More than 400 people attended the Remembrance Sunday service at Ottery St Mary Parish Church on November 13. 

War veterans, local dignitaries including the Mayor Vicky Johns and members of the public were joined by around 120 members of the Brownies, Guides, Cubs and Scouts. 

During the service the children’s Lighthouse Choir sang the UK Blessing, their first performance in a church, and children had the opportunity to come up to the front and place a poppy on a cross. A two-minute silence was held in the church, and the congregation went outside to lay wreaths. 

Parish administrator Sue Jeacock said: “It was really lovely. There was a real mix of young and old, along with the church congregation and also a lot of people from the town.” 

Before the service, there was a parade from the Land of Canaan to the church, organised by Ottery Veterans and open to the public to join.