Beeston Remembers

Last Wednesday (11 November 2015) saw a short, simple but powerful Remembrance Day event outside the Holy Spirit church on Tempest Road in Beeston. It was attended by people from across the community: veterans, councillors, staff and members from Hamara, pupils from Park View Primary, and a range of local residents.

Recalling the past, hoping for the future (image: Ed Carlisle)
Recalling the past, hoping for the future (image: Ed Carlisle)

Local vicar Rev Lindsey Pearson led a short ceremony, including prayers for ‘all victims of all wars’, and shared reflections on the responsibility and opportunities to build peace in our communities and in our world. And attendees laid wreaths, crosses and other tributes on the war memorial – built after the First World War to remember local people killed in that war.

Thanks was also given to all those volunteers who have worked to resurrect the Holy Spirit garden over the past year. To find out more or get involved with the garden, or the project to re-open the church building as a community space, click here or get in touch with South Leeds Life (and we’ll pass your details on).