Dave Smith, (Autism Together Service Manager – Art & Technology) reports on a very touching commemoration created by our service users and Ceramics leader, Helen Watkins

Autism Together was invited to help commemorate the Armistice Day on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month at St. Barnabus Church in Bromborough.

Our talented service users created a beautiful ceramic wreath of bright red poppies. Each poppy was hand-made by individual service users and placed onto a frame by Helen Watkins our Ceramics leader.

The finished result was striking (and heavy!). We lay the wreath on the Friday at the war memorial and we paid our respects with a two minute silence.


The wreath was then placed on the memorial again on the Sunday at a full service attended by members of the Scouts, Rangers and the congregation.  The wreath was laid by two members of the 13th Bebington Scout Group, Sean and Edward Casswell. Both Sean and Edward are autistic.

They were accompanied by our parish evangelist Eddie Griffiths father of one of our service users. Eddie is on the left of the photo with Rev Jenny Gillies & the Rt Rev Peter Forster Bishop of Chester who was also celebrating the 20th anniversary of his consecration as Bishop of Chester.
Jenny Hope, Church Warden, said “The wreath is absolutely beautiful”.

We would like to thank St. Barnabus for all the support they have given us over the years.

Dave Smith
Autism Together Service Manager – Art & Technology