Books of condolence opened in Huddersfield and Halifax to remember fallen soldiers

BOOKS of condolence have been opened in Huddersfield Parish Church and Halifax Minster for the six servicemen who lost their lives in a roadside bomb.

BOOKS of condolence have been opened in Huddersfield Parish Church and Halifax Minster for the six servicemen who lost their lives in a roadside bomb.

Candles have been lit and prayers offered for the soldiers who died in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday.  

Rev Canon Simon Moor, vicar of Huddersfield, said the church in the town centre would stay open until 7pm for people who wanted to leave messages.  

A service will be held in Halifax Minster on Sunday, the historic home of the Yorkshire Regiment.  

The Bishop of Wakefield, the Rt. Revd Stephen Platten, expressed his shock and sympathy for the families of the serviceman who were killed.  

Bishop Platten said: “These deaths will devastate the families and friends of those involved as well as the local community.  

“My prayers and condolences are with all those who have suffered the loss of a loved one.   

“The Church will be doing all it can to support the communities and people affected.”  

 

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