Flowers for the King … and the Fallen

Ss. Simon & Jude Church, Cockshutt

It has been a busy time; getting up at the crack of dawn to be first in the queue at the Florist and so choose, and buy, the very best of flowers in various shades of Red, White and Blue, to celebrate our King’s coronation.  Afterwards, it was straight to the Church, armed with flasks of hot tea and the ubiquitous chocolate biscuits, and all the paraphernalia needed when working with flowers.  Having set-up in a quiet corner, the entire morning was then given to arranging the flowers, ready to celebrate King Charles III coronation and our special Coronation Songs of Praise service, on Sunday 7th May.  What joyous events they both were!

Nevertheless, despite all the merriment and celebration, we continued to remember a group of very special people; those from our parish, who served and died for King and Country in WW1 and WW2.  Inside the Church, there is a Roll of Honour for each group, and so, quietly, and without fanfare, simple posies of Spring-time garden flowers were placed next to them, in deep and grateful gratitude, for their sacrifice.


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We have a sister site – that details the lives of those who fell, from Cockshutt, in WW1.

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