Remembrance Sunday - Arboleas
The Armistices Day service in the beautiful Church in the centre of Arboleas was a moving and wonderful tribute of Remembrance to those fallen in war. Our church joined with both Zurgena and Albox RBL for a really amazing service. The church was full to capacity, with many standing in the aisles and more chairs having to be brought in, between 300 and 400, many wearing their medals.It was emotional and poignant for us all. Rev Canon Alan Bennett led the service with Readers Duncan Burr and Margie Gall assisting. Duncan had worked so hard with the RBL to plan this wonderful service and we thank all those who gave so much to make it special beyond words.
Lynne Alexander and Doreen Parker sang "Band of Brothers" and Sharon Regan sang "Pie Jesus" accompanied by Sue Morrison on piano and organ. Darren Elsum played the Last Post and Reveille on the trumpet, a very emotional moment for us all, each with their own thoughts for the 2 minute silence when loved ones and companions were remembered with great reverence.
The Standard Bearers, were Ian Stewart for Albox and Pete Reynolds for Zurgena
It is hard to sum up this wonderful service, our Spanish friends said it was "precioso" and maybe that is the word to use!"
Text by Margie Gall. Photographs by Richard Gall