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News from the Mag November 2022

Reverend Matthew Price
Vicar, St Mary Magdalene Church, Gorleston

Bishop’s Adviser for Urban and Estates Ministry

November brings around a season of Remembrance. On Remembrance Sunday itself (this year on 13th November) the local focus will be on the war memorial in St George’s Park in Great Yarmouth. There the borough ceremony will take place with local dignitaries and members of the armed forces (past and present) paying their respects to those who have given their lives for our country in war
REMEMBRANCE 2021But did you know there is also a war memorial in Gorleston?
Tucked away inside Gorleston Old Cemetery there is a war memorial to those who gave their lives in the two world wars from our town. Begun a few years ago by the Gorleston-on-Sea Heritage group (GOSH), there is now an annual ceremony on 11th November at 10.55am
The ceremony, which will include the two-minute silence at 11am, has been growing in size in recent years. Last year it was attended by the Mayor and local borough councilors, members of the Royal British Legion, a detachment of the Combined Cadet Force from East Norfolk Sixth Form, pupils from Lynn Grove, Ormiston Venture, Peterhouse Church of England Primary, and Ormiston Herman academies and members of the wider community. In all about 300 people gathered
This seems to me to be a significant event in the life of our town, and if you are available, can I invite you to join this year? We will gather from 10.30am, with the ceremony beginning at 10.55am
When you go home tell them of us and say,
‘For your tomorrows we gave our today’

courtesy of the Gorleston Community Magazine


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