Service to remember victims of holocaust

Abbey Gardens Bury St Edmunds Don't Stand By Holocaust Memorial Day 2016'with students from Guildhall Feoffment CP School and St James CEVA Middle School, readings by The Rev Canon Matthew Vernon.'Picture Mark Westley ANL-160127-141557009
Abbey Gardens Bury St Edmunds Don't Stand By Holocaust Memorial Day 2016'with students from Guildhall Feoffment CP School and St James CEVA Middle School, readings by The Rev Canon Matthew Vernon.'Picture Mark Westley ANL-160127-141557009
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Crowds gathered at Bury St Edmunds’ Peace Garden on Wednesday to remember the millions that died in the holocaust.

To mark Holocaust Remembrance Day a service was held in the Abbey Gardens led by Canon Matthew Vernon of St Edmundsbury Cathedral.

Abbey Gardens Bury St Edmunds Don't Stand By Holocaust Memorial Day 2016'with students from Guildhall Feoffment CP School and St James CEVA Middle School, readings by The Rev Canon Matthew Vernon.'Snowdrop planting by  Guildhall Feoffment CP School.'Picture Mark Westley ANL-160127-141542009

Abbey Gardens Bury St Edmunds Don't Stand By Holocaust Memorial Day 2016'with students from Guildhall Feoffment CP School and St James CEVA Middle School, readings by The Rev Canon Matthew Vernon.'Snowdrop planting by Guildhall Feoffment CP School.'Picture Mark Westley ANL-160127-141542009

Opening the service Canon Vernon said: “We are here today in the peace garden which was opened just last year.

“It is a place to remember and reflect, a place to remember from the past and renew our commitment to building a better world.”

While the Chamber Choir of St James’ Middle School sang a stirring rendition of The Lord’s My Shepherd, pupils from Guildhall Feoffment CP School planted snowdrops in the memorial garden as an act of remembrance for the victims of the holocaust.

Afterwards, Canon Vernon asked the crowds to turn to their neighbour and shake their hand to wish them peace.

Abbey Gardens Bury St Edmunds Don't Stand By Holocaust Memorial Day 2016'with students from Guildhall Feoffment CP School and St James CEVA Middle School, readings by The Rev Canon Matthew Vernon.'Picture Mark Westley ANL-160127-141354009

Abbey Gardens Bury St Edmunds Don't Stand By Holocaust Memorial Day 2016'with students from Guildhall Feoffment CP School and St James CEVA Middle School, readings by The Rev Canon Matthew Vernon.'Picture Mark Westley ANL-160127-141354009

Following the service, Mayor of St Edmundsbury Patrick Chung said remembering the events of the holocaust was more important than ever.

“It is important we have a place to remember them, he said. “I think it is important for the younger generation to know about what has happened in the past and to learn from it and to support each other, to not to fight and be at peace with everybody.”

Abbey Gardens Bury St Edmunds Don't Stand By Holocaust Memorial Day 2016'with students from Guildhall Feoffment CP School and St James CEVA Middle School, readings by The Rev Canon Matthew Vernon.'Picture Mark Westley ANL-160127-141215009

Abbey Gardens Bury St Edmunds Don't Stand By Holocaust Memorial Day 2016'with students from Guildhall Feoffment CP School and St James CEVA Middle School, readings by The Rev Canon Matthew Vernon.'Picture Mark Westley ANL-160127-141215009