On Sunday November 11th 2018 the Reverend Dr. Pippa Madgwick led the congregation of 56 parishioners and visitors in a service of remembrance and thanksgiving to mark the centenary of the Armistice that brought an end to the hostilities of World War I.
The Ridlington Choir performed, under the direction of Martin Wall, a selection of well known songs from that conflict, and the Rutland Poppy project presented the Church with a permanent memorial, the Poppy Horseshoe, which will remain in the Church.
Details of the 8 who did not survive the War were read to the congregation and their absence further remembered by the presence of 8 silhouettes – ‘There But Not There’ – supplied by the Charity “Lest We Forget”.
In addition, the names of the other 25 who served in the War were read out. The service ended with a moving rendition of ‘Empty Chairs at Empty Tables’.
At 11:00 am a two minute silence was kept and the bells were then run out.
Following the service refreshments were provided.