‘The Lord said, ‘I will go with you and give you peace’.

Exodus 33:14 (CEV)

As part of our season of remembrance at St Mary’s Church members of the community have come together to sew and stitch and create over 1564 poppies to display outside the building. 1564 is the number of days the First World War lasted.

We’re delighted to share images of the poppies which adorn the church walls and building – the fruit of many, many hours work from our wonderful, dedicated Monday Makers and others who contributed. 

The beautiful tribute is a great reminder to us of the great cost of war and the sacrifices which have been made by those who bravely fought to protect those they loved. 

Saw this the other day – it’s beautiful. Well Done St Mary’s

Such a gorgeous tribute to those that lost their lives. Well done to all involved

What an amazing tribute to Upton’s fallen heroes and all those who gave their lives for our freedom

Isn’t this just lovely? Wonderful commemoration

Let us remember those who have died for their country in war; those we knew, and all who have given their lives for freedom, justice and the hope of peace. As we look forward and seek the way of peace and reconciliation, you might like to say this prayer: Lord, strengthen our hearts, hands, and minds, to work together for peace; to see you in one another, and to seek your kingdom above all things; that your will may be seen to be done, and your Kingdom come, through Jesus Christ, the Lord of lords and King of kings. Amen.

The Liturgical Commission of Church of England 2018, copyright The Archbishops’ Council