Pershore Schools Armistice Service 2021

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s annual Pershore Schools Armistice Service was scaled back to a wreath laying ceremony at Pershore Commemorative Garden. 
Revd Claire Lording led with prayers and the pupils from 7 schools in the Pershore Benefice laid their wreaths in honour of all those who served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces. 
Representatives from Pershore & District Royal Naval Association and Royal British Legion took part in the service with a wreath being laid by RBL Chairman Simon Dudfield in honour of the 10th anniversary of the Commemorative Garden. 
Organiser Mrs Trudy Burge who oversaw the creation of the Garden with her late Father said:-
“It’s a great shame that circumstances didn’t allow for us to hold our usual service in the Abbey but as we usually have around 450 people participating, it just wasn’t possible at present. However the Schools Armistice Service began with the creation of the Commemorative Garden and in the 10th anniversary year I am delighted that we could at least hold the wreath laying Service this year and even more so that all 7 schools from the Benefice were represented.  My late Father, Ted Annis, was always so proud of the schools and he would have been thrilled with the children today as they are all so respectful of Remembrance. They are a credit to their parents, their schools and our town.”