Remembrance (Picture: Keith Blundy)

St. Mary’s Church, Sherburn Village is celebrating the award of twenty-one silhouettes funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, under the Armistice and Armed Forces Communities programme.

The silhouettes will form the major feature in our Poppy Festival of Remembrance and Celebration to remember and thank all those who fought and those who lost their lives in WW1 and other conflicts.

The festival will be launched on Wednesday 7th November with a Musical evening by local choir “Voices Together” commencing at 7.30pm.  Tickets for this event are on sale now and available from the Churchwardens, contact Paul 07889 397728 or Alison 07717 790605.

St. Mary’s Church will be decorated with Poppies and memorabilia from WW1 in addition to the twenty-one silhouettes for each of the twenty-one soldiers from Sherburn Village who lost their lives, which we hope will bring our Community together to remember and also think about the Armed Forces today.

The displays around the church incorporate memorabilia loaned from the local community, with windows full of Poppies, WW1 medals, memorabilia, war poems of WW1, windows of cornflowers, French memorabilia & a display to other nations who lost their lives. 

“There but not there” twenty-one silhouettes will be positioned around the church plus a model of an unknown “Tommy” soldier with a poppy screen of remembrance at the church entrance and war memorial screen.  A solitary display of twenty-one soldiers “boots” and window display remembering women in WW1 plus a display to remember horses and other animals in WW1.

The church will be open for Visitors from Thursday 8th November until Saturday 10th November from 10am – 4pm daily, Sunday 11th November from 12noon to 4pm, to view the displays in and around the church with places for quiet reflection and prayer.   Refreshments are available, entry is free, and donations are welcome!

Article Supplied by St Mary’s Church, Sherburn