News Release

Chesterfield Remembers

As the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal commences for 2016, members of the Chesterfield, congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints stepped forward to make a significant contribution. A total of 38 Church members and missionaries, aged from 9 to 82 years of age, will be donating more than 200 hours to this good cause over the two week appeal period.


As part of the commemoration, Bishop David Lawrance, the local leader of the Church, will attend the Remembrance Day service with civic dignitaries and town leaders. He will also lay a wreath at the cenotaph outside the Chesterfield Town Hall. Following the services, Bishop Lawrance will attend a reception with Toby Perkins Member of Parliament for Chesterfield, Town Councillors and town leaders at the Town Hall.

Bishop Lawrance commented “As followers of Jesus Christ we believe that we are our brother’s keeper. The Poppy Appeal is one way to support those who served to protect the freedom of this land, which allows us all to worship in the way that we choose.”

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