Throughout the Centenary commemorations St James Church, Mere Green, has been remembering the men of the parish who lost their lives during World War One.
On the 100th anniversary of the death of each man, we have remembered him by name and displayed his details, along with our Tower of London Poppy, in our Lady Chapel.
Each year during our 10am Remembrance service we read the list of WW1 & WW2 names and hold the 2 minutes silence, along with the rest of the country.
This year, on Remembrance Day, we will be ringing our bell at 12.30pm, in line with the Governments request for churches to join together to commemorate the end of WW1.
Also, on Remembrance Day, at 5.00pm St James church will be open for anyone to come in to view a display honouring the 40 men of
St James, Hill, Mere Green, who lost their lives in the Great War. Some returned home and died of their wounds and are buried in St James churchyard.
At 6pm there will be a short talk about the impact WW1 had on the lives of these men & their families. Drop in to find out more about them – who they were and where their families lived, in 1914-1918. You can find us on Mere Green Road, opposite Sainsburys.
A full list of the names of the men can be found below, perhaps you are related to one of them, if so come and see what we have discovered about each man & his family.
Everyone is welcome to a service of readings and hymns beginning at 6.30pm to draw our WW1 Centenary commemorations to an end. However, every year each man will continue to be remembered by the parish of St James for the sacrifices they made.
|William Alfred James||Bickley|
|Rev. James Leitch||Cappell|
|N (George Nelson)||Chamberlain|
|Reginald Bertram Clive||Chopping|
|P (George Phillip)||Eads|
|Archibald G||Hutton Balfour|