Church of England Diocese of Leeds Woodside

Remembrance at St James'

5 Nov 2020, 9 a.m.
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Our online service on 08 November will include an Act of Remembrance.  You can access the service here.

To commemorate the centenary of the Armistice in 2018 Christine Lazenby, one of the regulars at St James', created a booklet cataloguing brief biographical details of all those from the Woodside Parish who were killed in the two World Wars.  Like so many elements of our public life, corporate acts of remembrance are curtailed this year.  Christine has created a walk around the Churchyard at St James' which  locates the final resting places of 12 service personnel who died in service of this country. 

Each of the twelve graves is marked by a poppy cross and a sign with the name of the service person.  All are invited to take a moment to complete the walk, remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and remember also that God has welcomed them home.  If you are unable to make the walk in person, you can experience it virtually here.