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Remembrance 2020

An exceptional year because of the COVID 19 pandemic and lockdown which prevented our
normal Remembrance Service in church and required us to have a "slimmed" down service at the
war memorial.  This was conducted with appropriate safeguards following a full risk assessment
prepared by the churchwarden in consultation with the Parish Council.


Wing Commander Kevin Latchman of RAF 99 Squadron attended and laid a wreath on behalf of the
RAF.  He was prepared for a short address in church and fortunately he has provided the link
for us all to hear his remarks via Ytube   Other wreaths were laid by Ben Campion on behalf of the
Parish Council and Shelagh Chatterton on behalf of the WI.  Jacquie Griifin played the saxophone
and Gary Griffin read the exhortation.  The service was conducted by Rev Ian Howard, Team Vicar.


Pictures of the event by Mary Holmes and Gary Griffin can be found below.  A video was taken by the
Parish Clerk.  Click on images to enlarge.


In the meantime an online service was streamed from St John the Evangelist Church



On Wednesday 11th November the Primary School attended the war memorial in groups.  The younger
pupils laid crosses in rows by the war memorial and the older pupils observed the 2 minutes
silence and read their poems.  These and their posters were displayed as usual around the war
memorial.  Click in then image to enlarge.







Phil Holmes  Updated on Tuesday 17 June 2016