Benefice of St John the Evangelist,Chelford with St Peter's, Lower Withington.and All Saints, Marthall
Due to the current restrictions this year we will not be able to hold a Remembrance Sunday service or formal Acts of Remembrance at St John's Church, Chelford, St Peter's, Lower Withington or All Saints, Marthall. Whilst we recognise that many people usually attend these services to pay their respects, this year it will not be possible.To be clear, there will not be any gatherings at the war memorials in the churchyards of any of the churches.
We ask that, in line with Government guidelines, you do not congregate with others at the war memorial. Although there is much we cannot do, we want to reassure you that we will still be remembering those who died or were injured in conflict-we just need to do it differently this year.
Remembering is important. So: This year, a wreath will be placed at the war memorial of each church by one of the churchwardens and the curate on behalf of us all.
If you are able to, may we suggest that at 11am on 11th November, you pause to observe two minutes silence in your own home and place a poppy in your window on that day. You might like to pray the following prayer:
O God of truth and justice,
we hold before you those men and women
who have died in active service.
As we honour their courage and cherish their memory, may we put our faith in your future;
for you are the source of life and hope,
now and for ever. Amen.
'We will remember them'
Revd Fiona Robinson, Curate.
Wardens: Elaine Boyling, Brenda Massey and Pauline Hallam