Service to commemorate Battle of Flodden, 500 years on

The Rev David Taverner and the Rev Rob Kelsey at Twizel Bridge.
The Rev David Taverner and the Rev Rob Kelsey at Twizel Bridge.

A major service of peace and reconciliation involving descendants and representatives of those involved in the Battle of Flodden will be held the day after the 500th anniversary of the battle.

Communities from both sides of the border will take part in the solemn commemoration in Branxton, close to the north Northumberland battlefield, on September 10.

Rev David Taverner, of Coldstream Parish Church, and the Rev Rob Kelsey, of Norham Church, and the priest in charge of Branxton Church, are pictured at Twizel Bridge which would have been used by both English and Scottish armies.