Morcott’s Remembrance Sunday Service on 9 November 2014 will start by gathering at 10.50am at the newly-renovated War Memorial, in the Churchyard Extension on the High Street.
The Rev Mark Battison will re-dedicate the War Memorial and a wreath will be laid. The names of the fallen in two World Wars will be remembered. After the two minutes’ silence at 11am, the congregation will move to St Mary’s Church where the Remembrance Sunday Service will continue.
The cash collection at church will benefit the Royal British Legion (those who wish to donate to church are asked to use the envelopes, as usual).
Morcott Parish Council initiated the renovation of the War Memorial to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great War. As well as cleaning the stone, missing letters from the names of those who died in WW1 have been renewed, and the name of the one serviceman who died in WW2 has been added. The work has been carried out by Rutland County Council, with permission from the Diocese of Peterborough. Because the Churchyard Extension is formally closed, RCC is responsible for its upkeep and so the renovation of the War Memorial has been carried out at no cost to villagers.