On Remembrance Sunday (12th November) the residents of Ifield, the congregation of St Margaret’s Church and 2nd Ifield (St Margaret’s) Scout Group gathered around the war memorial in Ifield churchyard for two minutes silence and wreath laying. The ceremony, with the last post and reveille, included prayers, remembering those who had died in wars and for peace.
The ceremony at the war memorial was preceded by a service St Margaret’s Church attended by 100 Scouts plus their families and followed by the regular Sunday service in the Church.
The Rector of Ifield, Revd Simon Newham, took the service for the Scouts and the assistant curate, Revd Jamie Gater, preached.
Brian Eastman, Group President for 2nd Ifield Scouts, congratulated members on the smart turnout of Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and the Scout Network both in church and at the war memorial.