church holds events to mark centenary of WW1
series of events is being held in Burnham-On-Sea to mark the centenary
of the First World War.
Andrew's Church hosted a special commemoration of the outbreak
of World War 1 on Saturday evening when songs and poems from the
time, along with stories of those who left to go to the 'front'
(Sunday 3rd August) there will be a Civic Service at 3pm in St
Andrew's Church which members of the Town Council along with Burnham
and Highbridge's Mayor, Cllr Martin Cox, will be present.
event will also see the Mayor planting a comemorative tree and
78 crosses in the ground around it. "The number 78 is important
as this represents the number of those killed in the First War
from Burnham-On-Sea," said Rev Graham Witts.
Monday evening (August 4th) from 10pm to 11pm there will be a
candlelit vigil to mark the actual date of the outbreak of war.
Rev Witts said: "I hope that people will come along and join
in this marking of the centenery of the outbreak of the First
present conflicts in the world are a stark reminder of how ordinary
people get caught up in the events of history."
is a stark reminder then, not just of a historic event, but of
the present cost of conflict at a community and individual level."