Next year, 2014, is the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and many events to mark this are being planned around the country.
Here at St Chrysostom’s we have the War Memorial for our area, Victoria Park, in the Anson Chapel, on which are listed the names of 72 men of our area who died in the First World War. Some of those who died are commemorated by memorial gifts in church.
Over the coming months we will be researching the stories of those named on the memorial, so that we will know more about them, and we aim to publish the information on a website and in a folder in church. We’d welcome offers of help for this work.
During 2014 we hope to have a special commemorative event building on the research, and children from St Chrysostom’s School also will be doing work on local stories connected with the war.