On Saturday 22nd November I joined the Bromley Rotary Club and many other residents at the annual Tree of Light service at Bromley Parish Church.
For those that do not know, every year the Rotary Club kindly organise the installation of a tree in the church grounds as a means of remembering loved ones at this special time of year. The service took on special poignancy this year as it recognised the centenary of the First World War, with a particular focus on those family members who lost their lives during the Great War, or in other conflicts since.
Memory cards are placed on the Club’s floodlit Memorial Board (pictured), with all sponsorship proceeds going to the Club’s chosen charities, including the Royal British Legion. The switching on of the lights was accompanied by Christmas carols and music by the Salvation Army band, altogether making for a very enjoyable service.
The tree will remain lit throughout the Christmas season until 5th January, and I’d thoroughly recommend the service to all those that were unable to make it this year. Thank you again to the Bromley Rotary Club for all their help in organising such a wonderful commemoration.