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The bell ringers at St Mary the Virgin Church, Thorpe Arnold, pictured with the Revd Dr Mary Barr.

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poppypngsmallBells rang out three times on Remembrance Sunday in St Mary the Virgin Church, Thorpe Arnold.
They rang out at 9.45am, prior to the start of the Remembrance Service, at 11am to coincide with the actual time of the Armistice and at 12.30pm as part of a nationwide commemoration. 
The bells at 9.45am and 11am were half-muffled, whilst they were un-muffled at 12.30pm. Several of the team who were ringing have only recently been recruited as part of a national “Ringing Remembers” initiative in memory of the 1,400 bell ringers who are known to have died during World War One and they were keen to honour their memory in this way.  
poppypngsmallAn Act of Remembrance took place at 10.15am at St Mary the Virgin Church, followed by a Remembrance Service at 10.50am. Both were taken by the Revd Dr Mary Barr.
And an Act of Remembrance took place at 10.45am at Burton Lazars Village Hall followed by a Remembrance Service at 11.15am. These were led by the Revd Stuart Adlington.

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Above and below: The Act of Remembrance outside St Mary the Virgin Church, Thorpe Arnold.

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Above: The altar poppy display in St Mary the Virgin Church.

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