10am at St Mary’s Church
This hugely popular service is an opportunity for all to give thanks for, and remember, those who have sacrificed their lives for others in conflict over the past 100 years or so.
The service in church is followed by an Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial when the names of the 24 men from the town who died in 1916 will this year be read out. We then mark a period of silence as the clock strikes 11am.
Many uniformed organisations will march through the town and join in the church service.
As for the past few years, we will again have an ‘overflow’ in the Boys’ Sunday School on Remembrance Sunday so that, once the church is full, anyone else is directed to a comfortable seat and a chance to join in the service.
The full sound of the service is relayed over and a board set up to replicate the names of those on the War Memorial, along with images shown on a screen during the service.
We join in exactly the same service – and the same sense of reverence and quiet is kept – along with hearty joining in of the hymns, prayers and responses.
If you haven’t been to this service for a while because you’ve struggled to find a seat, why not try this year? You may even prefer to opt for the Sunday School - the padded seats and more elbow room!
Once the church is full, everyone else will be directed across to the Sunday School.