People in Chipperfield will fall silent at the end of the month to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice
Until Armistice Day on November 11, the centenary of the end of the First World War, villagers can add to the book of War Remembrance at the back of St Paul’s Church. The book will be blessed and reopened every Remembrance Season.
At 10.45am, The Royal British Legion will lead an Act of Remembrance at the war memorial before a service in the church. Schoolchildren and Brownies will participate in the ceremony and the service, joining villagers.
St Paul’s Church will be open for peaceful reflection from 1pm. Locals are invited to come and sit quietly, think, pray, light a candle and write in the Book of Remembrance. Music will be playing, candles will be lit, and, on each hour, there will be short readings from the First World War.
At 5pm, Reverend Michele will bless the Book of Remembrance during a special service.
It is hoped that as many people as possible will attend some or all of the events.
St Paul’s is part of a benefice of two parishes, along with Holy Cross, Sarratt.