River of Poppies unveiled at Port Sunlight’s Christ Church United Reformed Church

Christ Church United Reformed Church, Port Sunlight, with the assistance of the Green Watch from Bromborough Community Fire Station, has installed a River of Poppies on the tower of the church in Church Drive.

The River of Poppies was the idea of Debbie Stott, and over the last 12 months the installation has involved over 80 knitters, from the church family and local community, as well as knitters from the Thornton Hough Woman’s Institute, Highfield URC, Port Sunlight Stitchers, and family members of the Fire Brigade and others from across the Wirral. Knitted poppies have also arrived from as far afield as Mold, Northampton and Australia, and some knitters have made more than 150 poppies each.

Minister the Revd Ian Smith said: “Thanks go to everyone who has helped in any way. More than 3,500 poppies have been added to create the River of Poppies, and this is an amazing symbol of the commitment of Christ Church and the village of Port Sunlight to remember those have served their country, and, in particular, those who lost their lives in the many wars and conflicts that have taken place around the world.”

Christ Church URC will be joining with the village for Remembrance weekend commemorations with an Armistice Day Service at the Port Sunlight War Memorial at 10.45am on Saturday 11 November; a Remembrance Sunday Service on Sunday 12 November, beginning at the Port Sunlight War Memorial at 10.45am and concluding in Christ Church; and a Remembrance Sunday Choral Evensong and Cantata by the Liverpool Bach Collective at Christ Church on Sunday 12 November beginning at 6.30pm.

Visit https://christchurchportsunlight.wordpress.com/ for more details about the events taking place over Remembrance Weekend.