St Mary’s Church – Rickmansworth – Sunday afternoon 10th November 2013Posted: November 10, 2013
Yesterday we visited the British Legion and today it’s what it’s all about. Remembrance Day, a day to remember those who gave the ultimate for their country. St Mary’s Church was packed not a seat in sight, we were lucky with front row seats, and I was privileged to give the first reading. It’s quite an experience addressing a full congregation especially with my favourite psalm 23, ‘The Lord is my shepherd’. The afternoon started with a procession from Our Lady, Help of the Christians at 2pm through the High Street to St Mary’s. The service started at 2.30pm and it was good to see multiple denomination’s taking part. After the national anthem we followed the standard bearers and clergy into the church yard and around the War Memorial. The last post was played and solemn words were said by an older gentleman and followed by a young man. I laid a wreath on behalf of the Councillors and Officers of TRDC, more were laid by other organisations. Although it was a beautiful afternoon, it was starting to get cold when the final blessing took place so we really appreciated a hot cup of tea in the Church hall afterwards.