Local residents, including pupils from Park View Primary Academy, gathered for a simple Remembrance Day event last week (11 November 2014) in the new community garden outside the Church of the Holy Spirit, on Tempest Road in the heart of Beeston Hill.
Local vicar Lindsey Pearson led the ceremony – which featured pupils from the school and others laying wreaths on the memorial, and one minute’s silence. Rev Pearson invited attendees to both remember those who fought in previous wars, but also to work hard to create a just and peaceful world without war.
Also last week, the Church of England provisionally agreed to the long-discussed proposal to make the Holy Spirit church building available to local residents – for sports, arts and craft, performance, events, and more. Details are yet to be finalised, but it is anticipated that the building will be available – on a free or very affordable basis – from early 2015.