Churches across the Diocese of Truro played a central role in the Remembrance services on Sunday.


Tregony Remembrance

In Tregony, the congregations of both St Cuby Parish Church and Cornelly Church joined with other local organisations and villagers to remember those from village who had given their lives in war.

Held outdoors in the village square, the service saw various local groups including the scouts, school pupils and others lay wreaths at the cenotaph before joining in hymns. Recently retired organist Richard Heywood provided the accompaniment despite stepping down from church playing after 30 years.

The last post was played by talented local pupil Chloe Hargreaves, aged 11.tregony2

The service was followed by refreshments served by the Christian Bible Fellowship.

Around 80 people from across the Meneage parishes gathered at Mawgan War Memorial on Remembrance Sunday for the Act of Remembrance. The high attendance, including many young children, demonstrates the continuing importance, to a wide range of people, of remembering those who have given their lives in conflicts. The muffled church bells could be heard across the village just before 11am when Chris Knuckey spoke the exhortation and laid the Royal British Legion wreath on the memorial. Children Ella Newman and Alex Rand laid a wreath for Garras School, and Maud Ridley, accompanied by her mother, laid the wreath from Owlets Preschool. Other wreaths, posies and crosses laid included those on behalf of HMS Seahawk, RNAS Culdrose, laid by Commander Jeff Bell, Mawgan Parish Council laid by Chairman, Cllr Kevin Roberts, St Martin Parish Council laid by Chairman, Cllr Phillip Jenkin,


Mawgan Remembrance Service

Mawgan Luncheon Club laid by Sue Stone, Mawgan Recreation Hall laid by Colin Chapman, Mawgan Friendship Club laid by Hazel Kelly, St Mawgan in Meneage Church laid by Churchwarden Lindsay Hockley, Mawgan Church Bell ringers laid by Churchwarden Pauline Arnold, and Parc Vro Residential Home, opposite the Memorial, where residents could be seen watching from the windows as Peter Mcloughlin laid their wreath. Harvey Nicholas represented the St Elvan Scouts and Ron Burdekin the Royal Naval Association.

The service of Remembrance was led by the Reverend Heather Aston, and the hymns were accompanied, on the cornet, by Anthony Hoskin who also played the Last Post and Reveille either side of the two minutes silence. As a mark of respect the traffic was stopped on the busy roundabout for the silence.

Around £200 was raised on the day for the British Legion.