Garden of Remembrance message by Rev Lorna Souter
Remembrance Sunday on 8 November may be very different for many this year, when it may not be possible for us all to engage in Services of Remembrance at church or at war memorials in accustomed ways because of ongoing Covid-19 restrictions in place.
In order to provide an alternative location for remembering this year, and one where people can come in their own time, a Garden of Remembrance will be set out beside the entrance to the car park at Cockpen Cemetery. It will be a quiet place to come and give thanks and remember all those who have given their lives in times of war. It will also be a place to come and add to the garden by placing a wooden cross, or a knitted poppy, or a painted stone for remembrance. There will also be a little Remembrance Trail to follow along the trees lining the avenue in the cemetery with poems and thoughts on remembrance, offering further space for quiet and reflection.
Lasswade and Rosewell Churches also
A Garden of Remembrance will also be set up in the grounds of Lasswade Church and Rosewell Church for those living closer to these locations.
Reverend Lorna Souter
Cockpen & Carrington and Lasswade & Rosewell Church