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Service will mark Great War victims

The new east window at Ashington Parish Church of the Holy Sepulchre is dedicated to those who lost their lives in the First World War.

The new east window at Ashington Parish Church of the Holy Sepulchre is dedicated to those who lost their lives in the First World War.

A special service to commemorate those in the Ashington area who lost their lives in the First World War takes place next weekend.

The service at the Ashington Parish Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Sunday, August 3, will conclude with The Last Post, a pause for silence, Reveille and prayers for peace.

Poems written by Wilfred Owen and memoirs of an infantry officer by Siegfried Sassoon will be read out whilst hymns will include For the Healing of the Nations, I Vow to Thee my Country and All my Hope on God is Founded.

A spokesperson for the church said: “Our east window is dedicated to those in our parish who lost their lives in the Great War and an inscription at the bottom of it reads ‘To the glory of God in memory of the men from this parish who fell in the Great War 1914-18’.

“We also have a roll of honour – and all of the names will be read out during the service.

“We would like to think that there are people who still have relatives and maybe some still living who had a grandfather in the war - and we would love them to come along to the service which will begin at 3pm.”

 

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