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Family Wreath for Remembrance

In the summer we invited families to make poppies and add those poppies to a wreath to remember those who have died for their country.

We completed three wreaths over three days and each afternoon the wreath was laid at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior.

    Adults and children were able to take part in this act of remembrance together

    Adults and children were able to take part in this act of remembrance together

    The whole family was engaged

    The whole family was engaged

    Children also learned how wreaths are created and held together

    Children also learned how wreaths are created and held together

    The Reverend Mark Birch, Minor Canon and Sacrist, led prayer with families as an act of worship before the wreath was laid

    The Reverend Mark Birch, Minor Canon and Sacrist, led prayer with families as an act of worship before the wreath was laid

    All ages could engage with this task and process of remembrance at their own level

    All ages could engage with this task and process of remembrance at their own level

    A child from one of the families was invited to lay the wreath at the foot of the Grave of the Unknown Warrior

    A child from one of the families was invited to lay the wreath at the foot of the Grave of the Unknown Warrior

The Shrine of St Edward the Confessor is one of the most powerful features of the Abbey. To stand in the presence of a man who is both a saint and a monarch is awe-inspiring.

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The Reverend Christopher Stoltz - Minor Canon

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