Remembering those who have fallen
During lockdown, members of St Margaret's Church, Parish of Roath, knitted hundreds are poppies to create a Remembrance Day display to adorn the pupit.
The Reverend Canon Stewart Lisk, Vicar of Roath, and Bob Hyett, Church Warden, tell us more about the project and the importance of marking Remembrance Day.
Canon Stewart Lisk,
This year we have looked at different ways to remember the Fallen . We are very proud and moved in Roath by the hours of work that have gone into producing this magnificent poppy display. I know many remembered their own departed loved ones as they knitted and crocheted over the last two years."
Also our dementia friends in our weekly Forget me Not cafe have made Remembrance pebbles.
Our Sunday Schools and Cub Scouts have made wood poppy crosses for display in our Church yards. We are hoping to raise funds through this for the Royal British Legion that celebrates its centenary this year.
We hold many services and events every year to remember those who died but we also endeavour to look forward to the future with a sense of hope.
In the uncertain and challenging times that we are going through we can be inspired by the sacrifice and devotion of those who have gone before and honour them by facing the future with Christ's message of love, reconciliation and peace .
Parish of Roath
In December 2020, just prior to the second lockdown, members of St Margaret’s Church and St. Edward's Churches created a poppy display to adorn the pulpit. The display would commemorate all those who had lost their lives in active service. It is anticipated that the display would be used for many years to come.
The poppies were knitted by parishioners, members of the Knitting and Crochet Group and friends, who were keen to have a project during the winter months of 2020/2021. We amassed over 500 poppies.
The next part of the project entailed sewing them on to a backing fabric. Once the main display had been created, the remaining poppies were used to create a wreath.
Although the majority of the poppies are the traditional red, a few purple poppies were added to represent the animals who were killed during various wars.
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