At the beginning of 2016 the Friends of Bethesda decided that they would like to make a statement to remember all the brave men who fell during World War One, a statement similar to the popular “Weeping Window” display at the Tower of London. September is roughly half way through the duration of the First World War so an appropriate time to think of what has gone and what was to come.
We decided to form a river of knitted red Poppies falling from our pulpit and cascading down to, and covering, the floor below. We have added 39 black Poppies to remember the 39 men from Bethesda who did not return home (see attached picture)
On Saturday 24th September 2016 at 12.00 noon we shall hold a Poppy Service in Bethesda. The service shall be held by Rev Jeff Short and we have invited Radio Stoke, the Royal British Legion and Stoke on Trent's Lord Mayor.
There is be an open invitation to all the local churches and to anyone who would like to come to this service and the Friends of Bethesda would be pleased if you and your friends would like to come. We (Friends of Bethesda) believe that it is important to hold services in Bethesda to keep the chapels past high in the minds of those who plan its future.