World War One commemoration service held in St Mary's Church

World War One commemoration service held in St Mary's Church

World War One commemoration service held in St Mary's Church

First published in News
Last updated
Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

Dozens of people packed into a central Watford church this morning to pay their respects to those who fought in the Great War.

Tomorrow is the centenary of the declaration of World War One. To commemorate the anniversary, St Mary’s Church, in Church Street, held a special service today.

Ex-servicemen, politicians and dignitaries joined the church procession at 10.30am.

Reverend Tony Rindl led the service, which included readings from Maurice Saunders, president of the Croxley Green British Legion, Dorothy Thornhill, the town’s elected mayor, and Richard Harrington, Watford’s MP.

Two dramatic productions also depicted Britain entering the war, with scenes acted out from the House of Commons and inside the Foreign Office on August 3 – the day before the declaration of war.

The service ended at midday, with Reverend Rindl leaving the congregation with the message that to do nothing is often the worst choice of all.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree