Civic Remembrance Day Service 2019
On Sunday, 10th November, representatives from across the community joined together in a memorable service at St Paul’s Church to mark the 80th anniversary year of the start of the Second World War. The service had been devised by the Very Revd Nigel McCulloch, former Bishop of Manchester, and the Revd Sue Wilson presided, with clergy from the Roman Catholic, Methodist and United Reformed Churches also taking part. The Deputy Lt of Cumbria Jane Irwin and the Mayor of Grange Peter Endsor led the wreath bearers, which included the voluntary service organisations. The Union Flag and Standard of the Royal British Legion led the procession of banners of the uniformed organisations. Readings were given by the Head of Cartmel Secondary School, the Year 1 teacher from the local primary school (who provided a choir).
Following the service, Flookburgh Silver Band led the procession down through the town to the ornamental gardens, for the final Act of Remembrance with the Last Post, two minutes’ silence, and the laying of the wreaths.