WW1 Poppies planted


poppiesPoppies are being planted in churchyards and church schools across the diocese as part of an educational project to mark the outbreak of the First World War in partnership with the Royal British Legion.

HRH the Earl of Essex and the Countess of Wessex scattered seeds outside Dorchester Abbey on Friday 25 April.

The children and families from Dorchester St Birinus CE School, pre-school and toddler group, along with members of families of men remembered from the First World War here will scatter poppies at Dorchester Abbey on Thursday 1 May at 10am.

The Bishop of Dorchester, Rt Revd Colin Fletcher, will be planting poppy seeds at St Peter and St Paul, Steeple Aston on 1 May at 1pm.  He will be joined by schoolchildren from Dr Radcliffe’s CE Primary School, the church primary school in the village, and by members of the congregation from the church.  This is part of the village commemoration of the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, which will also include a Vigil Service on 4 August.

The Revd Jan Fielden, Associate Priest at Charlbury with Shorthampton, will be planting poppy seeds at Chadlington CE Primary School on Tuesday 6 May at 1pm. Poppy seeds will also be planted in the churchyard of St Mary the Virgin, Charlbury on Thursday 1 May.

These are just some examples – please send in pictures of poppy planting to doornews@googlemail.com. For more information and resources for marking the centenary, see our WW1 resources and the special Church of England website.

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