Willowfield Church

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Woodbine Willie

A play performed by Searchlight Theatre Company that tells the story of Woodbine Willie (nickname of the Rev Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy) who volunteered as a chaplain during World War One and the vital role he played on the battlefields of the Western Front.  

In 1917 Woodbine Willie was awarded the Military Cross “for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He showed the greatest courage and disregard for his own safety… and his cheerfulness and endurance had a splendid effect on all ranks in the trenches.”  Theatre, poetry and music combine to bring an incredible life to the stage. 

Tickets £4 from the Welcome Desk on Sundays.

The performance is supported by the Church of Ireland Historical Centenaries Working Group  and is part of events to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.

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