A SCHOOL community gathered for an Act of Remembrance last week.

Mowden Hall in Newton, Stocksfield is a co-educational and boarding preparatory school and came together on Friday, November 10 to remember the fallen.

Hexham Courant: Mowden Hall school's service at St James' ChurchMowden Hall school's service at St James' Church (Image: Mowden Hall)


The ceremony began in the serene surroundings of St James' Church, Newton, where the school congregated to pay respects in a moment of quiet reflection during the two-minute silence.

Hexham Courant: Poppies at Mowden Hall's servicePoppies at Mowden Hall's service (Image: Mowden Hall)

A spokesperson from the school said: "The service featured poignant readings, including an excerpt from the Gospel of St. Matthew (Ch 25: 34-40) eloquently delivered by Eleanor F, Year 8. The school was honoured to have Major Squires, RA, who read from the Gospel of St. John (Ch 15: 9-17).

Hexham Courant: Mowden Hall pupils with the poppiesMowden Hall pupils with the poppies (Image: Mowden Hall)

"A moving spectacle unfolded as poppy petals gracefully descended from the sky, creating a deeply emotional atmosphere that resonated with everyone present. The commemorative readings, accompanied by a heartfelt anthem from our choir and hymns sung with unwavering commitment, served as a beautiful tribute to those who sacrificed their lives in conflicts."