Peace Garden Official Opening
|Event Name||Peace Garden Official Opening|
|Start Date||21st Sep 2016 11:00am|
|End Date||21st Sep 2016 12:30pm|
|Duration||1 hour and 30 minutes|
On 23 May 1916, sixteen brave young men from Stanborough Missionary College were conscripted into the 3rd Eastern Non Combatant Corps. Holding fast to their beliefs, and despite giving good, non-combatant service, in November 1917 they were court-martialled and sentenced to six-months hard labour for their refusal to work on Sabbath. They were among 130 Seventh-day Adventist conscripts and up 20,000 other CO's who chose an alternative route to that of violence.
All are welcome to attend the short service followed by light refreshments in the church hall.