November is a season of remembering. The days are becoming shorter, the nights longer and the weather chillier and more changeable so there seems to be more time to reflect on the past. It can be an especially difficult time for those more recently bereaved, but many of us find ourselves remembering those who have died even if we don't have personal memories of those lost to war.
Messy Church was a chance to explore what the symbolism of poppies means to children. They were very well informed and understood a great deal about the sacrifices made for them a long time before they were even born. Their contributions were added to by some of the regular Sunday morning congregation as well as by the Rainbows and Brownies who meet in the Parish Room.