The Combined Cadet Force has been operating at Mount St Mary’s for 100 years. Each year they lead a Remembrance Day Service in the grounds of the College in the village of Spinkhill, near Sheffield.
Archives for February 2017
In Flanders field the poppies grow High and low, forever so We remember those who fought They will never be nought We caught the torch you threw Now we hold with pride And we were the poppies that grew In Flanders field the poppies grew We honour those in World war one and two We will always remember By Aoife Callaghan St Helen’s Catholic Primary School, Hoyland
Holy Trinity pupils in Barnsley were joined by a very special guest to commemorate this year’s Armistice Day on Friday, 11 November. Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for South Yorkshire, Andrew Coombe attended the special service, where he gave an address and laid a wreath at the memorial in the school’s peace garden. Head teacher, Anna Dickson said, “Our students presented a wonderful service of remembrance, for which we were proud to welcome the Lord Lieutenant. As the Queen’s personal representative in the county, it was a huge honour to have him attend our service of commemoration.” Secondary students read excerpts from letters sent by soldiers to their families before they were deployed in the WWI battlefields. The Primary Choir performed ‘You Lift Me Up’, which was very well received by the dignitaries and guests.
Hallam Caring Services Family Focus project arranged for a team from World Wide Marriage Encounter to prepare twelve couples, most of whom are getting married in the Diocese of Hallam. The team give their time freely to this ministry and had travelled from the south and west of the country to present this weekend course. The couples expressed their appreciation of the opportunity to focus on each other and their relationship without the usual distractions. Please pray for those about to be married and for all those committed to marriage preparation ministry in the Diocese.
Barnsley Catenians really know how to rub salt in wounds. In November not only did one of their brothers, Pat Ryan, win the Austin Jahnsdorf Draughts Trophy at Shaw Lane Barnsley, but they made Derby President, Andy Holden present the trophy!