Warwick Poppies 2018 was formally launched in September 2017 and is a massive, yearlong campaign to collect thousands of handcrafted poppies. These will then form a major display within St Mary’s in the autumn of 2018. It will be a huge community tribute to those whose lives have been touched by conflict and it will coincide with the centenary of the end of World War One. As a minimum, we are seeking 11,610 poppies – one for each of the men from the Royal Warwickshire Regiment alone, who lost their lives in the Great War.
The project Patron is Timothy Cox, Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire, and we are very keen to attract support and poppies from the widest possible area. We are already receiving poppies from all corners of the UK and abroad, including the USA and New Zealand. Poppies can be in any format, there are a series of local “Poppy Drop Stations”, and we have storage available – so please get crafty!
The display will be opened at a Gala Dinner on Friday 5th October 2018, and will then be open to the public every day until mid-December. St Mary’s is proud to be hosting this significant community tribute and we encourage everyone to become involved.
James Druce (trombone)
Admission free, retiring collection
Welcome to the exciting website for St Mary's Church.
Here you will find all about our flourishing and lively community. The site includes:
How to come and see this historic building if you are a visitor to Warwick.
How to worship with us if you are new to the area or to faith.
How to support or become involved in the ministry.
How to support or become involved with the music.
St Mary's is an open and welcoming church. It would be lovely to see you in person.
The Revd Vaughan S Roberts
Vicar of St Mary's & Team Rector of Warwick