Warwick Poppies 2018

Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick

At 11am, on the 11th November 1918, the guns fell silent, marking the end of the First World War. To commemorate the centenary of this historic event, highlighting the part that Warwickshire people played in that terrible war,  Warwick Poppies 2018  mounted a massive display of 62,438 hand made poppies within the magnificent Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick.  11,610 soldiers from the Royal Warwickshire Regiment alone lost their lives in the Great War, and we hope our display was a fitting tribute to their sacrifice. Poppies were donated by hundreds of individuals, local groups, schools, businesses and many people living overseas. It also included bespoke tributes from the Warwickshire Federation of Womens Institutes, the Woodloes Evening Townswomens Guild, and the Guild of Bellringers.

The display is now closed but ran daily from October 6th until December 9th 2018, and was visited by over 30,000 people

On Sunday 17th February 2019, Warwick Poppies 2018 will be presenting the money raised from the display and associated events to our two nominated causes, the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, and St Mary's Church. It will take place following the morning service of Choral Eucharist at St Mary’s Church, Old Square, Warwick, at 10.30am. Representatives of both organisations will be present to receive their cheques and there will be a short drinks reception afterwards. You will be very welcome to join us.

Many people have asked what will now be happening to the knitted and crocheted poppies from the display. A number have been donated to other churches and organisations associated with the regiment. However, if you would like to obtain some for yourself, we have organised an event where you can obtain poppies in return for a donation to the campaign. This will take place from Friday 8th to Saturday 9th March, each day from 10am-4pm, in St Mary’s.

You might like  some poppies for your own church or organisation, to frame, or to make into cushions or similar. Please come along and see us. Tea and coffee will be available.

 It is still possible to  make a donation for Warwick Poppies 2018. If you would like to do so,  please click on this link 

A set of prayers was specially written to accompany the exhibition. You can download these here.

Information on visiting Warwick can be found at  http://visitwarwick.co.uk/ 

The Collegiate Church of St Mary is in the middle of Warwick, in Old Square and close to the Market Square and Council Offices. It is the tallest building for miles around and you will spot it on the horizon, as you approach Warwick.

You would be most welcome to join us for one of our Church Services, and to experience choral worship of a very high standard in the most beautiful of surroundings. For details of services please visit http://www.stmaryswarwick.org.uk/

Collegiate Church of St Mary, Old Square, Warwick CV34 4RA
Email: contact@warwickpoppies.org.uk
Twitter: @WarwickPoppies
Telephone: 01926-403940

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