Doncaster church to remember fallen with poppy mural
A church congregation in Doncaster have installed an array of poppies, created with help from the surrounding community, forÂ those soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice.Â
This year, with Remembrance Sunday falling on the 100thÂ anniversary of the end of World War One,Â members ofÂ St Peter's Church in Warmsworth decided to take part in their biggest poppy project to date.Â
The installation '“Â which has been created usingÂ hundreds of handmade poppiesÂ Â '“Â aims to honour the fallen soldiers and is particularly poignant as the Church was built during the Second World War.Â
The church, which is known locally as the White Church, was consecrated in 1942, and was only a handful of churches to be constructed during this period.
In September the congregation and local children from the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts groups, started creating the poppies.
The children used a variation of potato printing, and red card whilst the congregation were asked to cut poppies out at home, with others opting to knit theirs.Â
Jill Sharp, Church warden forÂ St Peter's ChurchÂ said: 'We normally hold a Remembrance service each year, but with it being the 100thÂ anniversary I decided it would be nice for the community and the congregation to do something bigger than we'd done in previous years.
'We asked the congregation to cut out red poppies at home, whilst the uniform group printed them. The cubs did around 500 in one night.Â
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'The knitted ones have been put into a wreath. The church was built during the second world war, making it very apt that we honour those soldiers, especially with that link.'
Once completed, Jill collected the poppies ready for the mural, she added: 'I installed it, as art is my thing but I couldn't have done it without them, without their help it wouldn't have happened.
'It is singularly the biggest creative venture we have undertaken in many years.'
The installation is now open for the public, with the scouts will be visiting on November 5 to take a look at their hard work.
Jill said: 'They can come and see what they've done, as they've only seen it in small bits not altogether. The idea is because it is up now people can pop in and take a look.
'We want to make the most of it, and would like as many people as possible to see it.'
There will be a Remembrance Sunday service on November 11 starting atÂ 10am to display the mural at St Peter's ChurchÂ to visitors.
They will then lead a procession toÂ Warmsworth Cemetery on Guest Lane, for aÂ memorial service at 11am.Â