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From Trenches and beaches, to war on terror

For our fallen Heroes we pray

They deserve our respect, and our honour

We remember them all today.

They fought for Queen and for country

For freedom they stood side by side

They faced horrors that we can't imagine

For us, they suffered and died.

Each one who died in the arms of war

Had made plans for a future life

They sacrificed their hopes and dreams

For us, they gave their life.

For war is the cruellest of mistress

As she roams from place to place

She is in shopping malls, cities or airports

Moving boundaries, and changing her face.

She strikes at the heart of freedom

To control is her ultimate aim

She plots to gain freedom's destruction

There's no rules in her terrible game.

Today's troops on active duty

Provide a service we should respect

When they return distressed or broken

It's our duty to care, not neglect.

As we pray for a world without conflict

so that from war we can refrain

From the mistress who steals our brave heroes

To a world where freedom can reign.

So from the wars of the past to the present

We honour all those who have died

And today on remembrance Sunday

It is right we remember with pride.

Elizabeth Thomas 2016

November 2016

August 2017

Ron Eastwood RIP. Many will have seen the obituary in a recent edition of the Canarian Weekly. Margaret writes: Suzy and I would like to express our sincere thanks to everyone during Ron’s illness for their love, support and prayers. It was a great comfort to my Ron knowing that so many people were praying for him. Ron’s Service of Thanksgiving was beautiful. Thank you to the wonderful people who had a hand in the organisation and participation, and to everyone who attended.

Thank you also for all the messages, emails and cards that I have received, I am truly blessed.

Connecting the Churches . . .

Paul and Rachel Ganney (along with Billy the dog) recently completed a sponsored walk linking the three churches of St Francis.  The walk was approximately 64km long following the coast path.

There is still time to sponsor them using the form available in the churches or online at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/st-francis

You can read about the walk and see the pictures here.

February 2019