Bagshot Chapel – Carol Service.


Photo by Jason Plimmer

A very big thank you to everyone who came along this evening, to the Carol Service at Bagshot Chapel. We were lucky to have the Chapel and pathways illuminated by lights ‘borrowed’ from the M3 construction team, Colas Ltd. We also had lanterns illuminating the Wall and Garden of Remembrance and the 1914 – 2014 Memorial Garden.
It was a tad chilly – inside and out, but the congregation sang with gusto, and the children gave an endearing rendition of Away in a Manger – cue tissues! Special thanks to Rev Andreas from St Anne’s, who held things together beautifully, to John, our guitarist, Nick and Mel our readers and Eugenie, who told us the sad story of Emily Jane Popejoy.
At the end of the service, many gathered around Emily’s final resting place, where a special winter floral tribute was placed. Eugenie then told us about three gentlemen, also now at rest in Bagshot Cemetery, who fought in the First World War and how their actions gave us the freedom we all enjoy today.
and finally, we sang the first verse of Silent Night, remembering Emily and the three war heroes, but also all those family and friends who are no longer with us, but always in our hearts at Christmas time. ………    Sleep in Heavenly peace ….. Sleep in Heavenly peace
Thank you Bagshot,
Valerie and Tina x

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