Holy Trinity with St.Andrew’s Wishaw mark the Armistice Centenary Together

14th November 2018


A special united service with St.Andrew’s Wishaw was held at Holy Trinity last Sunday 11th November to mark the centenary of the ending of the First World War. The church was decorated throughout for the occasion by Phyllis Hands to emphasise the theme of the poppy as the emblem of the annual appeal. To mark the act of remembrance at 11.00am the service commenced with hymns and readings.  The sermon was given by Rev Andrew Duff veteran forces padre who shared a message about hope and peace in the face of evil in the world. (A RECORDING CAN BE ACCESSED HERE with Google DRIVE)  At 11.00 am for observing the 2 minutes silence the Last Post and the Reveille were sounded by Bandsman Gordon Millar of the Motherwell Salvation Army band. A poppy wreath was laid by Major Garry Dunning at the memorial on the north wall of the church, and the names of the fallen were read out for those from both world wars for Holy Trinity, Motherwell and St. Andrew’s Wishaw. Members of the congregation brought mementos and photographs relating to family members who had seen service or been lost in battle as far afield as the Far East and the Western Front.  Prayers for the world were led by Charlie Sargent Lay Reader Emeritus, and the readings were given by Ian Wilkins. The rector presided at the Eucharist. The organist Mrs Betty Sargent played voluntaries on the theme of Remembrance and accompanied the Eucharistic setting for the choir, the hymns and the National Anthem. Later in the day Rev Andrew Duff and the Rector joined the procession of veterans, services and uniformed organisations in the civic procession to attend the service at The Duchess of Hamilton Park and to lay a wreath in memory of the fallen of Holy Trinity at the Cenotaph.