Posted: Sat 15th Aug 2020

VJ Day marked with spectacular poppy display at St Giles Church for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

VJ Day is being marked with a spectacular display of poppies at St Giles Church in Wrexham.

Thousands of poppies have been made by members of the congregation decorate both the chancel and the nave.

Those in the chancel have been hand-knitted, while those on the pillars were made out of plastic drinks bottles.

The church’s bells will also ring out to mark the day on Saturday at 11am and the church will be open for private prayer Monday to Saturday, from 10am-12pm and on Sundays for the Eucharist at 11am.

The Vicar of St Giles, the Revd Dr Jason Bray, said: “The poppies in the chancel are the ones we used for the commemoration of the end of WWI, but the poppies in the rest of the church were newly made to be displayed this year.

“Unfortunately, the Coronavirus got in the way of what would have been a display under the tower, but we felt it was important that they were displayed in some way.”

The north aisle of St Giles Church is home to the regimental chapel of the Royal Welch Fusiliers, now part of the Royal Welsh.

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