14th Nov, 2018

Dramatic 'poppy fall' created by Rubery WI at village's St Chad's Church for Armistice centenary

VISITORS to St Chad’s Church in Rubery can view a ‘poppy fall’ to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War, writes Ryan Smith.

Hundreds of hand-made poppies have been woven together by the Rubery WI Craft Group and were positioned over the church’s altar on Sunday, November 4, shortly before their annual memorial service.

In addition, the Rubery Rocks Facebook Group is inviting people to bring rocks featuring painted poppies to the wooden cross outside St Chad’s tomorrow so they can be hidden around Rubery the next day.

The Church will also hold a Holy Communion at 9am on Remembrance Sunday.

Rev Claire Turner said: “Grief touches all our lives – it’s never easy to carry but we can support one another by bringing our loss before God in simple acts of Remembrance.

“These moments provide us with the opportunity to reassure each other of God’s love for us and for those we have lost and to seek God’s comfort as we continue to journey together.”

The Annual Memorial Service offers the chance for personal reflection and the services, events and poppy display around Remembrance Sunday provide a chance to remember and give thanks as a community.

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