24th. June 2000

 VIRGINIA McKENNA, TANIA SZABO, ROSEMARY RIGBY AND THE REV'D ALAN JEVONS

Virginia, Tania, Rosemary and the Rev'd Alan Jevons

 TANIA SZABO

Tania Szabo addressing the audience

 VIRGINIA McKENNA OPENS THE VIOLETTE SZABO GC MUSEUM

Virginia McKenna opens the Museum

 WELCOME TO THE VIOLETTE SZABO GC MUSEUM OPENING DAY

The Herefordshire Royal British Legion on Parade

 THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION MARCH PAST

The Royal British Legion March Past

 THE FIRST AID NURSING YEOMANRY ON PARADE

The Ladies of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry

 WELCOME TO THE VIOLETTE SZABO GC MUSEUM OPENING DAY

Over 1000 people attended the Museum Opening

Service Sheet

" CARVE HER NAME WITH PRIDE "

Violette Szabo, 26th. June 1921 - January 1945
George Cross - Croix de Guerre

WELCOME TO EVERYONE
TO CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF
VIOLETTE'S MILLENNIUM MUSEUM

And

THE ROSEMARY E. RIGBY M.B.E.
MILLENNIUM GREEN

By
VIRGINIA McKENNA
On

Saturday 24th. June 2000. 2.30pm at
"Cartref", Wormelow, Herefordshire.

The Museum is a special and personal
tribute from the people of the world,
in the highest recognition of a
Courageous and true British heroine
Violette Szabo
"MIZPAH"



ORDER OF SERVICE

Led by the Rev'd Alan Jevons
Music by Mrs Wendy Mantle
County Parade Marshall: Mr. P.N. Charman
Bugler: Mr. Paul Eddy

HYMN - HOW GREAT THOU ART

O LORD my God! When I in Awesome wonder
Consider all the works Thy Hand hath made,
I See the stars, I hear the mighty thunder,
Thy pow’r throughout the universe display’d.

Chorus

Then sings my soul my Saviour God to Thee
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.


When through the woods the forest glades I wander
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;
When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur,
And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze:

Chorus

When burdens press, and seem beyond endurance,
Bowed down with grief, to Him I lift my face;
And then in love He brings me sweet assurance;
‘My child, for thee sufficient is my grace’.

Chorus

When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart
Then I shall bow, in humble adoration,
And there proclaim: My God how great Thou art!

Chorus



WELCOME - ROSEMARY E. RIGBY M.B.E.
Much Birch Brownies - To sing
Stand Up, Clap Hands, Shout thank you Lord
Accompanied by the Rev'd. Kay Garlick

THE POEM
"The Life that I have" - Virginia McKenna

HYMN - ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL

All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all.

Each little flower that opens, each little bird that sings,
he made their glowing colours, he made their tiny wings:

The purple headed mountain, the river running by,
the sunset and the morning that brightens up the sky:

The cold wind in the winter, the pleasant summer sun,
the ripe fruits in the garden, he made them every one:

He gave us eyes to see them, and lips that we might tell
how great is God almighty, who has made all things well.

THE UNVEILLING - By Virginia McKenna



PEOPLE - THE LORD'S PRAYER
LAST POST
EXHORTATIONS
The Rev'd John Hoskyns
Mr. Peter Davies
SILENCE
REVEILLE
THE BLESSING

THE NATIONAL ANTHEM

God save our gracious Queen
Long live our noble Queen,
God save the Queen;
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us:
God save the Queen.

Thy choicest gifts in store
On her be pleased to pour;
Long may she reign:
May she defend our laws,
And ever give us cause
To sing with heart and voice,
God save the Queen.



THE OPENING OF THE MILLENNIUM GREEN
By Virginia McKenna is to be at the
Chestnut Tree at 4pm.


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