WHITE poppies, representing a commitment to peace and a challenge to attempts to celebrate war, have gone on sale at Catshill Methodist Church.

As well as offering both red and white poppies - in an effort to remember all victims of war - The Golden Cross Lane church centre will be hosting 'prayers for peace' during a service on Sunday, November 11 at 6pm.

Reverend Anne Smith said: "It is both right and proper to remember all those who have given their lives for this country, and for the benefit of all of us, and also to remember those innocent victims of war.

"It is also right and proper that we remember those who have died in wars that we may never even heard of, and conflicts that don’t involve British Armed Forces or civilians.

"But remembering only the past is to ignore the future.

"We need to commit ourselves to peaceful resolutions to conflicts and I believe we also need to pray for peace, hence the service at 6pm on the 11th when everyone will be welcome.”