Haworth Parish Church hosted the village 1940s weekend Remembrance Service yesterday. The service was taken by the Bishop of Bradford the Right Reverend Toby Howarth and there was an extra special contribution by Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson MBE who memorised and delivered a passage from Laurence Binyon’s poem ‘The Fallen’.
The service was attended by three Deputy Lieutenants of West Yorkshire, the Lord Mayor of Bradford Cllr.Abid Hussain and the Lady Mayoress Shahnaz Akhtar; Kris Hopkins MP and representatives of the Military charity Pilgrim Bandits.
The service in Church was followed by an act of Remembrance on the Church steps into Main Street that was also led by the Bishop of Bradford. Pictured are (left to right): the Lord Mayor of Bradford and the Lady Mayoress Cllr. Abid Hussain and Shahnaz Akhtar, Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson MBE, Ben’s father and the Bishop of Bradford the Right Rev.Toby Howarth.
Also pictured is Ben during his recitation and the Remembrance Service on the Main Street Church steps.