St Giles’ Parish Church Remembers
St Giles’ Parish Church in Wrexham which houses the Regimental Chapel of the Royal Welch Fusiliers is commemorating the centenary of the Armistice in a number of ways.
From the 3rd November, we are co-hosting an exhibition highlighting the role of local people in the history of the Great War, and this will be in addition to our commemoration poppies. The RWF lost close to 10,000 men in the War, so to remember them, people far and wide, from Australia to members of the St Giles’ congregation and also many people from the Wrexham community have been knitting 10,000 poppies which will be displayed in the RWF Chapel, next to the Town’s War Memorials. Please drop in: the church will be open between 10am and 4pm every day.
On Sunday 11th November itself, in addition to our usual services at 8am, 9.30am and 11am, at 4.30pm there is an open invitation to a tea party for all those who have knitted poppies. During the course of the day, the Bell-ringers will be participating in the Ringing Remembers national act of remembrance on our unique ring of ten bells.
In the evening, at 6pm, we are welcoming community leaders to join us and the Rhos Orpheus Choir in an Act of Commemoration, where we will use a blend of music, words and silence to reflect on the events of 100 years ago.
Finally at 7pm, on the top of the iconic tower, a beacon will be lit, again as part of a national commemoration.
Special Events for Remembrance
From 3rd November : Commemorative Exhibition. Church open 10am-4pm
4.30pm – Tea, coffee and cake for Poppy makers.
6pm – Act of Commemoration with Rhos Orpheus Choir
7pm – Beacon Lighting
Everyone is welcome to every event