At the request of the Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire, Lady Susan Haughey CBE, a special Interdenominational Civic Commemoration to mark the ending of World War One will be held within Bothwell Parish Church. The commemoration starts at 5.00pm on Saturday, 10 November 2018 and is open to the public.
The event will be supported by the church Choir led by its organist and director of music, Peter Shepherd. Music will feature Taverner’s: ‘Mother of God, here I stand’; Blatchley’s: ‘For the Fallen’; and Elgar’s: ‘They are at rest’. A wreath will be laid by the Lady Haughey, Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant and an Act of Commitment will be held.
Over the past four years, Remembrance has been observed at the church of Lanarkshire men whose lives were sacrificed or injured during the conflict. It is intended that following this year’s Remembrance Weekend, an ongoing display will be created within the church so that those who died or were injured, and their families, will be commemorated into the future.