Remembrance 2017

St Giles Church was full with families of all ages joining together for the Remembrance Day service on 12th November.

Members of  youth organisations from around Stoke Poges paraded their flags while Parish council members and others laid wreaths before the Act of Remembrance.

A Remembrance Focus, told the stories of the 18 men from Stoke Poges, who all died in 1917 “The Saddest year for Stoke Poges”.  As the story unfolded, one by one, a wooden cross was placed at the front of the church by different members of the congregation.

Students from Teikyo School accompanied their Headmaster, Mr Nakayama (pictured above) and English Teacher, Ms Mari Kubo. They joined 7Up members to welcome people into the church and afterwards presented a cheque, donating a percentage of the proceeds from their school fete to the St Andrew’s Youth Club. The Youth Club have been forging links with a few students at the school and we are very grateful for their support. Teikyo students will be joining us again for Leaf Raking at St Giles’ on 25th November.