Parish Jottings

Parish Jottings - December 2015

Remembrance Exhibition at Holy Trinity church

Harvest Festival

This year Mike Willoughby staged his forth Remembrance Exhibition at Holy Trinity church. The exhibition was open to the public on Saturday 7th and Saturday 14th November.

On the Friday afternoon of 6th November a service, conducted by The Reverend Duncan Carter, was held in the churchyard in commemoration of Private Charles Edward Tidman whose grave was previously unmarked. A number of his descendants attended the service together with the Mayor of Henley, Lorraine Hillier, the MP for Henley, John Howell and others.

Private Tidman, a Henley man, was discharged from the army in December 1914 after being diagnosed with tuberculosis and he later died in 1917 and was buried in the churchyard.

At the morning Remembrance Service on Sunday 8th November, a wreath was laid beneath the WW1 memorial plaque by churchwarden Barbara Williams and Mike Willoughby, of the 'Lest We Forget' project.

During the service the annual two minutes silence took place giving us an opportunity to once more contemplate and comprehend the sacrifices made by so many in the cause of freedom in WW1 and indeed in all other conflicts as well. They died for 'our todays' and we should recognise that we must represent and uphold what they fought and died for. We shall remember them and we must not let them down.

A WW1 Soldier complete with webbing and equipment
A WW1 Soldier complete with webbing and equipment


Reverend Duncan Carter
Vicarage, 16 Church Street, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1SE (574822)

Trinity at Four Minister:
Reverend Sam Brewster
29 Gainsborough Hill,
Oxfordshire, RG9 1ST
(07899 843461)

Peter Jones
Michael Forsdike


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Duncan Carter, Vicar.