As a result of Covid-19 restrictions, the British Legion, Churches and the Parish Council won’t be holding the usual Remembrance Parade and Service on Remembrance Sunday at the War Memorial this year. Instead, the Churches, the British Legion and the Parish Council have combined to put together an online ‘Service of Remembrance’. Baptist Minister Sam Hackett has produced the video, which also introduces the new Methodist Minister Reverend Nichola Jones. You can watch the Service of Remembrance by clicking the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiHzazwyjOQ
Additionally, the Chairman of the Parish Council, the Armed Forces Community Champion and a Borough Councillor will lay wreaths at the Memorial on Remembrance Day, Wednesday 11th November 2020.
In addition to this, The Royal British Legion have put together a range of suggested Covid-safe activities that are inexpensive to create. These include:
- Holding a small Remembrance service in your garden.
- Creating a Remembrance space in your garden by planting plants that have a connection to Remembrance.
- Using Zoom, Facebook or another online meeting resource to host an online Remembrance service or activity.
- Setting up a community Remembrance forum to discuss different residents’ Remembrance stories.
- Creating an online exhibition of Remembrance-related photos from local residents, that schools or others could use to discuss local Remembrance activities.
- Doing an online interview with a local veteran or someone currently serving to discuss what service and sacrifice means to them. You could send people the link and create an online audience.
- Opening an online book of Remembrance that family, friends and others can sign as a mark of Remembrance.
- Writing letters of Remembrance to veterans or serving personnel.
- Using The Royal British Legion Remembrance education activities to help children learn about Remembrance.
- Creating your own Remembrance art piece using The Royal British Legion teaching resources – children and families could be asked to display something in their window like the rainbows for the NHS.
You can find more information about these activities at https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/remembrance.
The Royal British Legion has also launched a virtual Field of Remembrance, where you can virtually plant your tribute from home and explore other tributes that have been created to remember the fallen. Visit