In Memory...



This is our page in dedication to the memory of all those we have loved and lost, This page  marks also for Remembrance Sunday and for other events we pay tribute to. It is with the creation of this page, that our meditations and prayers may reach out to you and to all who seek help where despair and grief encircle.


Join The National Day of Reflection - Tuesday 23rd March 2021

We invite all who visit this page to join with us in holding a minute's silence at 12:01 on Tuesday 23rd March 2021, in memory of those who sadly lost the fight against COVID19 and for the families of all those departed.

We invite you to light candles in memory, plant flowers, or do what is within your heart to remember those who have suffered, those who have sadly left us and those still grieving and in despair. Pray with us on this day that we may one day see the sun light, the glory of our earth and our faith strengthened in Jesus' name. 






“Tomorrow, you will maybe find everything be much better than today. Tomorrow will be a good day."

In Commemoration of
Capt. Sir. Tom Moore.
Born 30th April 1920 - Departed 2nd February 2021.

Today, we remember and mourn the loss of a true and great hero, a gentleman who survived the 2nd world war, achieved many great and wonderful things and within the year before his graceful departure from our earth, he gave the greatest of all gifts... Inspiration, Courage, Compassion, Confidence as well as supporting our NHS with fundraising of nearly £33 Million within a very short time.

Sir. Tom, Thank you for being a genuine and courageous inspiration to us all. Your life, your story and your actions have touched the hearts of us all, you have made a unique and memorable difference to so many and given hope where there is fear. Although you lost the battle with COVID19, you fought with honour, courage, faith and dignity.

The Lord bless you and keep you:
The Lord make His face to shine upon you,
To shine upon you and be gracious, and be gracious unto you.

The Lord bless you and keep you:
The Lord make His face to shine upon you,
To shine upon you and be gracious, and be gracious unto you.

The Lord lift up the light
Of His countenance upon you,
The Lord lift up the light
Of His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.

Amen.

Capt. Sir. Tom Moore sadly but bravely passed away due to CoronaVirus. He was undergoing treatment for pneumonia and responded well to treatment, sadly, the one virus he fought well against and helped a nation fight back, claimed his life. 

Our thoughts, prayers and meditations go out to his family, friends and all those close to him. We pray for strength for all who grieve at this time and we ask that the Lord takes him and holds Sir. Tom in his arms.


The marking of COVID19, 1 ear today.



We remember before God those who have diedand we pray that God's love will surround all who mourn them, now and always...


Gracious God,
as we remember before you the thousands who have died,
surround us and all who mourn with your strong compassion.
Be gentle with us in our grief,
protect us from despair,
and give us grace to persevere
and face the future with hope
in Jesus Christ our risen Lord.
Amen.


 Today, we mark with sadness, 1 year to this day, 26th January 2020, where we faced our first registered  COVID19 cases in the UK. Today, we have reached a deeply disturbing and tragic marking of the number of lives lost by this virus, At today's latest record, 100,162 deaths have been recorded throughout the UK.

We went in to lockdown on the night of 23rd March 2020, the morning of 24th March, we began to realise the crisis as we were placed under lockdown. We never thought that what we were to face throughout the year, would be as it is now.

Today, more than ever, the severity of this horrific situation becomes more prevalent and that we as citizens of the United Kingdom should and must do what we can to combat this virus.

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IN PRAYER OF THANKS...

Dear Lord, Let us give thanks to all those who have come to our rescue, to those who have changed our lives in such difficult times and made our lives more bearable when faced with such sadness.

To all those who have sacrificed their time, careers and more in order to protect us and our NHS. We have true and remarkable heroes in our communities who make such a difference, unsung heroes who give their time, care, patience and support, we thank you.

To those who come up with innovative solutions to the problems we face, those who are just there to talk to at the end of a phone or computer screen, we thank you. 

To all the brave heroes of hospitals, our Doctors, Nurses, emergency services, our armed forces, care homes, those who retired from the NHS and other services and come back to volunteer their time to make a difference, we thank you most graciously. even the most vital of services including research labs finding the cures, producing and supplying the vaccines which may change the course of this crisis we face, We thank you

To the schools who face such challenges, even today, the teaching and support staff who place their lives on the line each day, who give their time to teach and support those in need, we thank you. 

To the supermarkets, shops, takeaways, and many other businesses who remain open throughout this crisis, providing food, goods, essentials and support, we thank you. 

To our charities who provide lifelines to those who need them the most, whether food banks, domestic violence charities, youth support, homeless charities, to all the charities and voluntary services who make difficult lives more bearable, we thank you. 

