Remembrance at the Chapel

Today we marked Remembrance at the Chapel. We usually shut the chapel this Sunday of the year and repair to the Memorial Institute, but I’ve never felt comfortable locking the chapel doors on a Sunday morning. Those of our congregation who live in Rimington and Middop were cordially invited to support the village event. Those of us from outside continued to worship at Salem. 
Another important reason for remaining at the chapel is the remembrance of our own war dead. Unknown to some, the chapel has its own war memorial, erected to those young men who left the fellowship to fight in the Great War. Their names are listed on the communion table. So whereas it is fitting to pay respects to all men of the village who went off and died, it’s appropriate for those who attended the chapel to be marked also.