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