To all parents of school children who cannot attend schools, because you have to make difficult decisions between bringing in a wage and food as well as balancing trying to support your children's education and futures, you face so many challenges and through those hardships, we thank you. 

To the local councils who do your very best in challenging and difficult times, from bin men, to the various different council workers, without you, our towns and cities would be in pure chaos, we thank you.

To all those brave young people working in supermarkets, who help get shopping sent to those self isolating and the vulnerable, you give up your time and make such a huge difference to all those who rely on supermarkets, you make a huge and positive difference. For this and all that you do, we thank you. 

To the pharmacies who support patients with prescriptions and support, you are there to give patients the support they need in such frightening and challenging times. We thank you. 

To our churches, where our vicars, priests and teams who support our congregations, those who go out of their way, each day, whether it's online services, zoom services, prayer meetings, support with the hardest of matters, supporting funerals, etc, we thank you. 

To everyone, we thank you so much. Remember that regardless of what you do, how you do it, why you do it, remember that we are eternally grateful to you all. To you all, you are unique, gifted heroes and heroins of this world, no matter where you are, what you do, how you do it, you are all gifts from God. May you be blessed and rewarded for all you do.

May the Lord God give you peace, comfort and blessings from on high, May he guide you all in your paths and show you his love, so that you may trust in him.

Lord, we give you thanks for inspiring and supporting all thos brave, special and unique people who make such a difference throughout this uncertain time. To you Lord, We give you thanks.

AMEN

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It is clear that throughout this crisis, there is much questioning, anger, stress, pain, disruption to lives and businesses and more. The businesses who keep our economy afloat, who have been hit hardest, forced to close, be declared bankrupt, place staff on furlough the most disturbing of events where staff have lost jobs, been made redundant, placed at risk of debt and homelessness, etc. These times are frightening for all, we don't know what's around the corner, not something we can willingly accept. We are forced to trust in our governments to "fix" this crisis, whether we agree and accept or disagree and protest, we face this together.

This year has seen so many events which have hurt us all in many ways. How do we get through this? How do we cope? What can we do?  We can ask our Lord God for his help, his guidance and our trust in him and in Jesus' name, that we can try to look to the future with hope and faith. 

Today, we pay tribute, not only to all those who have supported those who need that help and continue to do so, from charities, to brave individuals, committed to making a difference. Today we pay tribute to the families, friends and relations who have lost loved ones, friends and those close to them. Such pain resonates throughout our world today, such grief and anger with the loss of lives, a world together in grief, pain, loss and sorrow, we are brought together in unity in this crisis, going through the same pain and tragedy, trying to pick up the pieces, trying to find answers, trying to move forward. That is never easy, never ill be, but if we join together, in faith, through Jesus, With Jesus, In Jesus' name, with our prayers, our meditations, the feelings we all share, may we try to heal the wounds we all share, May Jesus hear our prayers, may he guide us, comfort us, support us and heal us, show himself to us in our time of need. hold us in his arms as he does to those departed from our world.

Today, more than ever, more than any other day, it is important for us to remember the sacrifices made by all those trying to make a positive difference, from Police, our NHS staff, our Armed Forces and so much more, with this, we need to pull together, be united by one goal, one objective, one solution, that we as a nation, as citizens, as children of God, we must do our best to minimise this threat. It is such a saddening feeling, a painful feeling when people ignore what is happening, ignore the rules placed to protect us, that instead of doing what is right, instead, there are people who do as they want, without care or respect for others. such selfish acts which put others at risk, we must and should do everything we can to stop this virus claiming more lives and destroying our world. We must unite throughout our world and stop this in it's tracks. We fear that it's too late, but we must overcome our fear so that we can try and change things for the better.

As our vaccines are rolling out, It's important not to take the fact that these vaccines are being  given to those who need them, to us all, in time. It's important to understand that even with the vaccines being given, we must still socially distance, we must still carry on protecting ourselves and the lives of others. It is evident that although these treatments will work, we cannot take such blatant risks thinking that we've received one jab and that'll do, thinking we can get back to normal straight away. That sadly is not the case.

Today we pray for a miracle. We call out "Hosannah" Rescue us! for we as a world, in one voice, are in crisis, we have committed our sins in thought, word and deed, we repent of our sins and are truly sorry, Please, Rescue us.

Time for us to pull together in spirit, emotionally, in faith, in unity.

