More than a thousand poppies are currently hanging through the church, which appear to float in St Augustine’s Church, with each poppy representing nearly 700 soldiers from the United Kingdom who gave the ultimate sacrifice in WW1. The installation has been put up to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the armistice later this year.
Most of these poppies have been made by the pupils of Even Swindon School.
The candle lit at the start of the commemorations in 2014 and has been lit every Sunday since will be extinguished on Remembrance Sunday.
It is possible to come and view the poppies on any Saturday morning between now and November, as well as from 9.30am on Sunday mornings prior to the Sunday service. There will be some special viewing times announced in due course, especially a night viewing where the poppies will be lit up as it gets dark.
Any groups or individuals who would like to come and see them but can’t make Saturday or Sunday mornings, please contact us to arrange a visit.