REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY – 13th November
Services in the four parishes
In Pilton starting at 10.55am there will be a formal Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial; at the same time there will be a similar act in the Parish Church for those who would find the hill difficult; these will be followed immediately by a Remembrance Service in the Parish Church.
In Croscombe there will be an Act of Remembrance in the Parish Church, starting at 10.55am and this will be followed immediately by a Remembrance Service.
At North Wootton there will be a Family Service at 10,55amappropriate for Remembrance Sunday but prepared and led with the thought that there may well be people of all ages at the service. This will begin with a short Act of Remembrance.
At Dinder there will be a service of Holy Communion for Remembrance Sunday at 6.30pm.
Everyone is welcome at any of these services in the parish churches.
SPECIAL SERVICE IN DINDER CHURCH
SUNDAY 20TH NOVEMBER
PILOT’S BRAVE ACTIONS AT DINDER IN 1942
Recently details of a pilot who crashed his plane at the back of the Old Rectory, Dinder in the Second World War have come to light. He was Thomas Middlebrook Horsfall RAF, who crashed on 3rd July 1942. The railings are still bent where the plane fell down and there are two people alive in Dinder who remember this event. He may have not bailed out in order to steer his plane away from the buildings and the school. The details have only recently been discovered by Mike Jones, lately a regular visitor to Dinder.
A commemorative plaque in honour of Thomas Middlebrook Horsfall will be placed in Dinder Church. On SUNDAY 20th NOVEMBER at 11.00am the plaque will be dedicated in the church service. Members of the pilot’s family will be present and the service will be followed by a lunch in the Village Hall to which everyone is invited. We would like as many as possible to come to this village occasion.
Please let Ros and Michael Comer (679468)know if you intend to come to the Lunch
to enable the food to be organised.