Hold on in there. Do not give up. Face each day as a new day. Be thankful that each day you face, you can achieve so much. Where you can, put a smile on someone's face, though we can't embrace one another, we can still give  care, support and love. Do not give in, even when desperation is so strong, Do not give in, when grief takes hold, Do not give in when hope may be lost, because one day, our prayers will be answered. Believe in Jesus, Believe in the Lord our God. Believe in what you can do to positively change lives around you and stand strong.


Remembrance Sunday 2020.



For this is our place and time of remembrance, For those we have loved and lost, For those we shall remember, both the living and of the departed, now and forever more. 

Amen. 
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We share with you, our Remembrance Service, to honour those we know, have known, have loved and lost, for those we do not know, who gave their lives to defend us, who committed their bravery and honour to give us the freedoms and liberties we are grateful for today. For these services recorded here, they shall be in tribute for the fallen in our many wars we have faced, from past to present, whether together or alone. May we join together as one, in tribute and in memory.  May we learn the lessons that we should share with others, so that we may be Peace Makers in our time and for generations to come. May our voices be heard to encourage peace amongst all nations, to prevent wars which change lives in sorrowful ways. May we spread our peace throughout all nations in the hope that one day, wars will be no more, torture and violence shall cease and peace shall grace all lands to all people in the hands of God, through the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ.



On this day, we remember within our hearts: 

Thomas Anderson, 
John Ash, 
William Barnett, 
Frank Batters, 
Roy Bowes, 
George Bray, 
Walter Cook, 
Charles Cooke, 
Charles Cooper, 
John Darbey, 
Peter Davies, 
Francis Dobbins, 
Charles Duplock, 
Montague Duplock, 
William Ellis, 
Robert Evans, 
Wilfred Gibbons, 
Arthur Griffiths, 
Frederick Hardman, 
Stuart Hawkins, 
Thomas Higgins, 
Ceirog Hughes, 
James Hughes, 
John Hughes, 
Joseph Hughes, 
Matthew Hughes, 
Thomas Hughes, 
Alfred Jones, 
Arthur Jones, 
Arthur Rowland Jones, 
Arthur Saunders Jones, 
Gwilym Jones, 
Herbert Jones, 
Ivor Jones, 
John Jones, 
Roger Jones, 
Samuel Jones, 
Eric Lawton, 
Bernard Lewis, 
James Livesey, 
William MacDonald, 
Alfred Madden, 
Francis McLaren, 
Robert Mocatta, 
Joseph Owen, 
Robert Owen, 
Thomas Owen, 
William Parry, 
Sidney Pritchard, 
Samuel Pulford, 
Harold Quinney, 
Harry Randles, 
Angus Riley, 
John Roberts, 
Thomas Roberts, 
Charles Seymour, 
Matthew Staffin, 
James Thornton, 
Thomas Turner, 
Charles Williams, 
Owen Williams, 
Samuel Williams, 
Walter Williams, 
Edward Wright. 

We also pay tribute to those not known to us, both the living and of the dead. 
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These images honour the commitment of our service and our commitment to those who have served, whether they have survived, or departed our humble earth as brave heroes.
























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For the Fallen
by Laurence Binyon

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill: Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres.
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.

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.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England’s foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain,
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain. 






From the Web Admin...

As part of this website, I wish to pay tribute to Army Veterans who came back to us from various conflicts, battle scarred and haunted by what they have gone through and witnessed. My personal dedication on this page goes to those who even today, go through the horrors of what they have suffered in the name of our Queen and Country. My prayers and thoughts are with  those brave men and women, whether with their families or alone.

Combat stress and PTSD are some of the worst things that a veteran can face, each and every day. Some may be physically injured, with PTSD also being part of their lives, whilst others suffer the mental anguish and pain, whether it's having witnessed atrocities, fellow soldiers and friends injured or their own horrors. PTSD and combat stress never leave you. You can go through days where everything is "OK" and then something can trigger a reaction, whether it's a voice, words, a scent, a sound, something seen, etc, it can set off a myriad of reactions and responses. Although I have not served (I have wanted to, but the incident which changed my life, prevented me from joining), I personally know what PTSD does to someone as I suffer from it due to an incident which changed my life forever, an incident where the scars can be seen and felt, but the mental scars can't be seen or felt, but I carry them with me, scars I cannot escape from, but each day, is a new day, each day is a chance to survive another day. So, I support those brave men and women, whether still serving or have left as veterans, etc. I admire their bravery, commitment, skill and passion.

God bless you all.

Lew.


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