Rector’s Jottings (40/2019)
As you can see above, our church is decorated with beautiful red poppies in preparation for Remembrance Sunday, 10th November.
The Open Day last Saturday was a reminder of the talent for flower arranging we hold in our midst, and these arrangements in the picture hold great meaning in their symbolism to help us prepare for the important themes of the remembrance season.
The bare branches, giving the arrangement structure in the background, represent the bleakness of the battlefield. We will not only remember those great battles we learnt about in our history lessons study the great wars of the past century or so, but a powerful reminder of the fields of battle in our news across the world still today.