From Laura Garnham
Sir, - I write in defence of the Westminster Abbey vigil (Letters, 8
August). The Abbey generously made the material freely
available well in advance, and I adapted it to suit our small and
rural church for a Lights Out vigil and reflection. I expected two
or three people to attend (it is a very small village), but 17
The Revd Leslie Lawrence asks where the ordinary people were. I
suggest some of them were in their parish churches, observing the
silence, hearing the powerful poems and the thoughtful prayers, and
hearing the names of those from the village who died in that war
(names that are still in the village, some of them).
Mr Lawrence found the service unsettling. We did, too. I thought
that was the point.
LAURA GARNHAM (Reader)
1 Church Road, Wrabness
Essex CO11 2TG