On Remembrance Sunday, 8th November, St Matthew’s Church will dedicate a cross which is covered in poppies identifying each of the servicemen and women named on their War Memorials.
The cross will then stand outside the church until Remembrance Day on 11th November and members of the public are invited to pin their own poppy to it naming someone affected by any war.
St Matthew’s will hold 2 Services of Remembrance this year- on Sunday 8th November and Wednesday 11th November both at 10.45-11.15am.
The service on Sunday 8th is now “sold out” – what strange times we are in- but if anyone would like to attend the service on Wednesday 11th November please book a ticket via Eventbrite on https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sunday-worship-tickets-127686837769 by Monday 9th November (numbers are limited to 50 maximum) and services are subject to Track and Trace rules and the wearing of a mask at all times.
The retiral offering after both services will go to Poppy Scotland.
Thank you to our uniformed organisations who, though unable to attend as usual due to Covid restrictions, have contributed their flags and painted stones and pinwheels in commemoration.
We remember especially this year those 4 young men, formerly at Perth Academy and whose names appear on our War Memorials in St Matthew’s, whose graves are in Perth Cemetery as pictured below. Thanks to our friend, Dave Dykes, for his researches.