Wreath laying ceremony to feature in Wensleydale Zoom Remembrance Service

Photo: Pip Pointon.

A wreath laying ceremony at Aysgarth Church has been recorded to be included in the Zoom Remembrance Service at 10.45am on Sunday for the Penhill Benefice churches.

It had been intended to hold Remembrance services at  Aysgarth, Redmire and Wensley churches.

Instead there will be an extended Roll of Honour during the Zoom service so that all those from the benefice parishes killed during the two World Wars and the first Iraq War — Captain Philip Guy — will be remembered.

Capt Guy’s parents, Stuart and Ann Guy from Bishopdale, attended the wreath laying along with the Deputy Lieutenant, local councillors and church representatives.

The Zoom service will include organ music from Holy Trinity at Wensley played by Richard Selwyn Sharpe.

The vicar of Penhill Benefice, the Rev Tom Ringland, will interview retired service personnel Roddy and Kirsteen MacKay during the service.

The Zoom service on Sunday can also be followed by phone.

The links are available at https://www.penhillbenefice.co.uk/services

The list of men from Aysgarth parish killed during the two World Wars and the 1st Iraq War along with some short biographies is available at http://www.pipspatch.com/2020/09/01/war-graves-at-aysgarth-church/

Mr Ringland commented concerning the national lockdown: “I’m sure we’re all disappointed that our buildings are once again closed to services – hopefully just for four weeks. We will be maintaining the services by phone and Zoom.”

Details of when Penhill Benefice churches are open for private prayer are on the News page of the benefice website.