Dedication of the Royal Artillery Stad Ieper Standard- Tuesday 4th December23 November 2018
St George's Memorial Church
(Please take seats by 2.50pm)
The Stad Ieper...
Poppy Field- Sunday 16th December 201820 November 2018
Michael Morpurgo, Clare Morpurgo
& Voices at the Door
(Barry Coope, Jim Boyes, Fi Fraser, Jo ...
Poppy Cascade- Construction Period26 October 2018
Just back from St George's; below is my recommended recipe for a successful Poppy Cascade Constuction:14,000 poppies (knitted, crocheted, or felt) ...
The Poppy Cascade- Update- 13500 and still counting!15 October 2018
There has been an amazing response to my appeal for people to make me a
poppy with which to decorate St George's Memorial Church, Ypres. To date th...
Armistice Day- Centenary Poppy Display23 July 2018
INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING POPPIES
Poppies should be made in red yarn by knitting or crocheting; or cut out of red felt using the template. The felt...
Chivenor Military Wives1 July 2018
Join us on Saturday 8th September for a unique event.
First Quarter Peal by a Belgian trained in Ypres at St Georges Memorial Church27 May 2018
St George's, Ypres, Belgium
Saturday, 26 May 2018 in 45 minutes (6–1–11 in B)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Lavinia Sullivan
There But Not There4 May 2018
In 2018 a variety of creative projects have been launched to mark the centenary of the Armistice. One such project is the “There But Not There” campaig...
An Episcopal Visit to St George's Memorial Church4 May 2018
The ministry of St George’s memorial church is not like that of a typical parish church in the UK. It is a place where remarkable events and encounters t...
The Rededication of Headstones for Australian Soldiers of the Great War28 April 2018
On Saturday 21st April I took part in the Rededication of two headstones for two Australian soldiers of the Great War. This took place as part of the cycle...
Session 3: Bellringing Training at St Georges Memorial Church Ypres 4th – 9th April 201821 April 2018
St Georges Memorial Church Bellringers Ypres, have just finished their third session of training with the ART team of trainers from the UK led by Clare McA...
Private Thomas Edmundson17 March 2018
“I ONCE WAS LOST BUT NOW AM FOUND ... AND GRACE WILL LEAD ME HOME” reads the very poignant epitaph on Pte. Edmundson's new headstone.
Mothering Sunday12 March 2018
The Doox Book: The story of a mother's love
Last Friday I took part in making an inventory of all the church plate and valuables for the annual rep...
Latest Bellringing Update24 February 2018
The Bellringing training at St George's church has been moving ahead apace this week. The bellringing instructors have been teaching three groups of ringer...
Bell Ringing- 10th January 201819 January 2018
5088 Ypres Surprise Major
Composed by Robert D S Brown
1 David A Town
2 Philip Rogers
3 Charles P Quartley
4 Graham A Duk...
Christmas Carols1 December 2017
On 17th December, St George’s Church celebrated its Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. In this service the story of the Nativity was retold through rea...
Latest Newsletters26 November 2017
The lastest Friends Newsletters, Church Newsletter and Advent Reflections can be be accessed here.
Armistice Day18 November 2017
Only Remembered: Armistice and Remembrance at St George’s Church 2017
Fading away like the stars in the morning,
Losing their light in the ...
Bells for St Georges- Dedication29 October 2017
The Blessing of the Bells service took place on Sunday 22nd October and was attended by 200 people..There was a Procession of Standards led by the Rt Revd ...
The Bells have Arrived3 September 2017
On the 30th August the vehicles travelled, under their own power, from Tyne Cot Cemetery to the Menin Gate via Hooge Crater Cemetery, Perth Cemetery (China...
Journey of the Bells for St Georges29 August 2017
The bells spent the weekend at the Great Dorset Steam Fair and got a very good send off to Ypres via a WW1 military escort.
Latest News on the Bells for St George3 August 2017
All 8 bells have been cast and tuned at the foundry of John Taylor & Co. in Loughborough and are ready for the journey to Y...
Camden Youth Orchestra and Concert Band1 August 2017
Last Thursday, we hosted the Camden Youth Orchestra and Concert Band and were treated to a truly wonderful concert. The programme was as follows:Ov...
The Essential Bit of Great War Kit6 July 2017
There is a piece of kit used by all British and French soldiers that defines the Great War in my mind, capturing it in time and space. It delineates it fro...
Early Pilgrims29 June 2017
As someone who is currently researching Ypres as a memory site; as a place of competing narratives about the war and its meaning where each combatant natio...