NATIONAL POLICE MEMORIAL DAY 2013
It was our great privilege to be able to host the 10th Police Memorial Day. An occasion graced by the Mayor & Mayoress of the Borough of Wyre, Cllr & Mrs John Hodgkinson, and uniformed and civilian personnel representing Lancashire Constabulary Northern & Western Divisions, the Police Federation, National Association of Retired Police Officers and the Lancashire Commissioner of Police & Crime, County Cllr Clive Grunshaw. They were joined by the church family and all gathered for refreshments in the church hall at the conclusion of the service. The service was based on the national service held this year in Cardiff. It was led by Tom Birch and the organist was Malcolm Mclean.
ORDER OF SERVICE
THE GATHERING OF THE PEOPLE OF GOD
The Call to Worship
Hymn: God is love: let heaven adore him (Tune: Hyfrodol. Music: Melody by RH Prichard harmonized by R Vaughan Williams. Words: Timothy Rees.)
The Bidding … Police Federation
MINISTRY OF THE WORD
Reading: Psalm 23 … National Association of Retired Police Officers
Hymn: Judge eternal, throned in splendour, Lord of Lords and King of kings (Tune: Rhuddlan. Music: Welsh traditional melody. Words: H Scott Holland.)
A Time of Reflection … Police & Crime Commissioner
Word in Season
A Further Time of Reflection in Prayer, Verse and Prayer … Lancashire Constabulary, Northern Division
Hymn: Father, Lord of all creation, ground of Being, Life and Love (Tune: Abbot’s Leigh. Music: Cyril V Talbot. Words: Stewart Cross.)
ACT OF REMEMBRANCE
At this point a candle was lit serving to remind us of the undying flame of devotion and commitment, exemplified by those whom we remember today from:
Wales … Lancashire Constabulary,
Northern Ireland … Police Federation
Scotland … National Association of
Retired Police Officers
England … Mayor & Mayoress of the Borough of Wyre
Let us remember and reading of the Roll of Honour
The names of SC LLewllyn WALFORD, PC Arthur RICHARDSON, RPC John POUCHER, Supt Gerald Irving RICHARDSON, PC Kenneth Richmond FLETCHER, PC Angela BRADLEY, PC Gordon Alexander CONNOLLY and PC Colin MORRISON are inscribed on The Roll of Honour as meeting the strict and particular criteria for inclusion.
We also remember the following of the Police Service who gave their lives in the exercise of their duty during the past year: Police Constable Fiona BONE, (Greater Manchester Police); Police Constable Nicola HUGHES (Greater Manchester Police); Special Constable Scott BENNETT (Lincolnshire Police); Detective Constable Adele CASHMAN (Metropolitan Police); Police Constable Anthony SWEENEY (West Yorkshire Police); Police Constable Andrew BRAMMA (North Yorkshire Police); Police Constable Bruce STEVENSON (Derbyshire Police); Constable Philippa REYNOLDS (Police Service of Northern Ireland); Police Constable Steve RAWSON (Hampshire Constabulary); Police Sergeant Ian HARMAN (Metropolitan Police).
Last Post & Reveille
Father in heaven, we give thanks …
Hymn: Guide me, O thou great Jehovah (Tune: Cwm Rhondda. Music: John Hughes (Pontypridd). Words:v1 translated Peter Williams altered; vv 2-3 translated William Williams (or John Williams) altered..) during which a collection will be made for the Police Memorial Trust and church funds.
ACT OF DEDICATION
We stand in the presence of God … Lancashire Constabulary, Western Division
The National Anthem