Kentisbury’s Centenary commemorations

To commemorate the end of WWl 100 years ago the bells of our church rang out on Sunday 11th November from 4.30pm and the Remembrance service began at 5.00pm  conducted by Revd Rosie Austin followed by light refreshments.

There were displays in the Church which reflected WWl – with the Kentisbury WI  using poppies which members, their families and friends had made (knitted, crocheted and paper) during the autumn. Another display depicted a windswept battlefield and iIncluded WWl memorabilia loaned by local people, together with some information on those with connections to Kentisbury who gave their ultimate sacrifice.

The service included lighting a candle on the altar by a relative, if present, for each person who lost their life during WWl.  If no relative was present, the candles were lit by Frank Barrow of Kentisbury who also read part of the Exhortation.  Lisa Gubb also took part in the service which also included the Last Post, two minutes silence and Reveille. Wreaths were also laid on behalf of the Church and Kentisbury Parish Council by Brenda Bowden and Jim Pile respectively.

Sincere thanks to the bell ringers who for some had been their fourth and sixth time of ringing in one day and also to all who helped in anyway with marking the occasion.

The photograph below shows a mug, given to Kentisbury children in 1919 to commemorate the end of the Great War.


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