Updated: Nov 1, 2020
UPDATE AS OF 7.15am ON SUNDAY 1st:
Having had a quick look on-line at the latest government advice, I think it is highly unlikely that a service in church will take place on Remembrance Sunday or for the following few Sundays at least.
I think it is unlikely that members of the public will be able to attend a service at the war memorial.
I shall consult with the Chair of the Parish Council and post an update by the middle of the week.
Government guidance states that, under coronavirus restrictions, local Remembrance Sunday events should not involve communal singing, and that organizers should:
· Keep numbers to a minimum.
· Encourage the public to observe the rule of 6 and social distancing at all times.
· Take reasonable steps to record the contact details of those attending (for test and trace purposes).
The Vicar and churchwardens, with the Chair of the Parish Council, have agreed the following.
To help us keep numbers to a minimum:
· Please attend either the church service at 10.00am or the service at the war memorial at 10.50am.
· Please consider taking part in a different way, by standing on your doorstep a few minutes before 11.00am, waiting for the church clock to chime, and then keeping a dispersed two minutes’ silence with everyone else across the village. (You might be able to hear the bugle sounding the end of the silence.)
Please ‘sign up’ in advance by noon on Friday 6th November:
· To attend the Church Service, contact Rob Kelsey on firstname.lastname@example.org, or (01289) 382325. (The first forty people to sign up can be safely accommodated.)
· To attend at the war memorial, contact George Straughen on (01289) 382386.