Holy Trinity invited villagers to remember their loved ones with something more than flowers and chocolates this year. Residents were offered the opportunity to buy a candle and add the names of those they love to a roll of honour.
The candles - nearly 700 of them - were displayed in a serpentine to represent a river of thankfulness on the floor of the nave of the church. The names were displayed on scrolls and on a projector in a continuous loop and people came to read and view the candles while piano music - and sunlight, and the sound of children playing - filled the church.
It was a moving and thought provoking celebration of women who have touched - and those who still do touch - our lives.
In November 2018, to commemorate the end of the First World War, the Parish Council is promoting ‘Barrow Remembers’. This is a project which will provide an opportunity for the village to remember each soldier who died during the First World War as an individual by laying a wreath on each of their graves. Research into the project is well underway. There are approximately 70 WW1 graves located mainly in the UK and France. To find out more, or be involved, please do get in touch - firstname.lastname@example.org