Remembrance Sunday at St Benedict’s

A different year due to Covid 19

The traditional Remembrance Sunday Parish Communion with the Civic Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial will not take place.

There will be an ordinary Parish Communion Service at 9.30am on Remembrance Sunday. Booking a place will be essential as numbers are very limited.

There will be a short Act of Remembrance starting at 10.50/55 at the War Memorial. The Chair of the Parish Council has been invited to lay a wreath on behalf of all our community organisations.

The Last Post will be played.

Villagers are discouraged from attending. There will be no invitations to Community Groups.

Community Groups who wish to lay wreaths may do so informally between Remembrance Sunday

(8th of November) and Armistice Day. (11th November)

As precaution the Parish Council have been asked to mark out the graveyard around the memorial indicating the 2-metre distance rule.

The Schools have been asked if they would like to participate in making a field of poppies to be placed in a designated area around the memorial. Instructions on how to make the poppies have been sent to the schools.  Accompanied children in the school bubbles can come and place their poppies around the memorial in the week prior to Remembrance Sunday.

The British Legion have been asked to supply 100 wooden crosses for villagers to purchase.

These can be placed informally in a designed area around the memorial. If supplied by the British Legion these will be available (for a donation to the British Legion) from St Benedict’s which is open between 9.00am and 4.00pm in the week before Remembrance Sunday.

The Parish Council are investigating the possibility of streaming the short service

Sadly, no refreshments are being offered this year.

Armistice Day Wednesday 11th November

The Schools have been asked if they would like to send a single pupil and member of staff to lay a wreath at 10.50/55.  The Last post will be played and the chair of the Parish Council has been invited to attend. Once again we hope to have the service streamed.