poppyThis Sunday is for us a day  to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom.
In the spring of 1915, shortly after losing a friend in Ypres, a Canadian doctor, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae was inspired by the sight of poppies growing in battle-scarred fields to write a now famous poem called ‘In Flanders Fields’. After the First World War, the poppy was adopted as a symbol of Remembrance.
  • There is a Remembrance Service at the Memorial Gardens in Ashford this Sunday at 11.00am. All are welcome.
  • At 10.30am Mass in St Teresa’s there will be  a Requiem Mass for the dead of the two World Wars.