Remembrance 2020


Helping people across the county to remember those who gave their lives for our freedom and safety.

O God of truth and justice,
we hold before you those people
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, peace and hope,
now and for ever.
Amen.

 

Doorstep Remembrance

Because of Covid-19, there are requirements this year that attendance at publicly organised Acts of Remembrance is kept to a minimum.  To enable community Remembrance in Suffolk, we encourage as many as possible to observe Remembrance on your doorstep with a two minutes silence at 11 o'clock on Remembrance Sunday, 8 November. 

This doorstop Act of Remembrance is adapted for personal or family use and is downloadable here.  It could also be used inside your home and/or on 11 November at 11 o’clock.  There is space for you to add names from your local war memorial.  

Or you can download and edit the Remembrance prayer card available from the Church of England.

 

Remembrance Sunday online services on 8 November 2020

Online services will be led by many churches across the county, please visit www.achurchnearyou.com to find online links.

At 10.00am St Edmundsbury Cathedral are holding a live streamed Remembrance Sunday concluding with  an Act of Remembrance at 1100am.  You will be able to view this service on their Facebook page here.

Radio Suffolk is live streaming a Remembrance service from Christchurch Park in Ipswich at 10.45am with the service starting at 10.55am, hosted by Kevin Burch and available on their Facebook page here.   

Bishop Martin, the Revd Mark Lowther, the Revd Richard Stretch, Archdeacon Rhiannon King and the Revd Simon Harvey will all be featured in Radio Suffolk's morning faith show on Sunday along with an 8.00am Remembrance Sunday church service led by Anglican Bishop to the Forces, the Rt Revd Tim Thornton.

Nationally there will be a service led by military chaplains at which tributes will be paid to all those who have served and continue to serve in the Armed Forces. It will also give thanks for the families and others who provide care and support.  To view this service at 9.00am please visit the Church of England's Facebook page here.

 

Further information

Fallen war hero honoured at church | weblink

For those organising Remembrance services the Church of England guidance has been updated and is available in the Prayer and worship section here.

 

Page updated 5 November 2020