faith comment newsletters annual reports archives audio video minutes engage

Remembrance Service in the Square, Sunday 11 November 2012

The Remembrance Service was lead by the Rev'd Will Hughes, the vicar of St Peters. Speaking in the Petersfield Post before the service he said "I think the emotional attachment people have to Remembrance Sunday and services has grown over the last 20 years, and that is why the crowds are so big at these services every year.

"People are more aware of its importance and it is now taken much more seriously. Remembrance Sunday is when we remember the past, in order to honour the sacrifice of those who gave everything to shape it, and to ensure, as much as in our power, that it is never allowed to happen again."

The bugler was Lucy Humphris, a student at Churcher's College.

Brilliant sunshire blessed the day and there was a good turn-out for the service.

People begin to gather in The Square
Soldiers from Bordon Members of the Chaplaincy Team were present
Members of the Scouting Movement, a Sailor and a Soldier Members of The Royal British Legion
The Service was led the Rev'd Will Hughes, Vicar of St Peter's Photographers were present on the roof of St Peter's
Leaving the Square...  
Members of the 1st Petersfield Scout Group Soldiers from Borden
Members of The Royal British Legion Sailors, and Air Cadets
Air Cadets and Soldiers Guides
At the War Memorial...  
Looking down the High Street towards the War Memorial
Silhouetted by soldier's caps, The Rev'd Will Hughes continued the Service by the War memorial
The Armistice that ended the First World War was at 11 0'clock on the eleventh day of the eleventh month 1918
The bugler was Lucy Humphris, a student at Churcher's College

The names of those members of the armed forces from Petersfield who have died on active service were read
out by members of the Air Cadets

After the Service people examine the wreathes placed around the War memorial
  Go to the top of this page

See accounts and photographs of Remembrance Day services in earlier years - Remembrance Service in Petersfield

Go to the top of this page

web design by SiteWeave