Earlier this month, the YCW took time to support our local Mass and Service of Remembrance at St Antony’s Church in Trafford Park. The event for ably organised by our neighbours at St Antony’s Centre for Church and Industry.
The Centre for Church and Industry was established in 1979 with the aim to promote better understanding and knowledge of Christian Social Thinking, especially in relation to industrial and economic issues.
It seeks to work with a wide range of community groups, organisations, churches and individuals to develop common objectives and to benefit the wider community through specific projects.
The event also coincided with the anniversary of Canon Joe Carter, who was a faithful supporter of the YCW over his years of ministry and was a Diocesan Chaplain within Salford.
Following the Mass there was a reflection on the turmoil of war and continuing need for peace in our world, with wreaths being laid at the War Memorial outside the Church. The Memorial has been listed as a Grade II monument by Historic England to protect it for future generations and acts as a permanent reminder of the many young workers who lost their lives in conflicts.
National Training and Development Worker, Marc Besford, said: “I would like to thank the Centre for the invaluable work they do in organising this very solemn occasion. It is important that we never forget the sacrifices made by our young workers during wartime and the many others who tragically lost their lies. We look forward to continuing our work with the Centre.”
St Antony’s Centre is also organising a Christmas Carol Service on Wednesday 19th December at 12 noon.
It will be held at St Antony’s Church in Trafford Park. All are welcome.