Newbiggin Service of Remembrance 11th November 2022

A  Service of Remembrance took place on Friday morning at Newbiggin Memorial Park organised by Newbiggin by the Sea Town Council in partnership with Father Anthony, and Newbiggin Veterans Association.

The service was attended by children from Northumberland Church of England Academy Grace Darling Campus accompanied staff, Town Councillors, Ian Lavery MP, County Councillor Elizabeth Simpson, Veterans and residents who all watched the children lay a wreath.

All participated in the two minutes silence and prayers that were led by Farther Anthony.  Councillor Alison Sutherland read from John 14; ‘Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid‘.

The children participating in the service read a poem beautifully.

Remembrance Day Remembered by John Mole:

For the sake of men we never knew

We trooped into the hall

Where their names in golden letters

Were written on the wall.


Somebody sounded a bugle

And ghosts seemed everywhere

Until the last note softly fell

On the suddenly empty air.


Then the world filled up with living

In its own accustomed way,

With the usual busy traffic

Of the usual busy day.


But what I most remember

And know that I always will

Is how we stood utterly silent

And absolutely still.


We thank all that attended and paid their respects.  We are particularly proud of the children who are a credit to Grace Darling Campus.

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