Friends of St. Mary’s – Armistice Event

At 11.00 am on Monday, 11th November 1918 the guns fell silent on the Western Front and around the globe for the first time in more than four years, marking the end of what became known as the Great War. At least 10 million people were killed including more than one million in the British Army. Few communities were spared: Upton lost 12 of its young men, half of them from just two families.

We will be marking the centenary of the Armistice in St Mary’s Church on Saturday 10th November starting at 7.30pm in an event which will also include a fascinating presentation on the history of the church itself. The programme will be:

  1. Readings of poetry and prose commemorating the Great War
  2. Stories and history behind the men on Upton’s war memorial
  3. Interval and refreshments
  4. A short history of St Mary’s, presented by Fr Jason St John Nicolle

All Uptonians will be most welcome to attend. There will be no entry charge, just voluntary contributions to the cost of refreshments. The evening will conclude at about 9.00pm

Just so we have an idea of numbers for catering purposes it would be helpful if you could let Jessie (851206 – or Paul (851251 – know if you plan to attend.