Our new Vicar, Fr Mark, is a member of the Royal Army Chaplains’ Department so has a busy week in the run up to Remembrance Sunday.
The week starts at 10.45am on Monday 7th when he will dedicate the Newport City Garden of Remembrance at the Tax Office, Clarence Place. On Wednesday at 7.15pm he will preach at Warren Church on the Defence Training Estate in Pembrokeshire. The Warren Church is a living example of reconciliation. A former Church in Wales building in dereliction, it was taken over by the Germany Army when it was stationed at the Castlemartin Range and renovated. Wednesday’s service will include the German National Anthem sung alongside the British and Welsh – and all three flags will be flying. Friday is Remembrance day itself and 11am will be marked with a 2 minute silence at the University of Wales, Newport (Caerleon Campus). This year’s Act of Remembrance will happen at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month of the 11th year. Saturday evening the 12th will be spent at Raglan Barracks remembering with VEterans and serving TA Soldiers.On Remembrance Sunday its self, Fr Mark will start at Newport Cathedral at 8am then All Saints Brynglas at 10.30am before going on to Monmouth Castle for 12noon for the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia) Memorial.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning: We will remember them