Remembrance Sunday 2020

Remembrance 2020 in Wateringbury – Sunday 8th November

Having carefully considered all of the options the organising group responsible for Remembrance reluctantly determined it isn’t possible to safely organise a live gathering for Remembrance this year due to COVID 19. This is deeply regrettable as there is always a strong local commitment to mark this occasion in a full way.

A special pre-recorded village remembrance service will be broadcast on Sunday 8th November, through the Church YouTube Channel. It will be premiered soon after 10.40 so that the silence coincides with national commemorations throughout the country. You can subscribe to the channel to be reminded on the morning here This will allow as many people as possible to join a local act of remembrance with the reading of the roll of those from this village who gave their lives in the two world wars of the 20th century.

Some have decided to step outside their door at 11 o’clock to make visible the marking of the silence. The communal spirit experienced through the Thursday night clapping was for some a consolation. It might also provide a way of communally marking the moment, whilst listening to the YouTube local service or the national commemoration.

The Churchyard is open to the public and all are welcome to find an opportunity at some point in the next few days to make a socially responsible visit to the memorial which is located at one corner of the Churchyard. Wreaths may also be placed at the memorial.

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