Centenary event at Church

Belhelvie Church
Belhelvie Church

Belhelvie Church of Scotland has organised a number of special events to mark the centenary of the end of the Great War.

The events will be held around its regular Remembrance Service.

An Armistice Walk for Peace will be held on Remembrance Sunday.

The walk will start at 10am from the White Horse Inn in Balmedie and head back to the church. It is expected to take 15 minutes and all are welcome to join in.

The congregation have been successful in gaining an award of 10 ‘silhouettes’ from The Armed Forces Covenant Trust and these will be installed in the church for the service.

The clear perspex figures will sit in the pews as a powerful reminder of the men from our community who fell in war, and of the space they left behind them.

A short act of remembrance by the War Memorial will be held after the service.

Rev Paul McKeown said: “Individual crosses for the men who died will be prepared, and we are keen to be in contact with folk in the community who are related to our war dead as we would like family members to place the crosses in the ground.

“If one of your relatives is commemorated on the Belhelvie War Memorial, or you think he may be, please call 01358 742227 or email pmckeown1@btconnect.com.

“We will end our morning’s commemoration with a lunch, followed by film footage, stories and poems remembering the cost of the Great War in our own part of the world.”