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Remembrance Sunday goes online

An abundance of poppies for Remembrance Sunday

This year Remembrance Sunday falls on 8th November. Wye parish church would normally be packed for this service, but as a COVID-19 precaution the church will be closed to the public. Instead the Remembrance service will be live streamed via the Wye Benefice virtual church group from 10.00. David Reece, the Chairman of the Parish Council will lay a wreath of poppies on the altar during the service, on behalf of all residents. Later in the day all the wreaths laid by community representatives will be placed at the Wye War Memorial.

For everyone's safety, please do not gather at the Wye War Memorial either on Remembrance Sunday morning, or at 11.00 on the 11th November, Armistice Day. The Wye church tenor bell will be half-muffled and toll at those times to before the two minute silence as normal. This will enable people to unite, and pay their respects remotely. #TwoMinuteSilence

There is no door to door collection for the Poppy Appeal this year. However, traditional poppies, enamel badges and crosses are available in Church Street 10.00 to 13.00 from Friday 30th October, subject to the availability of volunteers and COVID-19 restrictions. Look for the socially distanced pop-up shop under the King's Head carriage arch.

Posted: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 08:00 by Admin

Tags: Armistice, COVID-19, Poppy Appeal, Remembrance