Sheet Remembrance Sunday service packs church

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Monday 14th November 2016 2:00 pm
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Clergy, scouts, Sheet residents and naval officers gather for the Remembrance Service in St Mary's Church. ()

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ST MARY’S church in Sheet was packed for this year’s Remembrance Sunday service and wreath laying.

And for the first time in years, Sheet Scout Group, including Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and leaders, paraded in arm sunny weather from the scout hut off Inmans Lane to the church for the service.

The scouts with the Union Flag and scout banners, gathered round the war memorial with about 100 servicemen, former servicemen, Sheet residents, families, friends and relatives for the Act Of Remembrance.

Led by Sheet vicar, the Reverend Richard Saunderson, the Roll of Honour was read out, and a two minute silence observed, before trumpeter Helmut Hauer played the Last Post and Reveille.

Wreaths were laid at the memorial by Vice Admiral Sir John Dunt, Sheet councillors Vaughan Clarke and Bill Bird and a Scouts representative.

The congregation then processed into St Mary's for the service, led by the Reverend Mick Micklethwaite. Royal Navy Commander Tim Horne read the lesson, and Rev Saunderson gave the sermon.

Afterward the congregation enjoyed tea, coffee and biscuits in Sheet village hall.

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