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Church Full for Service of Remembrance

On the left the parade makes its way through the village on its way to St Remigius and on the right members of the uniformed organisations prepare.

Hethersett Parish Church was full for the 2012 Remembrance Sunday Service held on November 11th.

The service was preceded by two minutes' silence - fittingly at 11 a.m on the 11th day of the eleventh month - and the laying of wreaths on the village war memorial.

The Guides, Scouts, Brownies, Beavers and Cubs marched to the church from the centre of the village. Duncan Pigg once again read out the names of those who had died during the two World Wars and also the Cyprus campaign prior to the last post being played.

Wreaths were laid by representatives of the youth organisations, the pensioners association, schools, Hethersett Parish Council and churches.

Inside the church the service of remembrance was led by The Rev Canon Graham Drake who spoke of the need to remember the men who had given the ultimate sacrifice for "truth, justice and freedom."

He also pointed out that the day marked the official last day of Hethersett's Rector the Rev Di Lammas who officiated at her final village service at the end of September.

The service featured Bible readings from church warden Rick Palmer and chair of Hethersett Parish Council Fred Watkins. The act of penitence was led by John Head and Intercession was led by Mrs Jackie Baker. At the conclusion of the service the church choir sang "They Shall Not Grow Old" to a musical setting by Douglas Guest of the war poem by Laurence Binyon.