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From the leaflet
Remembrance Sunday - Cenotaph Service

A Service of Remembrance and Commitment
organised by the
Royal British Legion
at the

at 10.50 a.m. Conducted by The Rector of Rushden

"At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them".

The Mission Band with St. Mary's Church Choir
will lead the singing

The Remembrance


FRIENDS, we meet together to commemorate with thanksgiving to God those who died that we and our children might live.

O GOD, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home;
Beneath the shadow of Thy Throne
Thy Saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient is Thine Arm alone,
And our defence is sure.

Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting Thou art God,
To endless years the same.
O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Be Thou are guard while troubles last,
And our eternal home.

Memorial of The Fallen

We remember before You O Lord those who have died in defence of Justice and Freedom, that we might live in peace. They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn; At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, We will remember them.

All shall say: We will remember them.

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Two Minutes' Silence At 11 O'clock


Laying Of Wreaths

Order Of Wreath Laying
Civic Head (or representative); Royal British Legion; Uniformed Crown Services; Royal Naval Association; Army Comrades Associations; Royal Air Force Association; Fire Service.

It is requested that Uniformed Service Cadets; Uniformed Youth Organisations; Civic Clubs and Groups; Private Tributees
lay their wreaths during the singing of "O Valiant Hearts".

Collection for the POPPY APPEAL

O VALIANT Hearts, who to your glory came,
Through dust of conflict and through battle flame.
Tranquil you lie, your knightly virtue proved,
Your memory hallowed in the land you loved.

Proudly you gathered, rank on rank to war,
As who had heard God's message from afar,
All you had hoped for, all you had, you gave
To save Mankind — yourselves you scorned to save.

Long years ago, as earth lay dark and still,
Rose a loud cry, upon a lonely hill,
While in the frailty of our human clay,
Christ, our Redeemer, passed the selfsame way.

O Risen Lord, O Shepherd of our Dead,
Whose Cross has brought us and Whose Staff has led -
In glorious Hope our proud and sorrowing land
Commits her children to Thy gracious Hand.

The Commitment

LORD God our Father, we pledge ourselves to serve You and all mankind, in the cause of peace, for the relief of want and suffering, and for the praise of Your Name, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

All respond: Amen

The Benediction

The National Anthem

Please return this Hymn Sheet to a
future use.

The service in about 1960
The service in about 1960
The service in about 1960
Taken after the wreaths were laid c2005

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