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Neilston War Memorial service of dedication

 
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 9:19 pm    Post subject: Neilston War Memorial service of dedication Reply with quote

Neilston War Memorial Association
A service of dedication, remembrance & thanksgiving Saturday 7th November 2015 (Guests to assemble 14:15 for 14:30)
As guests assemble the bells of St Thomas’ and Neilston Parish will be rung -Veterans, Soldiers family members, invited dignitaries’ , and Sponsors with tickets will be directed to seated areas at each side of the memorial path.
East Renfrewshire Schools Brass Ensemble will play a series of Music pieces at the memorial
Parade:
Parade will assemble at Neilston Primary School 14:00
Parade:
Led by Neilston Pipe Band
Parade Chief Marshall- Warrant officer Bob Alexander
James McVey
Iain Forsyth
Parade participants to Include
Royal British Legion (with colours)
Barrhead Army Cadet Group (with colours)
Air Cadet Group (with colours)
1st Neilston BB (with colours)
1st Neilston GB (with colours)
1st Neilston Scouts (with colours)
2nd Neilston Guides (with colours)
Local schools representatives
Parade will move 14:15 off down High Street, past Pig Square and up Main Street to the memorial
Arrival of the parade – Neilston Pipe Band stand and play
(Tune to be arranged)
The Colours will form on each side of the memorial path and be received by the Lord Lieutenant
DEADICATION SERVICE
The clergy:
Rev Fiona Maxwell, Minister of Neilston Parish Church
Rev Fr Joseph Balmer, Parish Priest of St Thomas’ RC Church
Representatives of other faiths
INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME
14:30
Mr Eddie Moore, Treasurer of Neilston War Memorial Association
OPENING PRAYER
Rev Fiona Maxwell
HYMN
Abide with me
(Led by ensemble and Dalmeny Choral)
READING
(Fr Balmer)
PRAYER
(children of local schools)
POEM READING
(Mr Jimmy Higgins )
MUSICAL PIECE– “In Flanders Fields”
(Dalmeny choral )
REFLECTION
(Rev Fiona Maxwell)
PRAYER OF DEDICATION
(Rev Fiona Maxwell and Fr Joe)
THE ROLL OF HONOUR
The names will be read by association members
Mr Ian Strickland
Mrs Jacqueline Drennan
Mrs Kathy Timmins
Mr Keith Fergus
Mr Stephen Timmins
THE EXHORTATION
(John Houston)
2 minutes silence
Last Post (Bugler)
MUSICAL PIECE– ‘Comin Hame’
(Dalmeny choral and Neilston Pipe Band)
A selection of flowers from the countryside of Neilston will be laid by the ladies of Neilston Mill
KOHIMA EPITAPH
(John Houston)
ADDRESS
Cllr Paul O’Kane (Chair NWMA)
CLOSING PRAYER
(Fr Joe Balmer)
THE NATIONAL ANTHEM
BENEDICTON
(Rev Fiona Maxwell )
Dedication Ends
Parade re forms on Main street - across from St Thomas church gates to take salute and will depart to the pipes and drums and the peeling of the church bells;
Parade will take the salute, head south down Main street, turn left into Station Road, at the top of Station Road turn left onto High Street progress down High Street and disperse at Neilston Primary school car park.
The Churches of the Village will provide tea and coffee in the St Thomas Church hall after the proceedings’

Kind Regards
Matt Secretary Neilston War Memorial association [/img]
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately I have a prior engagement so won't be able to attend, but I hope the day goes well.
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