The Lych-Gate and War Memorial
St. Mary's Church, Boulton-by-Derby
The Lych-Gate at Boulton St. Mary's Church was built in the early 1920's by Mr Joseph Thomas Fisher as a Memorial to those of the parish who lost their lives in the Great War 1914 - 1919. An old photograph of the Lych-Gate can be found on the history section of this Website at the link shown below.
On Sunday 24th April 2005 the Memorial was Re-dedicated following extensive refurbishment of the roof by Mr Mark Stafford
The Rev'd Tim Wright leads the congregation in the Act of Re-dedication and Remembrance at the Lych-Gate, Boulton St. Mary's Church.
Let us remember before God and commend to his sure keeping:
Those who have died ..... We will remember them.
The plaque reads:
For God King and Country
1914 - 1919
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Almighty and eternal God,
From whose love in Christ we cannot be parted,
Either by death or life:
Hear our prayers and thanksgivings
For all whom we remember this day;
Fulfil in them the purpose of your love;
And bring us all, with them, to your eternal joy;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Music: "Jesus Calls
By Elton Smith, Larry Holder and Steve Israel
Courtesy of Songs of Praise Website
21 April 2011