War graves and closing churches

Apr 27th, 2015 | By | Category: Ministry

Standing in a war graves cemetery in Northern France on Thursday, 23rd April, we paid our respects to a man who had left his family’s farm in the Irish midlands to volunteer for service in the British army and who had served with both Irish and English regiments before being killed in action a month before the 1918 armistice. It was thought unlikely that any member of the soldier’s family would ever have had the opportunity to visit the grave, so it was felt important that we do more than pass it by. We …