Our act of Remembrance will be during the 10:00 Mass on Sunday 8th November, which will be streamed on the St Richard's Facebook page. But in addition to this, we would like to make a display of homemade poppies on the notice board outside of church, so that people walking past the church can be reminded of this important day in the calendar
Family and children's challenge... Create a poppy (or poppies!) by drawing, painting, printing, colouring, sticking, or in whatever way you feel inspired. The finished poppies should be 2 dimensional so that they can be laminated to protect them from the rain when they are on the notice board.
To the right are a few ideas, with instructions, of what could be done, but feel free to be as creative as you like! And if you want to write a message on your poppy, that's OK too!
Please get the finished poppies to Fr Chris by Saturday 7th November, so that they can be displayed. (They can be dropped off during the foodbank drop off times). Due to the lockdown restrictions you could photograph them and email them to Fr Chris.
Remembrance Day facts Remembrance Day, or also known as Armistice Day, marks the day World War One ended in 1918. On the 11th day of the 11th month at 11am, a two minute silence is held as a tribute to those who lost their lives fighting for their country.
The anniversary is used to remember those who have died not just in World War One, but also World War Two, the Gulf and Falklands Wars, as well as recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Remembrance Sunday is also recognised each year, which falls on the second Sunday in November and ceremonies are held throughout the country at churches, cenotaphs and war memorials.
The Royal Family gather at The Cenotaph in Whitehall, London for a memorial service which is televised.
The “Last Post” is traditionally played to mark the start of the two minute silence in Remembrance Day memorials, and the sounding of “Reveille” or “The Rouse” follows the end of the silence.
The remembrance poppy has been used since 1921 to honour those who died, which was inspired by World War One poem “In Flanders Fields”.
In the few weeks leading up to Remembrance Sunday, The Royal British Legion distribute poppies in return for donations to their “Poppy Appeal” which supports current and former British veterans
"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them"
You will need: A4 or A3 paper or card and a selection of different coloured red, green, black tissue paper, plus card and cellophane Draw your poppy shape and stick squares of paper on to create your poppy (remember to keep it keep flat so your poppy can be laminated)
You will need: A3 or A4 black card, tracing paper or greaseproof paper, red, green, pink tissue paper Draw and cut an outline of a poppy from black card. Draw an outline on the tracing paper Stick squares of tissue paper onto the tracing paper Finally, stick your outline to the tracing paper.
You will need: A4 or A3 paper or card, green, black and red paint, crayons or felt tips. Create your poppy shape by printing your hands or drawing around your hand and colouring it in.