On Remembrance Sunday (11th November) the residents of Ifield, the congregation of St Margaret’s Church and 2nd Ifield (St Margaret’s) Scout Group gathered around the war memorial in Ifield churchyard for two minutes silence, the last post and reveille, wreath laying included prayers, remembering those who had died in wars and for peace.
The ceremony at the war memorial was preceded by a service in St Margaret’s Church attended by 100 Scouts plus their families. The silence at the war memorial was followed by the regular Sunday service in the Church.
The Rector of Ifield, Revd Simon Newham, took both the services. He reflected on the lives of men and women who had joined the forces during the First World War, which ended 100 years before the services.
Brian Eastman, Group President for 2nd Ifield Scouts, congratulated members on the smart turnout of Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and the Scout Network both in church and at the war memorial. Photos taken by Scott Wheeler.