the men and women of our Sea , Land and Air Forces, to whom it was given to laid down their lives for the cause of Freedom and Justice.
In that place of light, whence sorrow and mourning are far vanished, give them rest, O Lord, the Lover of Men.
Grant this for Thine only Son, Jesus Christ’s sake”. Amen