Christ Church Catshill
Remembrance Day 2021
All the fallen soldiers listed on our war memorial are remembered in our Church Memorials.
A Remembrance Day Poem
Why are they selling poppies Mummy?
Selling poppies in Town today.
The poppies, child, are flowers of love
For the men that marched away.
But why have they chosen the poppy Mummy?
Why not a beautiful rose?
Because, my child, men fought and died
in fields where poppies grow.
But why are the poppies so red Mummy?
Why are the poppies so red?
Red is the colour of blood my child
The blood that our soldiers shed.
The heart of the poppy is black Mummy
Why does it have to be black?
Black, my child, is a symbol of grief
For the men that never came back.
But why Mummy are you crying so?
Your tears are giving you pain
My tears are my fears for you my child
For the world is forgetting again.
Below are photographs of the memorials that are installed in Christ Church.
100 year Anniversary Memorial
of the ending of the First World War
75 Years Anniversary Memorial
of Victory in Europe
They shall not grow old, as we are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
"Ode to Remembrance"