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uring this annual season of Remembrance, it is only natural, I suppose, for each generation to reflect on those who have gone before. However, when we look back, can we honestly say we compare with our forebears in terms of fortitude, dedication, and a sense of duty? Previous generations were faced with privations, difficulties and dangers that we cannot imagine. So I cannot help but feel that previous generations knew more of sacrificial living and service and even at times self-sacrifice than we do. Continue reading
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR Dates for your Diaries The next few days are going to be a busy time for all of us, in the run-up to Christmas time. It has been and will continue to be busy for many … Continue reading
There are 176 names on the Harris war memorial. Each name representing a son, brother, husband neighbour or friend, tragically taken away in their youth. The appalling loss the Western Isles suffered still continue to shock many years later. The number of names on the various memorials pays tribute to the heavy price these islands paid. My grateful thanks to my friend and colleague Rev Alen McCulloch North Uist for gathering much of the data. Continue reading
At 11am on Saturday we will observe two minutes silence in the church to commemorate the end of hostilities. Additionally, with this year being the centenary of the end of World War 1, the Church bells will peal for a further two minutes. This is in line with a nationwide government request for church bells to be rung in remembrance of the Armistice. After the service we will process to the War Memorial on main street for the wreath laying by many community, service, school and youth organisations
On Sunday 11th November at 6am a short commemoration service will be held at the War Memorial on Main Street to mark the signing of the armistice at 06.00 hrs on 11th November 1918. A warm invitation is extended to all early birds to join us for this solemn act of remembrance. Continue reading
The youth club spent two evenings with Christina Piazza making a Harris tweed wreath for Remembrance day.
The young people enjoyed making this and are very grateful to Christina for giving up her time to help them. he picture below shows Christina with the young people – Neil, Abbie, Scott, Ruth, Callum, Hannah and Amy (missing is Sean) and the finished wreath. They hope to use the wreath on Friday 10th November at the remembrance service at Sir E Scott School and hope to have it in church on Saturday for the armistice service as well. Continue reading